A camping trip for the Berenstain Bears means that Dad attempts to show his scouting skills while the little bears wisely follow the guidebook instead. As always the children know best, which is the basis of the Berenstain's appeal to beginning readers. 'I can read it all by myself' is the Beginner Books motto, and behind it is an understanding of how important it is for children to take pride and pleasure in their early reading. Beginner Books have been designed to appeal directly to children through the use of humour, rhyme, and bright pictures that can be 'read' even by the non-reading child. Some Beginner Books are simple stories, others are hilarious nonsense: both types have been designed to give children confidence and make them want to go on reading.