Stan and Jan Berenstain began writing the Berenstain Bears series in 1962, with The Big Honey Hunt. Since then over 250 Berenstain Bears books have been published and sales of the series are nearing 300 million. When Stan passed away in 2005, he left behind a legacy of a beloved children's book series. The Berenstains have kept the Bears books a family affair, with son, Mike now writing and illustrating with his mother. You can visit them online at www.berenstainbears.com.