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Requests for information should be addressed to: Zondervan, 5300 Patterson Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49530 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Berenstain, Jan, 1923–2012. The Berenstain Bears : God made the colors / by Stan and Jan Berenstain with Mike Berenstain. p. cm. — (I can read! Level 1) “Living Lights.” Summary: The Berens tain Bears love the colors in God ’s world, from a barn painted red to the green found in nature to the different shades of people’s skins. ISBN 978-0-310-72507-7 (softcover) [1. Stories in rhyme. 2. Color— Color— Fiction. 3. Bears—Fiction. 4. Christian life— Fiction.] I. Berenstain, Mike, Mike, 1951— II. Title. III. Title: God made the colors. colors. PZ8.3.B44925Bc 2013 [E]—dc23 2012020267 All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the Holy Bible , ®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1 984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ New International Version®, NIV ®. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. Any Internet addresses (websites, blogs, etc.) and telephone numbers in this book are offered as a resource. They are not intended in any way to be or imply an endorsement by Zondervan, nor does Zondervan vouch for the content of these sites and numbers for the life of this book. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted transmit ted in any form or by any means—electronic means—el ectronic,, mechanical, photocopy, photocop y, recording, or any other—except for brief quotations i n printed reviews, without the prior permis sion of the publisher. Zonderkidz is a trademark of Zondervan. Editor: Mary Hassinger Design: Diane Mielke Printed in China
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We love colors—colors God made. God made ev every ery single shade. Red, red, we love red like that barn painted bright barn red, and that woodpecker’s bright red head.
Yellow, yellow! We love yellow! The color of the sun, its brightest beam. The yummy color of lemon ice cream.