Berenstain Bears In The Dark

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About this app

★ Winner of a PARENTS’ CHOICE Gold Honor Award
★ An interactive animated storybook starring the Berenstain Bears
★ originally published as the award-winning Living Books
★ A tale of taking charge of one’s imagination, especially when it makes you afraid of the dark

Play inside the story and interact with all the characters and words with The Berenstain Bears In the Dark, an imaginative interactive reading experience with fully animated content featuring the popular Bear Family – Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Brother Bear, and Sister Bear.

This timeless Stan and Jan Berenstain story springs to life on every page. Read and play along as a spooky story Brother Bear reads to Sister Bear keeps her – and eventually the entire family – up all night long. The next day Papa shows Sister how to take charge of her imagination and in the end it’s Brother who is a little afraid in the dark.

• App and all story content is in English
• 12 fully animated pages
• Virtually every item on each page comes to life when clicked
• All words are "active" for extended word play and language learning – click on any word to hear it spoken
• A hidden surprise is on each page – can you find all the lightning bugs?
• Move between pages with the new scrolling page navigation
• Two modes: "Read to Me" and the fully interactive "Let Me Play"
• Multiple settings to further customize the App for your child’s reading experience
• Special "About the Authors" video profiling Jan and Stan Berenstain available from within the App
• Parental tips to help you get the most out of this Wanderful interactive storybook
• Teacher resources include a 33 page overview of Wanderful Classroom Activities and a free preview of the Berenstain Bears In The Dark Classroom Activities guide
• The full 65 page Classroom Activities guide is available from

Wanderful’s goal is to help children discover a lasting love of language through story exploration. We hope The Berenstain Bears In The Dark provides your family, children and students with hours of delightful story play.

The Berenstain Bears In The Dark is by Stan and Jan Berenstain, authors of over 200 books starring the Bear family: Mama, Papa, Brother and Sister.

Wanderful creates engaging interactive storybooks for children that are educational, fun, and above all safe and appropriate. This app:
• does not collect any information
• does not contain ads
• does not contain in-app purchases, but has links to other Wanderful Apps
• includes active links to websites or social networks, but ONLY from the PARENTS and TEACHERS pages, not from the storybook pages
• uses analytics to improve our app experience but only in aggregate and never with personally identifiable data
Updated on
Nov 18, 2019

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Ratings and reviews

17 reviews
A Google user
December 16, 2019
I used to play these all the time as a kid. I got this to use as an adult. There was a few stuff missing when i first got it. But with a new update, everything is back in place. I highly reccomend this if you have young children. They will love interacting with everything, and listening to the story as they watch. Im defiently intoroducing these to my nephew.
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William Carroll
December 23, 2021
Paid $5 for the app. Downloaded and installed it on my galaxy s21+. The app will not open. Immediately crashes back to my phones desktop or home screen when you try to open it. Looks like I was able to get a refund, but I would like to get this app for my 5 year old. I used to play these on a PC as a kid when they were called Living Books.
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Emily Johnson
May 11, 2020
Great app and have had good customer service with them when I ran into issues with another of their products. My kid loves both Berenstain Bears apps. This one works great, is educational, and very enjoyable for replay
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What's new

This new version of The Berenstain Bears In The Dark for Android was developed using Android Studio 3.x to improve reliability and compatibility on Android devices, to be both 32 and 64-bit, and to resolve some internal security issues.