Stan and Jan Berenstain began writing the Berenstain Bears series in 1962. When Stan passed away in 2005, he left behind a legacy of over 250 books and nearly 300 million copies sold. The Berenstain books remain a family affair, with son Mike continuing to create the delightful Bear adventures. You can visit them online at www.berenstainbears.com. Mike Berenstain grew up watching his parents work together to write about and draw these lovable bears. Eventually he started drawing and writing about them too. Though Stan died in 2005, and Jan in 2012, Mike continues to create the delightful Bear adventures from his studio in Pennsylvania, in an area that looks much like the sunny dirt road deep in Bear Country.