This is super sad news. This past Friday (I know I’m late with the news), author Jan Berenstain passed away at the age of 88 after not waking up from complications from a stroke. Jan and her late husband Stan were the authors and illustrators behind the hugely popular and successful childrens book seriesĀ The Berenstain Bears. Growing up, I remember fondly reading these books and taking away lessons about lying, family time, responsibility and attitude. These bears were straight up cool and remain so even today.