Parents' Guide to

Stranger Among Bears

By Anne Louise Bannon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Tame series isn't that exciting for a show about bears.

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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Stranger Among Bears Should Be Viewed

I laughed through most of the documentary as Charlie does everything we've ever been told not to do and it all turns out beautifully. The bears are so much fun to watch and Charlie clearly has a gift in relating to and winning the respect of the bears. My favorite documentary.

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say: Not yet rated

Aside from the fact that Vandergaw clearly knows how to handle bears, there's not too much to be learned about bears and their behavior from STRANGER AMONG BEARS. And while there are moments of excitement and interest -- such as when some hunters trespass on Vandergaw's land, and he chews them out and then befriends them -- the show is mostly pictures of Vandergaw hanging out with bears.

Ultimately, it's all a tad dull. Not overwhelmingly dull -- just dull enough for a third-grader to get antsy.

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