“When cubs are at play, it's always the same. Accidents happen. Who's to blame?”
—Opening quote for The Berenstain Bears and the Blame Game
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The Berenstain Bears and the Blame Game is a book published on October 7, 1997. In this book, when Brother and Sister break something, they start playing the blame game, blaming each other on who started it and who's fault it was. Mama and Papa get very angry with this behavior and then think of a solution to make it stop.
Mama is very grumpy one morning because Brother and Sister have developed a bad habit of passing the blame to each other over-and-over-again after each and every accident and mistake. The cubs break Mama's favorite vase and another argument breaks out between them. Just when Mama gets very angry and loses her temper, Papa rushes to the rescue and suggests to the cubs that they instead solve the problem by cleaning up the mess, which he helps the cubs do.
Later that day, the cubs break the bay window that Papa had just finished and another argument breaks out between them. Just when Papa gets very angry and loses his temper, Mama rushes to him and the cubs with brushes and gloves. The bay window is fixed soon after and Papa reminds the cubs that sometimes when someone's really to blame, there's enough of it to go around.