‘Berenstain Bears’ Creator — Dead at 88

Children”s book legend Jan Berenstain — who co-created the Berenstain Bears — died Friday at 88-years-old after suffering a stroke … this according to her family.

Jan and her husband Stan Berenstain created the Bear family — Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Brother Bear and Sister Bear — back in 1962 … when they published their first book, “The Big Honey Hunt.”

Since then, they fired out more than 300 stories.

According to Jan”s son, Jan suffered a severe stroke on Thursday and died the following day.

Stan died back in 2005 at the age of 82.

They are survived by their sons and four grandchildren.