Same issue, same answer. I absolutely remember them being the Berenstein bears. Thanks for posting this thoughtful article, Keryn. Jackie Smith. I went up to the teacher and asked if she knew why the book was called the BerenstEin Bears if the authors were called Berenstain.
Even though I remember Berenstein, Berenstain also seems familiar.
Gaelic is pronounced Gaylick, So while the spelling is way wrong today, the sound is the same. I find this all curious because when I was having difficulty reading as a child I would think about the words and if I recognized them. I grew up going to this park and have been there at least times.
He seems to know Jan and is convinced there was a name change, yet there never was apparently, at least not in this reality.