Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

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With more than two million copies sold, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? has opened up a world of learning to a generation of children. For this edition, created for the twenty-fifth anniversay in 1992, Bill Martin, Jr., restored his text to its original wording. And Eric Carle created all new pictures--based on the originals, but clearer, brighter, and truer to the colors they represent.

Bill Martin has been devoted to writing children's books for more than thirty years. He has a Ph.D. in early childhood education and he has long been a proponent of using rhyme and rhythm to teach young children how to read.

Eric Carle, illustrator of many beloved children's books, was born in the United States, but spent his early years in Stuttgart, Germany, where he studied art and design at the Academy of Applied Art. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? was the first book he illustrated.

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Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 1991, c1983.
ISBN: 9780805017441
0805017445
9780805002010
0805002014
Branch Call Number: Z MAR
Characteristics: [28] p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Carle, Eric

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Carle supplies the illustrations for this Bill Martin series. Don't miss the other three, "Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you hear?" "Panda Bear, Panda Bear, what do you see?" and "Baby Bear, Baby Bear, what do you see?"

2010: When a book about Marxism was written by an entirely different Bill Martin, this title was removed from Texas school curriculum.

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Mariangela_S Apr 19, 2016

A classic in Children's literature. Kids love the simple story pattern, colors and animals. After a couple of readings, children can picture read book back to parents.

This book was removed from Texas school curriculum in 2010 because a completely different Bill Martin had written a book about Marxism.


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picturebookfan
Dec 10, 2019

Use repetitive sentences to teach kids simple words and colors.

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maksyms
Nov 12, 2019

Exciting book for toddlers

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kimliensilva
Nov 01, 2019

My 2 year old loveS this book. It’s perfect for children learning their animals and colors. Also, the rhythm of the book appeals to toddlers and its short and straightforward to keep them engaged in the story.

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SydneyA13
Jul 27, 2019

After reading this novel to my 2/3 year old daughter I decided to check out more books by Bill Martin jr. and Eric Carle. And let me tell you, they did not disappoint! We love the illustrations and the fact that their aren’t too many sentences on one page. It is straight forward and rewarding at the end! Eric Carl’s is 90 years old today. How amazing is it that we can share classic pictures with our children now and Forever! RIP Bill Martin Jr.

This is a must read for toddlers👌

happyphi Apr 27, 2019

A true classic for both adults and children of all ages! This is an excellent story time book to read aloud with the audience together. After reading the first 2 pages, everyone usually follows along. Repetition, colours, and animals are great concepts to enhance your child's vocabulary and memory skills. I have read this awesome story from time to time, where the children would typically remember reading it from before and becoming excited till the end!!!

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robinandrews10
Feb 18, 2019

I read this to my one year old every night. He enjoys the strong contrast of colors and word repetition.

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subbarayudu
Oct 04, 2016

My 2year old love this book.

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Pratie
Aug 25, 2016

This is a favorite at our house. We substitute Cardinal bird for red bird and Mommy for teacher. I have also made flannel board pieces. My teacher friends loved them.

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rtnikko
Jun 02, 2016

Eric Carle is a master... my kiddo LOVES this one!

Mariangela_S Apr 19, 2016

A classic in Children's literature. Kids love the simple story pattern, colors and animals. After a couple of readings, children can picture read book back to parents.

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kimberlynaomi
Jan 31, 2013

The story is about different colored animals and what they see.

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kimberlynaomi
Jan 31, 2013

"Brown bear, brown bear what do you see?" "I see a red bird looking at me" "Red bird, Red bird what do you see?"

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