Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Book - 1992
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Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a teacher looking at them

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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.

This title has Common Core connections.

& Taylor

Animal illustrations and captions provide an entertaining introduction to color concepts and word-recognition skills.

Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 1992
ISBN: 9780805017441
Branch Call Number: E MARTI
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Carle, Eric - Illustrator
Notes: Originally published: New York : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1967


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Oct 04, 2016

My 2year old love this book.

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.

TSCPL_KyleM 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.

PimaLib_Kids Mar 31, 2016

It's funny because he sees lots of animals looking back at him. - Joseph, age 7.

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

Accompanied by Eric Carle’s beautiful collage illustrations, children will delight in the colour, the animals, and Bill Martin Jr’s gentle rhyming text.

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

With repetitive phrases and vibrant colours this remains a favorite picture book to share with young children.

Jul 12, 2015

I like reading this book to my little sister.

PimaLib_BeccaB May 08, 2015

Great for child's first book that they can read on their own...until they memorize it!

May 01, 2015

perfect while teaching your kid new words and to be engaged

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Jan 31, 2013

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


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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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