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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
With this translation, Spanish-speaking and bilingual readers can enjoy sharing in the magic of the beloved Brown Bear and his friends. Full color.
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Edition Description:
25th Anniversary Edition
Sales Rank:
9,838
Pages:
32
Publication Date:
04/15/1992
Series:
Brown Bear and Friends
ISBN13:
9780805017441
Product Dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.10(h) x0.30(d)
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years
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About the Author

BILL MARTIN JR (1916-2004) was an elementary-school principal, teacher, writer and poet, with doctorate in early childhood education. In addition to the beloved Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Martin's books include Listen to the Rain and Knots on a Counting Rope.

ERIC CARLE is one of America's leading children's book illustrators. His work has won many awards and been published in more than a dozen countries around the world. He is author and illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar .

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Reading Group Guide

Collage Art
The art in all the Bear books is unique and done in the traditional Eric Carle collage method. Have children replicate such art by painting white tissue paper with various bold colors and textures. Once dry, have them cut the paper into various images of choice to create a collage-style work of art.

Create Your Own Book
Popular zoo animals are featured in Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? Ask children to describe other animals found at a zoo (giraffe, gorilla, tiger). Create your own version of the book. Children can work in pairs or individually. Distribute any size piece of oaktag to each group and have them place their artwork in the center of the oaktag. Then cut out a rectangular piece of paper or oaktag to cover the art. Adhere it at the top creating a flap to cover the art. Draw black lines on the flap making each cover look like a cage in the zoo. The text should be written above and below the flap. For example: Gorilla, gorilla what do you hear? I hear a tiger roaring at me. Lift the flap and there is a caged tiger!

Animal Masks
The last page of Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? portrays children dancing with animal masks. Have children create their own animal masks using any medium of choice, such as paper plates, construction paper, etc. Have children select animals from any of the Bear books. When the masks are finished, the children can march in an animal parade acting out each animal's sound and/or action (a mule deer running, etc.).

What Do You See?
After reading all the Bear books, reread the last line in Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?: "Dreaming Child, Dreaming Child, what do you see?" Ask the children what they see in their dreams. Continue the book by having each child complete the sentence: I see ________.

Adopt an Endangered Animal
Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? addresses the issue of endangered species and highlights ten out of five thousand possible animals in jeopardy. Discuss the concept of an endangered animal: what it means to be endangered; what should be done; what we can do as a community; the importance of preserving all living things. Decide upon a course of action that would draw awareness to such an issue. One activity might be to adopt an endangered animal.

The Five Senses
The Bear books highlight two out of the five senses—sight and sound. Use these books to launch a lesson on the five senses, in particular taste, touch, and smell. Challenge children to write (or recite) what the various animals would eat, feel, and smell. For example, Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You Eat? would highlight what each of the native North American animals might consume. Have fun adding adjectives to describe the food!

Sequencing
The animals in each Bear book appear in a particular sequence. Challenge children to remember the order of appearance of each animal. Have the children draw each animal character. Children may want to work in pairs, as there are ten animals per book. Once the art is completed, then begin by reading the first sentence of the book and have each animal pair stand when appropriate. See if they can remember the correct order for each cast of animal characters!

Brown Bear's Birthday Party!
Celebrate Brown Bear's 40th anniversary by throwing a bear birthday party. Have children bring their favorite bear to the party or create papier-mâché replicas of any of the animals found in the Bear books. Read the Bear books, act them out to music, eat, play games, and enjoy the celebration!

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Editorial Reviews
Four decades and 7 million copies ago, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? first appeared in bookstores. The first collaboration of Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle earned laudable advance notices, but no one anticipated that it would take off like wildfire. Now the publisher honors this picture book classic with an anniversary edition that includes an audio CD containing the full text, plus commentary by Martin and Carle. Eric Carle's double-page tissue collages and Bill Martin's friendly chant unite to create this vibrant introduction to colors. The first line of the book is the title, to which a big brown bear responds,"I see a redbird looking at me." The redbird responds with another animal and so on, until a mother (or a teacher, depending on the edition) asks a group of children what they see. A wonderful read-aloud for either a group or individuals, this book is a favorite for teachers.PreS-Gr 1-- In this new edition of the popular classic (Holt, 1983), the same clean design and crisp text remain. Illustrations, however, have been slightly altered. Stronger colors and more texture help delineate animal bodies more sharply. Positions and shapes are slightly changed, resulting in a less static look. Red Bird is shown in flying position with a sleeker body, sharper beak, and more carefully defined tail and wing features. Yellow Duck has webbed feet and an open bill; Blue Horse has black hooves and teeth showing; Green Frog a spotted back and pink tongue; the former Mother with pale pink skin has become Teacher with beige skin tones and darker hair. The overall effect is livelier and more interesting, although changes are minimal enough that the old edition is still serviceable. When replacements are in order, this will be a welcome addition. --Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY

“The contemporary classic . . . perfect for sharing with a group of preschoolers.” —The Horn Book Guide

“A picture book full of rhyme and repetition that will appeal to preschoolers. Carle's large collages bursting with color are perfect for the text.” —Booklist

Read this to your toddler or sit back and listen as Gwyneth Paltrow does the many voices of the creatures in this classic.Make a memorable listening experience!Perfect for popping in the CD changer and handing your tot the book version for car rides, Gwynnie brings these animal tales to life the way a true mom (or dad) always does - by doing all the 'voices.'
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Customer Reviews (88)
Repetition and Catchy Verse make this book a keeper! It's Excellent.
Your children will love "reading" this book with you. We love looking at the pictures together and guessing which animal is going to be next. It's a great way to teach your children animals, sounds, and colors. It also helps with memorizing things. It's a cute book to read out loud and isn't boring even after the 20th time. I like how all the animals are on the last page together as a sort of review. Your kids will love it!
- MamaFox97
May 5, 2010
Kids will love this book.
I think this book is great for kids age 2 to 4. Brown Bear is a favorite in my classreoom. The kids learn their animals and colors. After reading it to them many times, now they read it back to me.
- Guest
August 7, 2000
My son's favorite book!
My son adores this book. He had it memorized before he turned three years old. A definite must for every home with young children!!
- Guest
December 11, 1999
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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Pub. Date: 04/15/1992
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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Pub. Date: 04/01/2008
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