Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

Brown Bear and Friends

Bill Martin Jr; Illustrated by Eric Carle

Henry Holt and Co.

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What will you hear when you read this book to a preschool child?

Lots of noise!

Children will chant the rhythmic words. They'll make the sounds the animals make. And they'll pretend to be the zoo animals featured in the book-- look at the last page!

Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle are two of the most respected names in children's education and children's illustrations. This collaboration, their first since the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (published more than thirty years ago and still a best-seller) shows two masters at their best.

A Redbook Children's Picture Book Award winner

The rollicking companion to Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

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"Teachers will smile with delight when they see this wonderful book, and students are sure to utter the familiar request, ‘Have you got another one like this one?’ --School Library Journal, starred review

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Bill Martin Jr; Illustrated by Eric Carle

Bill Martin, Jr. (1916-2004) was an elementary-school principal, teacher, writer, and poet. His more than 300 books, among them the bestselling classics Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?; Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?; and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, are a testament to his ability to speak directly to children. Martin held a doctoral degree in early childhood education. Born in Kansas, he worked as an elementary-school principal in Chicago before moving to New York City, where he worked in publishing developing innovative reading programs for schools. After several years, he devoted himself full-time to writing his children’s books. He lived in New York until 1993, when he moved to Texas. He lived in the east Texas woods, near the town of Commerce, until he passed away in 2004.  Eric Carle is one of America's leading children's book illustrators. In addition to the classic children's books he created with Bill Martin, Jr., he is author and illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

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Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
Bill Martin Jr; Illustrated by Eric Carle

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American Library Association Notable Children's Books, IRA-CBC Children's Choices, Catholic Library Association, Regina Medal, NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, NCTE Notable Child. Bks in Lang. A , School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, Colorado Children's Book Award

Big Book

Big Book
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
November 1992
Big Book
ISBN: 9780805023466
ISBN10: 0805023461
14 1/2 x 18 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 2 to 5
Grade Range: p to k
$25.95

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
Macmillan Young Listeners
June 2010
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427207296
ISBN10: 1427207291
Audio Run Time: 30
Age Range: 2 to 5
Grade Range: p to k
$5.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
October 1991
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805017595
ISBN10: 0805017593
Picture Book
8 x 10 inches, 28 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 2 to 5
Grade Range: p to k
$16.99

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Kindle Format 8
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
June 2013
Kindle Format 8
ISBN: 9781466812383
ISBN10: 1466812389
eBook Picture Book - Amazon28 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 2 to 5
Grade Range: p to k
$2.99

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Trade Paperback and CD
Macmillan Audio
Macmillan Young Listeners
June 2010
Trade Paperback and CD
ISBN: 9781427207289
ISBN10: 1427207283
5 7/8 x 5 1/8 inches, Audio Run Time: 30
Age Range: 2 to 5
Grade Range: p to k
$9.99
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