Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Brown Bear and Friends

Bill Martin Jr; illustrations by Eric Carle

Henry Holt and Co.

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Four decades ago, Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle collaborated on their first book together, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Since then, Brown Bear has become a perpetual favorite for generations of teachers, parents, and children, selling more than 7 million copies in various formats and languages.

To celebrate Brown Bear’s 40th birthday, this special anniversary edition is a larger size, has an updated cover, and includes an audio CD. Brown Bear fans will be able to read along with the story as it’s read on the CD and hear the author and illustrator talk about this beloved book.
 
We invite you to enjoy Bill Martin’s rhythmic text and Eric Carle’s stunning illustrations in a whole new way!

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Praise for Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

“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

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About the Author

Bill Martin Jr; illustrations 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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Available Formats and Book Details

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin Jr; illustrations by Eric Carle

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
August 2007
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805082661
ISBN10: 0805082662
Picture Book
9 x 12 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 2 to 5
Grade Range: p to k
$19.95

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
Macmillan Young Listeners
August 2009
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427207272
ISBN10: 1427207275
Audio Run Time: 1:00
Age Range: 2 to 5
Grade Range: p to k
$1.99

Big Book

Big Book
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks
April 2008
Big Book
ISBN: 9780805087185
ISBN10: 0805087184
14 1/2 x 18 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 2 to 5
Grade Range: p to k
$27.95
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