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Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

Brown Bear and Friends

Bill Martin Jr; Illustrated by Eric Carle

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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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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Praise for Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

"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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • 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.
  • Bill Martin Jr.
  • Eric Carle Paul Shoul
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READING GUIDE

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Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

Brown Bear and Friends

Bill Martin Jr; Illustrated by Eric Carle

American Library Association Notable Children's Books, IRA-CBC Children's Choices, 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, Catholic Library Association, Regina Medal, Colorado Children's Book Award
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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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