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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Brown Bear and Friends

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck-- all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle's flat, boldly colored collages. Combined with Bill Martin's singsong text, they create unforgettable images of these endearing animals.

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  • Bill Martin Jr. on the Origin of Brown Bear

    Children's book author Bill Martin Jr. discusses the origin of the Brown Bear Series.

  • Bill Martin reads Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

    Author Bill Martin reads his classic children's book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do You See?

  • Eric Carle on Bill Martin Jr. and the Brown Bear Series

    Illustrator Eric Carle discusses his experiences as illustrator of Bill Martin Jr.'s Brown Bear Series.

  • Eric Carle on the illustration of the Brown Bear Series

    Illustrator Eric Carle discusses the tissue paper collage techniques used on the Brown Bear Series.

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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. (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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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Brown Bear and Friends
IRA-CBC Children's Choices
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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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