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Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

Brown Bear and Friends

Bill Martin Jr; illustrations 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 bestseller) shows two masters at their best.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Bill Martin Jr; illustrations by Eric Carle

  • Bill Martin Jr, an elementary-school principal, teacher, writer, and poet, held a doctoral degree in early childhood education. His many 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.  Eric Carle was born in the United States, but spent his early years in Stuttgart, Germany. His many innovative books have earned him a place in the canon of classic children's literature. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? was the first book he illustrated; he then went on to write and illustrate The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Busy Spider, and The Very Quiet Cricket, as well as many other books for children. Mr. Carle works in a studio near his home in western Massachusetts.
  • Bill Martin Jr.
  • Eric Carle Paul Shoul
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Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

Brown Bear and Friends

Bill Martin Jr; illustrations by Eric Carle

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