Brown Bear and Friends

In 1967, 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 the inspiration for a whole series of beautiful books, which have become perpetual favorites for generations of teachers, parents, and children.

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Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?
Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?

Brown Bear and Friends

Bill Martin Jr; Illustrations by Eric Carle

Holt Books for Young Readers

Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? is the final collaboration from the bestselling author-illustrator team of Bill Martin, Jr., and Eric Carle. Young readers will enjoy Baby Bear’s...

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Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?
Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?

Brown Bear and Friends

Bill Martin Jr; illustrations by Eric Carle

Holt Books for Young Readers

The publication of Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? and Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? completes the bear book beginning reader series. Now, children...

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Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?
Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?

Brown Bear and Friends

Bill Martin Jr; illustrations by Eric Carle

Holt Books for Young Readers

The publication of Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? and Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? completes the bear book beginning reader series. Now, children...

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Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?

Brown Bear and Friends

Bill Martin Jr; Illustrated by Eric Carle

Holt Books for Young Readers

The author and illustrator team behind the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? turn their extraordinary talents ot the theme of animal conservation.Thirty-five...

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Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?

Brown Bear and Friends

Bill Martin Jr; Illustrated by Eric Carle

Holt Books for Young Readers

The author and illustrator team behind the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? turn their extraordinary talents ot the theme of animal conservation.Thirty-five...

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

Brown Bear and Friends

Bill Martin Jr; Illustrated by Eric Carle

Holt Books for Young Readers

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...

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

Brown Bear and Friends

Bill Martin Jr; Illustrated by Eric Carle

Holt Books for Young Readers

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...

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Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? 20th Anniversary Edition with CD
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? 20th Anniversary Edition with CD

Brown Bear and Friends

Bill Martin Jr; illustrations by Eric Carle

Holt Books for Young Readers

Since its publication twenty years ago, Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle's bestselling collaboration, Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? has become a perpetual...

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Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? Big Book
Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? Big Book

Brown Bear and Friends

Bill Martin Jr; illustrations by Eric Carle

Holt Books for Young Readers

Baby Bear sees a colorful selection of North American animals in this final book in the bear series, but who does he want to see most of all? Mama Bear, of course!

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Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? Board Book
Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? Board Book

Brown Bear and Friends

Bill Martin Jr; illustrations by Eric Carle

Holt Books for Young Readers

Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? is the final collaboration fromthis bestselling author-illustrator team.Young readers will enjoy Baby Bear’s quest to findMama, and they’ll...

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Oso panda, oso panda, ¿qué ves ahí?
Oso panda, oso panda, ¿qué ves ahí?

Brown Bear and Friends

Bill Martin Jr; illustrations by Eric Carle; translation by Teresa Mlawer

Holt Books for Young Readers

Thirty-five years after their first groundbreaking collaboration, the creators of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? reunited...

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Brown Bear & Friends Board Book Gift Set
Brown Bear & Friends Board Book Gift Set

Brown Bear and Friends

Bill Martin Jr; illustrations by Eric Carle

Holt Books for Young Readers

With more than 6.5 million copies sold in board book alone, Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle's classic Bear books have been a hit with young children for many generations. Now, for the first...

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Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?

Brown Bear and Friends

Bill Martin Jr; Illustrated by Eric Carle

Holt Books for Young Readers

The author and illustrator team behind the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? turn their extraordinary talents ot the theme of animal conservation.Thirty-five...

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Oso polar, oso polar, ¿qué es ese ruido?
Oso polar, oso polar, ¿qué es ese ruido?

Brown Bear and Friends

Bill Martin, Jr.

Holt Books for Young Readers

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? is the companion book to the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Bill Martin's simple, rhythmic text invites young listeners...

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Oso pardo, oso pardo, ¿qué ves ahí?
Oso pardo, oso pardo, ¿qué ves ahí?

Brown Bear and Friends

Bill Martin, Jr.; Illustrated by Eric Carle; Translated by Teresa Mlawer

Holt Books for Young Readers

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? is a classic of children's literature. Bill Martin's rhythmic text speaks directly to young children, and Eric Carle's gorgeous illustrations hold...

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

Brown Bear and Friends

Bill Martin Jr; Illustrated by Eric Carle

Holt Books for Young Readers

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...

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

Brown Bear and Friends

Bill Martin Jr; Illustrated by Eric Carle

Holt Books for Young Readers

"To celebrate this beloved book’s 25th birthday, Eric Carle has energized his original artwork, providing bold, fresh colors and his now familiar menagerie." --Publishers Weekly

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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.

  • Brown Bear & Friends by Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle--audiobook excerpt

    Listen to this excerpt from the Brown Bear & Friends audiobook, read by Gwyneth Paltrow. Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle's classic Bear books have been a hit with children for many generations, and have sold more than eleven million copies. This wonderful compilation audiobook brings together the beloved first three Bear books--Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?; and Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?—and includes the newest addition, Baby Bear, Baby Be

  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle--Audio Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from the children's book classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle, narrated by Gwyneth Paltrow. With more than 7 million copies in print in various formats and languages, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? is one of the most treasured children's books of all time. Now, more than 40 years after its first printing, this classic is finally available in a new, affordable paperback and CD edition. The narration, provided by Acad

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