Brown Bear and Friends

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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)

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...


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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Brown Bear and Friends
Bill Martin Jr; Illustrated by Eric Carle
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

With more than two million copies sold, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? has opened up a world of learning to a generation of children. For this...


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Brown Bear and Friends board book and CD set
Brown Bear and Friends
Bill Martin Jr; illustrations by Eric Carle; Read by Gwyneth Paltrow
Macmillan Young Listeners

From the Grammy-nominated collection. Now you can read along while you listen to all of the Bear stories inside of this beautiful box set which contains four...


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Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? 20th Anniversary Edition with CD
Brown Bear and Friends
Bill Martin Jr; illustrations by Eric Carle
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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...


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Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
Brown Bear and Friends
Bill Martin Jr; illustrations by Eric Carle; Read by Gwyneth Paltrow
Macmillan Young Listeners

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


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Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? Big Book
Brown Bear and Friends
Bill Martin Jr; illustrations by Eric Carle
Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks

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...


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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Book & CD Set)
Brown Bear and Friends
Bill Martin Jr; illustrations by Eric Carle; Read by Gwyneth Paltrow
Macmillan Young Listeners

One of the most treasured children’s books of all time, this title is narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow.


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Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? Board Book
Brown Bear and Friends
Bill Martin Jr; illustrations by Eric Carle
Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks

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...


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Oso panda, oso panda, ¿qué ves ahí?
Brown Bear and Friends
Bill Martin Jr; illustrations by Eric Carle; translation by Teresa Mlawer
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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...


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Brown Bear & Friends
Brown Bear and Friends
Bill Martin Jr & Eric Carle; read by Gwyneth Paltrow
Macmillan Young Listeners

This wonderful compilation brings together four beloved Bear books read by Academy Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow.


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Brown Bear & Friends Board Book Gift Set
Brown Bear and Friends
Bill Martin Jr; illustrations by Eric Carle
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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...


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Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?
Brown Bear and Friends
Bill Martin Jr; illustrations by Eric Carle
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? is the final collaboration from this bestselling author-illustrator team. Young readers will enjoy Baby Bear’s quest to...


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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Brown Bear and Friends
Bill Martin Jr; illustrations by Eric Carle
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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...


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Oso polar, oso polar, ¿qué es ese ruido?
Brown Bear and Friends
Bill Martin, Jr.
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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...


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Oso pardo, oso pardo, ¿qué ves ahí?
Brown Bear and Friends
Bill Martin, Jr.; Illustrated by Eric Carle; Translated by Teresa Mlawer
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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...


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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)

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...


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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Brown Bear and Friends
Bill Martin Jr; Illustrated by Eric Carle
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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


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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Brown Bear and Friends
Bill Martin Jr; Illustrated by Eric Carle
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

With more than two million copies sold, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? has opened up a world of learning to a generation of children. For this...


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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)

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...


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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Brown Bear and Friends
Bill Martin Jr; Illustrated by Eric Carle
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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...


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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.

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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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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.

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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?

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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

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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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About the Author

Bill Martin Jr.
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.
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Eric Carle
Eric Carle is one of America's leading children's book illustrators. Born in the United States, he spent some time in Germany where he studied at the Academy of Applied Art in Stuttgart. His work has won many awards and has been published in more than a dozen countries around the world. He is author and illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and illustrator of Bill Martin, Jr.'s Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
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