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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

25th Anniversary Edition

Brown Bear and Friends

Bill Martin Jr; Illustrated by Eric Carle

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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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 edition, created for the twenty-fifth anniversay in 1992, Bill Martin, Jr., restored his text to its original wording. And Eric Carle created all new pictures--based on the originals, but clearer, brighter, and truer to the colors they represent.

Bill Martin has been devoted to writing children's books for more than thirty years. He has a Ph.D. in early childhood education and he has long been a proponent of using rhyme and rhythm to teach young children how to read.

Eric Carle, illustrator of many beloved children's books, was born in the United States, but spent his early years in Stuttgart, Germany, where he studied art and design at the Academy of Applied Art. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? was the first book he illustrated.

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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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Bill Martin Jr; Illustrated by Eric Carle

BILL MARTIN JR (1916-2004) was an elementary-school principal, teacher, writer and poet, with doctorate in early childhood education. In addition to the beloved Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Martin's books include Listen to the Rain and Knots on a Counting Rope.

ERIC CARLE is one of America's leading children's book illustrators. His work has won many awards and been published in more than a dozen countries around the world. He is author and illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar .

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