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Brown Bear & Friends

Brown Bear & Friends

All Four Brown Bear Books on One Audio CD; Includes Bonus Spanish Language Versions

Brown Bear and Friends

Bill Martin Jr & Eric Carle; read by Gwyneth Paltrow

Macmillan Young Listeners

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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 CD 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 Bear, What Do You See? The stories are read with warmth and humor by Academy Award-winning actress and mother Gwyneth Paltrow.

This title has Common Core connections.

GRAMMY Nominee: Best Spoken Word Album for Children

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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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Praise for Brown Bear & Friends

“A soothing and amusing Gwyneth Paltrow uses her best bedtime-story voice to bring this toddler-friendly compilation to life.” —People magazine

“Perfect for popping in the CD changer and handing your tot the book version for car rides, Gwynnie brings these animal tales to life the way a true mom (or dad) always does - by doing all the 'voices.'” —Babble.com

“She [Gwyneth Paltrow] has a pleasant voice and her acting abilities come in handy, making the whole story cute and making me giggle a little when she does different voices.” —Ashley's Closet

“Paltrow's dramatic reading mirrors calypso, jazz and classical backgrounds, and accents onomatopoeic verbs that define each animal.” —The News & Observer, Raleigh, NC

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About the author

Bill Martin Jr & Eric Carle; read by Gwyneth Paltrow

Bill Martin Jr was an elementary-school principal, a teacher, writer, and poet. His many bestselling classics are a testament to his ability to speak directly to children and have left a legacy to generations to come. Eric Carle's 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 and The Grouchy Ladybug, as well as many other books for children.

Bill Martin Jr.

Eric Carle

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