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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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  • Brown Bear & Friends Little Bear Library
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    • Brown Bear & Friends Little Bear Library

    • Brown Bear and Friends
      Bill Martin Jr; illustrated by Eric Carle
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • Available for the first time, this junior library brings together miniature paper-over-board editions of all four bear books: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Polar Bear, Polar...

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  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? 50th Anniversary Edition with audio CD
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  • Lift-the-Tab: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? 50th Anniversary Edition
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  • Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? 10th Anniversary Edition with Audio CD
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  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? 50th Anniversary Edition Padded Board Book
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  • Brown Bear & Friends 4 Board Book Gift Set
    • Brown Bear & Friends 4 Board Book Gift Set

    • Brown Bear and Friends
      Bill Martin Jr; illustrated by Eric Carle
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • The Brown Bear & Friends complete four-book board book gift set.

      Set contains:
      Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
      Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You See?

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  • Mini Tab: Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?
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    • Mini Tab: Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?

    • Brown Bear and Friends
      Bill Martin Jr; illustrated by Eric Carle
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and the 10th anniversary of Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? with this special, small lift-the-tab board...

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      • Physical Book
  • Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
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    • Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?

    • Brown Bear and Friends
      Bill Martin Jr; Illustrations by Eric Carle
      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? reunite to address...

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      • Physical Book
      • Audio Book
      • eBook
  • Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?
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    • 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 quest...

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      • Physical Book
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  • Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?
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    • Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?

    • Brown Bear and Friends
      Bill Martin Jr; illustrations by Eric Carle
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • This ebook includes audio narration.

      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...

      • Avaliable in:

      • Physical Book
      • Audio Book
      • eBook
  • Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
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    • Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

    • Brown Bear and Friends
      Bill Martin Jr; Illustrated by Eric Carle
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • This ebook includes audio narration.
      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...

      • Avaliable in:

      • Physical Book
      • Audio Book
      • eBook
  • Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
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    • Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

    • Brown Bear and Friends
      Bill Martin Jr; Illustrated by Eric Carle
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • This ebook includes audio narration.
      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...

      • Avaliable in:

      • Physical Book
      • Audio Book
      • eBook
  • Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?
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    • Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?

    • Brown Bear and Friends
      Bill Martin Jr; illustrations by Eric Carle
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • This ebook includes audio narration.

      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...

      • Avaliable in:

      • Physical Book
      • Audio Book
      • eBook
  • Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
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    • Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?

    • Brown Bear and Friends
      Bill Martin Jr; Illustrated by Eric Carle
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • This ebook includes audio narration.
      The author and illustrator team behind the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? turn their extraordinary talents to the theme of...

      • Avaliable in:

      • Physical Book
      • Audio Book
      • eBook
  • Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
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    • Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?

    • Brown Bear and Friends
      Bill Martin Jr; Illustrated by Eric Carle
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • This ebook includes audio narration.
      The author and illustrator team behind the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? turn their extraordinary talents ot the theme...

      • Avaliable in:

      • Physical Book
      • Audio Book
      • eBook
  • Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
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    • Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

    • Brown Bear and Friends
      Bill Martin Jr; illustrations 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...

      • Avaliable in:

      • Physical Book
      • Audio Book
      • eBook
  • Brown Bear and Friends board book and CD set
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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 Audio

    • 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 board books and one compilation...

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  • Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? 20th Anniversary Edition with CD
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  • Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? Big Book
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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
      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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      • Physical Book
  • Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
    • Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

    • Brown Bear and Friends
      Bill Martin Jr; Read by Gwyneth Paltrow
      Macmillan Audio

    • 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...

      • Avaliable in:

      • Physical Book
      • Audio Book
      • eBook
  • Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? Board Book
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  • Oso panda, oso panda, ¿qué ves ahí?
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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
      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 to...

      • Avaliable in:

      • Physical Book
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
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    • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

    • Brown Bear and Friends
      Bill Martin Jr; illustrations by Eric Carle
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • 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...

      • Avaliable in:

      • Physical Book
      • Audio Book
      • eBook
  • Brown Bear & Friends
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    • Brown Bear & Friends

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

    • 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...

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      • Audio Book
  • Brown Bear & Friends Board Book Gift Set
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    • 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 time, Brown...

      • Avaliable in:

      • Physical Book
  • Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
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    • 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 years after...

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      • Physical Book
      • Audio Book
      • eBook
  • Oso pardo, oso pardo, ¿qué ves ahí?
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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
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • The beloved classic in a Spanish language edition, now available in board book format.

      Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? is a classic of children's literature. Bill Martin's...

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      • Physical Book
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  • Oso polar, oso polar, ¿qué es ese ruido?
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    • Oso polar, oso polar, ¿qué es ese ruido?

    • Brown Bear and Friends
      Bill Martin Jr, illustrated by Eric Carle
      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 to...

      • Avaliable in:

      • Physical Book
  • Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
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    • 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 to...

      • Avaliable in:

      • Physical Book
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
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    • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

    • Brown Bear and Friends
      Bill Martin Jr; Illustrated by Eric Carle
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • 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...

      • Avaliable in:

  • Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
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    • 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 to...

      • Avaliable in:

      • Physical Book
      • Audio Book
      • eBook

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<a href="http://us.macmillan.com/series/BrownBearandFriends#media">Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle--Audio Excerpt</a>

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

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.

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?

Paul Shoul

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow won the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Shakespeare in Love. Appearing in countless films that span many different genres, Gwyneth is versatile in her craft. Her many credits include Country Strong, Iron Man and Iron Man 2, Running with Scissors, Infamous, Sylvia, Shallow Hal, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Shakespeare in Love, Sliding Doors, and Emma. Gwyneth has read several children's audiobooks by Bill Martin for Macmillan audio, including the Grammy-nominated Brown Bear & Friends.
 

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