Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? My First Reader

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? My First Reader

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? beginning readers:

These beloved children's stories are now available in beginning reader format.

With the important pre-reading concepts of rhyme, rhythm, and repetition, these picture books have long been used as beginning readers. Now, with a 6" x 9" trim and a classic beginning reader layout, children will have a more "grown up" version to read by themselves.

Complete with an introduction by master educator Laura Robb, and with fun reading activities added, these new versions of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? are certain to appeal to a new age group and find an even wider audience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805092448
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date: 07/20/2010
Series: My First Reader Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 69,210
Product dimensions: 9.38(w) x 6.64(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

About the Author

Bill Martin Jr, an elementary-school principal, teacher, writer, and poet, held a doctoral degree in early childhood education. His many 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.

Eric Carle was born in the United States, but spent his early years in Stuttgart, Germany. His many 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, The Very Busy Spider, and The Very Quiet Cricket, as well as many other books for children. Mr. Carle works in a studio near his home in western Massachusetts

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? My First Reader 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
shillson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book begins with, "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see?' To which the bear responds, "I see a redbird looking at me." This same format continues with a new color and new animal until the end when a group of children respond with all of the animals throughout the book. While all the other animals are identified by realistic colors, for some reason the cat is purple and the horse is blue. The sing song rhythm and simple colors and animals make this ideal for very young students.
lorinhigashi on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another popular Eric Carle book Brown Bear, Brown, Bear, What Do You See? introduces children to colors through his vibrant illustrations and repetition. For each page, Carle fills it with a different animal made of a different color, while repeating the line on the page before the revealing of the animal and the page of. This repeating verses allow the child to reinforce the learning of the concept of colors throughout the book. Dayle Ann Dodds The Shape of Things also uses creative illustrations and repetition to teach children the concept of shapes. Dodds uses the first page to introduce the shape with a rhyming verse, then the coinciding pages contains a picture of the shape in an object the child will recognize (for example, rectangle on the first page then train cars on the opposite page. She also uses borders along the pages containing the shapes being introduced and the last two pages are filled with different types of shapes for the child to find. Both of these books are fun and colorful for an introduction to colors and shapes.Carle, E. (1967). Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? New York: Henry Holt and Company.Dodds, D. (1994). The shape of things. Somerville: Candlewick Press.
jennifer.hancock82 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The rythmic chant that propels this story forward is addicting to kids and adults alike. From a brown bear to blue horse that causes squeals and giggles and the classic ending of a teacher and the children in her class its perfection. The unique tissue art of Eric Carle is as always amazing. Personal Response: This was a favorite of my nephews and every time we would get to the blue horse and purple cat he would laugh hysterically and say, "Thats not right!" Still brings a smile to my face.Extensions: 1) Great for toddlers learning their colors and animals. 2) Have kids come up with their own version using the same rythm.
Johnika on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is filled with colors, animals, easy rhyming. Children will be able to read about many different animals all while enjoying a variety of different colors. It¿s a great first time book for small children, and is offered in many different languages. Martin also provides parents and teachers with a note for further reading activities. Eric Carle once again does an excellent job with all the colorful pictures. Recommended for small children 1 to 3Words are easy to read and see
mrcmyoung on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A great book to read aloud with the little ones, Brown Bear can be used to teaching colors, animals, rhyming, and prediction.
Schuman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A classic in my oppinion. (the motif) Brown bear, brown bear what do you see? I see a ?? looking at me,and the children guess what animal is going to be next. A great book to help build the young children;s confidence in reading . Also nice to talk about the different kinds of animals.
theCajunLibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Children will love reading aloud with the sing song rhythm and predictable rhymes.
Tunguz More than 1 year ago
We've been exposing our son to books pretty much since he was born. (I know, I know, we are those kinds of parents.) We've liked several children's books, but this one has become one of our favorites. It's simple, straightforward, and easy to read. The rhyming pages really appeal to small children and infants. The illustrations are easy to interpret, colorful, and surprisingly artistic for this kind of book. This is a board-book, which makes it very sturdy and capable of withstanding assaults by the grabby little hands and vicious little mouths. Our boy alos loves to bang it with his palm, which I guess is another selling point for the book. It's a beautiful little book that can bring your child many years of joy.