Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?

Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?

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Overview

Hot on the heels of Slide and Find Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?, is this Slide and Find edition of the final collaboration between Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle, Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?

The author-illustrator team turns their talents to the theme of animal conservation, introducing children to some of the world's most endangered species through Bill Martin Jr's rhythmic, repetitive text and Eric Carle's vibrant images. This Priddy edition is a great way to make story time interactive – on each spread, there is a sliding door for children to open, so they can discover for themselves what the next animal in this engaging story will be.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805017588
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date: 08/01/2003
Series: Brown Bear and Friends Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 378,231
Product dimensions: 8.31(w) x 10.37(h) x 0.35(d)
Lexile: AD640L (what's this?)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

About the Author

BILL MARTIN JR was an elementary-school principal, teacher, writer and poet, and held a doctoral degree in early childhood education. In addition to the beloved Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and its companions, Martin's books for children include Listen to the Rain, Here Are My Hands, and the acclaimed Knots on a Counting Rope, which was featured on Reading Rainbow.

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?.

Reading Group Guide

Collage Art

The art in all the Bear books is unique and done in the traditional Eric Carle collage method. Have children replicate such art by painting white tissue paper with various bold colors and textures. Once dry, have them cut the paper into various images of choice to create a collage-style work of art.

Create Your Own Book

Popular zoo animals are featured in Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? Ask children to describe other animals found at a zoo (giraffe, gorilla, tiger). Create your own version of the book. Children can work in pairs or individually. Distribute any size piece of oaktag to each group and have them place their artwork in the center of the oaktag. Then cut out a rectangular piece of paper or oaktag to cover the art. Adhere it at the top creating a flap to cover the art. Draw black lines on the flap making each cover look like a cage in the zoo. The text should be written above and below the flap. For example: Gorilla, gorilla what do you hear? I hear a tiger roaring at me. Lift the flap and there is a caged tiger!

Animal Masks

The last page of Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? portrays children dancing with animal masks. Have children create their own animal masks using any medium of choice, such as paper plates, construction paper, etc. Have children select animals from any of the Bear books. When the masks are finished, the children can march in an animal parade acting out each animal's sound and/or action (a mule deer running, etc.).

What Do You See?

After reading all the Bear books, reread the last line in Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?: "Dreaming Child, Dreaming Child, what do you see?" Ask the children what they see in their dreams. Continue the book by having each child complete the sentence: I see ________.

Adopt an Endangered Animal

Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? addresses the issue of endangered species and highlights ten out of five thousand possible animals in jeopardy. Discuss the concept of an endangered animal: what it means to be endangered; what should be done; what we can do as a community; the importance of preserving all living things. Decide upon a course of action that would draw awareness to such an issue. One activity might be to adopt an endangered animal.

The Five Senses

The Bear books highlight two out of the five senses—sight and sound. Use these books to launch a lesson on the five senses, in particular taste, touch, and smell. Challenge children to write (or recite) what the various animals would eat, feel, and smell. For example, Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You Eat? would highlight what each of the native North American animals might consume. Have fun adding adjectives to describe the food!

Sequencing

The animals in each Bear book appear in a particular sequence. Challenge children to remember the order of appearance of each animal. Have the children draw each animal character. Children may want to work in pairs, as there are ten animals per book. Once the art is completed, then begin by reading the first sentence of the book and have each animal pair stand when appropriate. See if they can remember the correct order for each cast of animal characters!

Brown Bear's Birthday Party!

Celebrate Brown Bear's 40th anniversary by throwing a bear birthday party. Have children bring their favorite bear to the party or create papier-mâché replicas of any of the animals found in the Bear books. Read the Bear books, act them out to music, eat, play games, and enjoy the celebration!

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