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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? My First Reader (original 1967; edition 2010)

by Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illustrator)

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Title:Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? My First Reader
Authors:Bill Martin
Other authors:Eric Carle (Illustrator)
Info:Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (2010), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 40 pages
Collections:TED 255
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Tags:picture book, repetition

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. (1967)

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    Who Are You, Baby Kangaroo? by Stella Blackstone (babyhomer)
    babyhomer: similar styles of simple repetitive texts
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    I Went Walking by Sue Williams (conuly)
    conuly: Probably no need to have both, though.
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    Mom! What's That? by Atlas Jordan (Anonymous user)
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    Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr. (Sandydog1)
    Sandydog1: Both are identical in terms of simplicity and rhythm.
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Summary: Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? explores a bright story of colors and animals.

Critique/Review: This book is a fun, lyrical story that is a staple for any library. Children will enjoy knowing the pattern of phrasing, look forward to new colors and animals, and likely be able to tell the story on their own after a time or two reading through the book.

Activity/Craft Elements: If you could see any animal of any color, what animal would it be and what color would you make it? Draw a picture of your colorful animal. ( )
  lmguest | Dec 9, 2016 |
I think that this book has some beautiful art. I have a great appreciation for Eric Carle's work. The pages repeat the same general question of what something sees. It uses adjectives, and could lead to a game for students to work on describing things that they see in the classroom. It also can be used for students who are have trouble being too grapho-phonetically focused. Students who always sound out could be helped through reading a rhythmic book like this because it lends itself to the natural beat it carries. ( )
  MissCogswell | Dec 5, 2016 |
A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and many more animals tell you what they see looking at them.
  sami_schneider | Dec 3, 2016 |
Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? This story goes through several animals and reaches a class that is learning about different types of animals and colors.

This is a very well known and simple story. It is great for the younger grades because of the repeating words and simplicity of the story. It fosters confidence in the students who read it and they become proud of being able to read a story.

An activity that I would do with this story is a color recognition booklet for a Pre-K class. ( )
  kmedwa4950 | Dec 1, 2016 |
This is a classic especially for the younger grades. Definitely a must for your classroom. You can practice colors, rhyming, alliteration, creative writing by rewriting the story in a new way. An interesting spin on it for older grades would be to give them a writing prompt: if you lost your vision, you could no longer see anything, write down five things you would miss seeing most and tell me why for each one. ( )
  HaileyNBrown | Nov 22, 2016 |
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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?
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Red bird, red bird, what do you see? I see a yellow duck looking at me.
Teacher,
Teacher,
What do you see?
I see...
I see a purple cat looking at me.
"Mother, mother, What do you see?" "I see beautiful children looking at me."
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Brown Bear is one of all-time favorite stories to share with children. There is so many variations to present this book to children. I like to do the flannel board version and have the children bring an animal to the board as we read. I also like to sing it with the CD and then have the children sing it with me without the music. This book helps children identify animals and colors. Children love to hear this story at least once a week. Additionally the rhythmic tone and repetition is very soothing to young children. I think this is an excellent pre-school book that a teacher can use to increase language and pre-literacy skills.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0805047905, Board book)

The gentle rhyming and gorgeous, tissue-paper collage illustrations in this classic picture book make it a dog-eared favorite on many children's bookshelves. On each page, we meet a new animal who nudges us onward to discover which creature will show up next: "Blue Horse, Blue Horse, What do you see? I see a green frog looking at me." This pattern is repeated over and over, until the pre-reader can chime in with the reader, easily predicting the next rhyme. One thing readers might not predict, however, is just what kinds of funny characters will make an appearance at the denouement! Children on the verge of reading learn best with plenty of identifiable images and rhythmic repetition. Eric Carle's good-humored style and colorful, bold illustrations (like those in The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Grouchy Ladybug, and Have You Seen My Cat?) have earned him a prominent place in the children's book hall of fame. (Baby to Preschool) --Emilie Coulter

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Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a teacher looking at them.

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