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

by Jr. Martin, Bill, Eric Carle (Illustrator)

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Title:Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Authors:Jr. Martin, Bill
Other authors:Eric Carle (Illustrator)
Info:Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (2010), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 40 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:ETEC 545 - CSULB: Picture Book

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

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This book would be read aloud to my students. In a 2nd grade class, the students could use this book in science lesson. With a partner, each pair could choose a different animal from the book. Using book resources in the library and the internet, students could research facts about their animal: Where are they typically found? What do they eat? How long do they live? How much do they weigh? They would then take this information and display it on a poster and share their findings with the class. For a first grade class, the students could be asked to write a short poem similar to that of Brown Bear Brown Bear. The poem must rhyme and use the phrases: ____ what do you see? I see a ___ looking at me. Students will be allowed to draw pictures for each part of the poem, but they must be in the same sequence as their poem. ( )
  kkminime | Feb 22, 2017 |
This book begins with a brown bear and from questioning each animal it reveals a new animal that they are seeing. Each animal is a new color. In the end there is a group of students who recite all the animals covered in the book.
  EllieDowns | Feb 22, 2017 |
This book could be used with younger students such as first grade in elementary school. It would be a good idea to teach about color with the students such as the primary and secondary colors since each animal is painted a different color. We can discuss how the different colors are made, and even experiment with colors of our own with paint, etc.
  apecaro01 | Feb 21, 2017 |
This is another great picture book by Eric Carle. You could happily read it aloud and enjoy it with a young audience. The children have lots of opportunities to join in, as the book focuses on using rhythmic and repetitive texts throughout. The illustrations are fantastic, a combination of bright catchy colors with lovely examples of tissue paper collages used to represent the animals in the story. ( )
  JacquelineWelsh | Feb 21, 2017 |
This book focuses on the naming of animals and their color with a fun rhythmic sentence to start each new page. Each page starts the the previous animal and its color, so repetition and alliteration are a big focus in this book. This book would be great for early education as it introduces new animals and colors on every page. ( )
  Taylor20 | Feb 21, 2017 |
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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?
Red bird, red bird, what do you see? I see a yellow duck looking at me.
What do you see?
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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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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

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:58:06 -0400)

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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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