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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: 1, Hardcover, 40 pages
Collections:Your library
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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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A rhyming picture book introducing colours.
  BCE_Library | Aug 7, 2016 |
This book is a short picture book for young children. The book presents multiple animals to the children, as well as present different colors of these animals so that the children may also learn their colors more better.

There is a rhythm to the book, as there is a repetition on every other page, asking the animals what they see. This rhythm is catchy to the children, as I noticed many of them smiled widely at predicting the words on the next page correctly. This also encouraged engagement.

This was a book often times read to us when we were younger. It was simple, yet possessed many useful educational values for young children. I personally loved the repetition of the book. It was catchy and it was hard not to smile at the smiles on the children's faces. They believed the book was entertaining.

In a classroom, this would be a very wise book to read to the children. The younger they are then the better the result. The pages each present a different animal, each being a different color. Work pages of this book are available online and would be useful in assisting in the teaching of different animals and different colors to the children.

The ending where every animal was repeated would be useful as well. Anybody who has communicated with a little one knows their attention can be lacking and that their recollection of what was just discussed can be challenging. The ending allowed the children to review what was discussed in what appeared to be a fun little challenge among themselves.

This book is indeed a fan favorite!
  faylana.nap | Jul 12, 2016 |
Easy read, colorful, fun and sweet book for kids of all ages. ( )
  MexiGal | Jun 28, 2016 |
A great book for kids learning to read ( )
  Shadow494 | Jun 20, 2016 |
Big, colorful pictures. ( )
  ZetherBooks | Jun 15, 2016 |
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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?
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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