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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 Jr. Bill Martin (1967)

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    Who Are You, Baby Kangaroo? by Stella Blackstone (babyhomer)
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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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This is a well-illustrated book about a bear and what it sees. This could be a good interactive book for young children as well. I enjoy using this as a read aloud, because the illustrations and text is great to present. ( )
  TarynNicole | May 10, 2017 |
This book is a classic and perfect for young readers. The images are colorful and appealing to the young eye. It teaches rhyming and repetition. About mid way through the book the students should be able to catch on and read the book with the reader. There are an endless amount of extension activities that can go along with this story. Something as simple as coloring their favorite animal would be fun for young students. ( )
  augustaspors | May 8, 2017 |
Great for learning new animals and colors. Better for little kids for learning these new things. ( )
  bkelley22 | May 4, 2017 |
This book teaches children colors by using animals. In the book they repeat the phrase ___,____ what do you see? They identify the color of the animals and what kind of animals they are. This book is very colorful and the illustrations are different and interesting. The book is informational and teaches children colors. I enjoy this book and find it to be very useful. ( )
  Cheyene | May 2, 2017 |
This story begins with the children reading the story what they brown bear sees. This story continues with more animals of various colors announcing that they see other animals of various colors. This is a great book fro younger children because the sentence stems are pretty much the same throughout the whole book. This is also a great book for even younger children to learn their colors and animals ( )
  Jennaroo82 | May 1, 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?
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

(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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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0140502963, 0241137292

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