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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)
    babyhomer: similar styles of simple repetitive texts
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    I Went Walking by Sue Williams (conuly)
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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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I liked this book for two reasons. Firstly, I enjoy the fact that the text is written in a way that it can be read or sung. It's very repetitive and this provides a nice flow and pace. Secondly, I really like the way that Eric Carle illustrates because the pictures are unique and truly enhance the story. I believe that the main idea is to teach children animal names and different colors. ( )
  rsochu1 | Feb 25, 2015 |
Not only does this book teach kids some of their animals, it also can teach kids basic colors, and teach them their sense of eye sight. What do they see?
  Taylor42 | Feb 22, 2015 |
This book is an easy book to read and has great rhymes. The animals and the colors make the book pop. Although horses aren’t blue and cats aren’t purple, it induces animals and it’s a great way to teach children animal sounds. It a fun book for children to get involved with.
  Samantha_Orawiec | Feb 15, 2015 |
This is a great book for younger students and I really enjoyed reading it. The main idea of this story is to show different animals and what they see. I liked the story because it can teach young students different colors and animals. I also loved the illustrations in the story. Each time there was a different animal for example, the brown bear and red fox there was a picture that showed the animal in great color and detail. The only thing I did not like about the story was there was no real plot, the book just kept talking about different animals and what they saw. ( )
  sfinke5 | Feb 5, 2015 |
I loved this book as a child, and I still love it now! The book doesn't have much of a storyline, but it is intriguing for young children to read and look at the pictures. It can be used to teach about animal names or colors and introduce describing an object using color. (Rhyme) ( )
  apoffenroth13 | Feb 3, 2015 |
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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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