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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (1967)

by Bill Martin, Jr.

Other authors: Eric Carle (Illustrator)

Series: Brown Bear and Friends (book 1)

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7,515539459 (4.27)63
  1. 20
    Who Are You, Baby Kangaroo? by Stella Blackstone (babyhomer)
    babyhomer: similar styles of simple repetitive texts
  2. 10
    I Went Walking by Sue Williams (conuly)
    conuly: Probably no need to have both, though.
  3. 10
    Mom! What's That? by Atlas Jordan (Anonymous user)
  4. 01
    Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Jr. Martin (Sandydog1)
    Sandydog1: Both are identical in terms of simplicity and rhythm.

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I love this book for really young children because it is bright and full of color. I would recommend this book to any Pre-K teacher or parent to read to their children because it is engaging with questions to keep the reader and listener constantly communicating and engaged in what the book is talking about. ( )
  manda76 | Oct 13, 2017 |
This book is clearly for young readers, but I think it is still useful in an educational context. Although very simple, the rhymes and sing-song text make it more enjoyable for children to read. Another thing I really like about this book is how colorful the illustrations are. This is a very important aspect for children's reading because children are drawn to colors and interesting pictures. This book has many positive visual elements that add to the overall interest and effect of the book. Lastly, the point of this book is to help young children associate colors and meanings to objects. This book is very effective in this objective, as it has simple, beginners words and easy to understand pictures to associate with. It has a repetitive pattern to it that children can recognize and become familiar with, which allows them to focus on learning the meaning of simple yet new words such as "bear" and "cat". ( )
  jthomp44 | Oct 9, 2017 |
Patterned language book
  Lauralee96 | Oct 6, 2017 |
Follow the story of several animals as their colors are displayed and seen by each other. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See is a classic book that introduces children to the concept of rhyming and colors! This book has stunning illustrations and is a great starter book for children in Pre-K or Kindergarten! ( )
  ashgamber | Sep 17, 2017 |
In this book, we see the reader travel through the different animals. It starts off as a brown bear that sees a red bird looking at, and then continues on through different colorful animals. At the end, it reaches the children and they are asked what it says, they then reply with seeing all of the animals and teachers looking at them. This story is ideal for younger children when they are first beginning to learn colors and animals. I believe that this book would be effective for any age between 3 to 6, so preschool to kindergarten. It is a really simple book that the children would be able to catch onto after a few sentences and "read" it themselves. Overall, this is a great and simple book that I would recommend to anyone wanting to teach colors and animals to children. ( )
  Karleyk14 | Sep 16, 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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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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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0140502963, 0241137292

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