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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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Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a teacher looking at them.
  1. 30
    I Went Walking by Sue Williams (conuly)
    conuly: Probably no need to have both, though.
  2. 30
    Who Are You, Baby Kangaroo? by Stella Blackstone (babyhomer)
    babyhomer: similar styles of simple repetitive texts
  3. 10
    Mom! What's That? by Atlas Jordan (Anonymous user)
  4. 21
    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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Various animals in various colors. Simple, with beautiful illustrations by Eric Carle (of The Little Hungry Caterpillar) and great rhymes. ( )
  norabelle414 | Jul 3, 2023 |
A famous book about animals and their colors and actions.
  B-Chad | Jul 1, 2023 |
It's kind of pointless to review this book. Because everyone knows it. But it is definitely a go to for me in storytimes. And early literacy trainings. And Every Child Ready to Read sessions. It's just that good..

What I like to do is extension activities with it. Ask about what comes next? Or use puppets or a felt board. It's just a good one. ( )
  msgabbythelibrarian | Jun 11, 2023 |
Mx liked. Ms seemed neutral. Good book for phrase repetition and color/animal identification.
  Mx2018 | Jun 6, 2023 |
Independent Reading Level: level D
Awards: 2014 E.B. White Read Aloud Award -- Picture Bk Hall of Fame (Winner)
2011 E.B. White Read Aloud Award -- Picture Bk Hall of Fame (Finalist)
2012 E.B. White Read Aloud Award -- Picture Bk Hall of Fame (Finalist)
2013 E.B. White Read Aloud Award -- Picture Bk Hall of Fame (Finalist) ( )
  teakvah | May 4, 2023 |
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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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Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a teacher looking at them.

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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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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0140502963, 0241137292


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