Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Book - 1983 | First general book edition.
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A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck-- all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle's flat, boldly colored collages. Combined with Bill Martin's singsong text, they create unforgettable images of these endearing animals.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 1983.
Edition: First general book edition.
Copyright Date: ©1970
ISBN: 9780805002010
Branch Call Number: JP Marti
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly colour illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Carle, Eric - Illustrator


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A classic is a classic for a reason right? What can I say about this book that hasn't already been said? Its repetition and rhythm make it song-like, and in fact, you probably could sing the words instead of reading them. The large and colourful pictures make it great for babies, and its predicti... Read More »

What does Brown Bear see? You tell me!

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Oct 04, 2016

My 2year old love this book.

Aug 25, 2016

This is a favorite at our house. We substitute Cardinal bird for red bird and Mommy for teacher. I have also made flannel board pieces. My teacher friends loved them.

Jun 02, 2016

Eric Carle is a master... my kiddo LOVES this one!

Mariangela_S Apr 19, 2016

A classic in Children's literature. Kids love the simple story pattern, colors and animals. After a couple of readings, children can picture read book back to parents.

PimaLib_Kids Mar 31, 2016

It's funny because he sees lots of animals looking back at him. - Joseph, age 7.

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

Accompanied by Eric Carle’s beautiful collage illustrations, children will delight in the colour, the animals, and Bill Martin Jr’s gentle rhyming text.

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

With repetitive phrases and vibrant colours this remains a favorite picture book to share with young children.

Jul 12, 2015

I like reading this book to my little sister.

PimaLib_BeccaB May 08, 2015

Great for child's first book that they can read on their own...until they memorize it!

shamvanita Aug 01, 2014

My 3rd years old love this book, great book!

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Jan 31, 2013

The story is about different colored animals and what they see.


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Jan 31, 2013

"Brown bear, brown bear what do you see?" "I see a red bird looking at me" "Red bird, Red bird what do you see?"


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