Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?

Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?

by Bill Martin Jr., Eric Carle
     
 

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The publication of Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? and Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? completes the bear book beginning reader series. Now, children can read all four books on their own in this special format.

    With the important pre-reading concepts of rhyme, rhythm, and repetition, these

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The publication of Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? and Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? completes the bear book beginning reader series. Now, children can read all four books on their own in this special format.

    With the important pre-reading concepts of rhyme, rhythm, and repetition, these picture books have long been used as beginning readers. The new 6 x 9 trim and classic beginning reader layout create a more “grown up” version to read by themselves.

    Complete with a letter from master educator Laura Robb, and with fun reading activities added, these new versions of Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? and Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? are certain to appeal to a new age group and find an even wider audience.

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Publishers Weekly

These clever creators' final collaboration arrives 40 years after their first, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, joining two previous bear sequels. Much in the same vein as its predecessors, this appealingly cadenced story introduces a sequence of animals, dramatically yet simply depicted in textured collage art against white backdrops. Readers first spot Baby Bear climbing a tree, responding to the question posed in the title: "I see a red fox slipping by me." Red Fox in turn spies a flying squirrel gliding by, who sees a mountain goat climbing nearby, who sees a blue heron flying by and so on until a screech owl-gazing wide-eyed at the reader-sees "a mama bear looking at me." A large-scale image of Mama Bear is followed by a spread revealing what she sees: each of the previously featured animals and (most satisfyingly) "my baby bear looking at me-that's what I see!" Creative action words and renderings of the various creatures in motion give the book a pleasing energy, while Mama Bear's obvious delight at finding her cub provides an endearing poignancy. The elegant balance of art, text, emotion and exposition is a Martin and Carle hallmark; they have crafted a lovely finale to an enduring series. Ages 2-8. (Aug.)

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Children's Literature - Pat Trattles
The award winning author/illustrator team of Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle does it again in this, the final installment of the classic bear books. Using the same repetitious refrain pattern originally introduced over forty years ago in Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, and echoed in succeeding books, Martin introduces readers to a variety of North American mammals as Baby Bear sets out on his quest to find his mother. Whereas in the original all the animals were "looking at me," in this version Martin uses a variety of action words to describe the unique characteristics of each animal. Baby Bear sees a red fox slipping by, who sees a flying squirrel gliding by, who sees a mountain goat climbing near, etc. Carle's drawings are dramatic, yet simple and capture each animal in motion using bright colors against a bold white background. The repetitious nature of the text makes this a great book for children learning to read. Like the other bear books which proceeded it, it is sure to be enjoyed by parents, teachers, and children of all ages. Reviewer: Pat Trattles
Kirkus Reviews
In its fourth-and billed as final-iteration, this primary level Q-and-A introduces ten North American mammals, from red fox and blue heron to rattlesnake, mule deer and finally (unspecified, but possibly Kodiak) Mama Bear. As always, Carle's spread-filling painted-paper constructs capture a true sense of the animals' looks, depicting each in a natural pose, gazing invitingly up at young viewers. As with its predecessors, the introduction of new material within a familiar, interactive structure makes a winning formula for keying new and pre-readers into colors, sequences and nature. Martin died in 2004-here's a fitting close to what will likely remain his most lasting work for children. (Picture book. 3-5)
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The elegant balance of art, text, emotion and exposition is a Martin and Carle hallmark; they have crafted a lovely finale to an enduring series.

A winning formula for keying new and pre-readers into colors, sequences and nature.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805092912
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date:
01/18/2011
Series:
My First Reader Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
240,097
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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