Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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Over 40 years ago, Eric Carle launched his career as a children's book illustrator when he provided the artwork for Bill Martin Jr.'s classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Martin died in 2004, but not before he completed the equally embraceable Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?, which also features his trademark festive rhythms and rhymes. Carle's colorful pictures strike just the right notes in this celebration of babies and mommies in the wilderness. Now in an enchanting board book.
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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."

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

 

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

Kirkus Reviews

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805092912
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
  • Publication date: 1/18/2011
  • Series: Brown Bear and Friends Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 205,302
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Martin Jr, an elementary-school principal, teacher, writer, and poet, held a doctoral degree in early childhood education. His many books, among them the bestselling classics Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?; Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?; and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, are a testament to his ability to speak directly to children.

 

Eric Carle was born in the United States, but spent his early years in Stuttgart, Germany. His many innovative books have earned him a place in the canon of classic children's literature. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? was the first book he illustrated; he then went on to write and illustrate The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Busy Spider, and The Very Quiet Cricket, as well as many other books for children. Mr. Carle works in a studio near his home in western Massachusetts.

 

www.carlemuseum.org

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  • Posted February 2, 2011

    My 15 month old son loves this book!

    We borrow books from our local library to read to our 15 month old son and this is the one book that we renew over and over again because he just loves it! He would look at the pictures while we read the story to him and by the 3rd reading he could already point out the animals in the book! He usually wants us to read this book to him every night.
    Since he loves this book so much we decided to buy it at the B&N near us. It was money really well spent! We're planning to buy the big book edition when it comes out on Feb. 15, 2011! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2009

    GREAT!!!!!

    GREAT!!!!! Grandchildren love this book!!!!!

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  • Posted September 5, 2009

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    You can seldom go wrong with a Bill Martin and/or Eric Carle collaboratioin

    My preschool class always enjoys the two weeks we spend on Bill Martin and Eric Carle stories. We love animals and we revel in the hands on tissue paper art. We relish in the bright colors and the consistent themes that run through their work. Young children need simple, bold, repetition and new (but familiar)stories. Just look at Clifford and Curious George. Their newest story is another hit.

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