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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Narrated by Gwyneth Paltrow
     

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Narrated by Gwyneth Paltrow

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by Bill Martin Jr., Eric Carle, Gwyneth Paltrow
 

With more than 7 million copies in print in various formats and languages, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? is one of the most treasured children's books of all time. This edition, narrated by Academy Award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow, comes from a Grammy-nominated recording, which is sure to bring warmth and humor to children and parents alike.<

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With more than 7 million copies in print in various formats and languages, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? is one of the most treasured children's books of all time. This edition, narrated by Academy Award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow, comes from a Grammy-nominated recording, which is sure to bring warmth and humor to children and parents alike.

Editorial Reviews

Four decades and 7 million copies ago, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? first appeared in bookstores. The first collaboration of Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle earned laudable advance notices, but no one anticipated that it would take off like wildfire. Now the publisher honors this picture book classic with an anniversary edition that includes an audio CD containing the full text, plus commentary by Martin and Carle.
Barnes & Noble Staff
Eric Carle's double-page tissue collages and Bill Martin's friendly chant unite to create this vibrant introduction to colors. The first line of the book is the title, to which a big brown bear responds,"I see a redbird looking at me." The redbird responds with another animal and so on, until a mother (or a teacher, depending on the edition) asks a group of children what they see. A wonderful read-aloud for either a group or individuals, this book is a favorite for teachers.
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Many new board books are re-releases of beloved books, now made more durable for babies who will first love the books' rhythm and rhyme in infancy and continue to love the story as toddlers. Among the classics making a new board book appearance is Martin's wonderfully rhythmic Brown Bear with illustrations by one of the best in the business, Eric Carle.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-- In this new edition of the popular classic (Holt, 1983), the same clean design and crisp text remain. Illustrations, however, have been slightly altered. Stronger colors and more texture help delineate animal bodies more sharply. Positions and shapes are slightly changed, resulting in a less static look. Red Bird is shown in flying position with a sleeker body, sharper beak, and more carefully defined tail and wing features. Yellow Duck has webbed feet and an open bill; Blue Horse has black hooves and teeth showing; Green Frog a spotted back and pink tongue; the former Mother with pale pink skin has become Teacher with beige skin tones and darker hair. The overall effect is livelier and more interesting, although changes are minimal enough that the old edition is still serviceable. When replacements are in order, this will be a welcome addition. --Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466803282
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date:
11/15/2011
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
20
Sales rank:
97,946
File size:
9 MB
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Bill Martin, Jr. (1916-2004) was an elementary-school principal, teacher, writer, and poet. His more than 300 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. Martin held a doctoral degree in early childhood education. Born in Kansas, he worked as an elementary-school principal in Chicago before moving to New York City, where he worked in publishing developing innovative reading programs for schools. After several years, he devoted himself full-time to writing his children's books. He lived in New York until 1993, when he moved to Texas. He lived in the east Texas woods, near the town of Commerce, until he passed away in 2004.

Eric Carle is one of America's leading children's book illustrators. In addition to the classic children's books he created with Bill Martin, Jr., he is author and illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.


Bill Martin, Jr. (1916-2004) was an elementary-school principal, teacher, writer, and poet. His more than 300 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. Martin held a doctoral degree in early childhood education. Born in Kansas, he worked as an elementary-school principal in Chicago before moving to New York City, where he worked in publishing developing innovative reading programs for schools. After several years, he devoted himself full-time to writing his children’s books. He lived in New York until 1993, when he moved to Texas. He lived in the east Texas woods, near the town of Commerce, until he passed away in 2004.
Eric Carle is one of America's leading children's book illustrators. Born in the United States, he spent some time in Germany where he studied at the Academy of Applied Art in Stuttgart. His work has won many awards and has been published in more than a dozen countries around the world. He is author and illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and illustrator of Bill Martin, Jr.'s Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Gwyneth Paltrow won the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Shakespeare in Love. Appearing in countless films that span many different genres, Gwyneth is versatile in her craft. Her many credits include Country Strong, Iron Man and Iron Man 2, Running with Scissors, Infamous, Sylvia, Shallow Hal, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Shakespeare in Love, Sliding Doors, and Emma. Gwyneth has read several children's audiobooks by Bill Martin for Macmillan audio, including the Grammy-nominated Brown Bear&Friends.
 

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Narrated by Gwyneth Paltrow 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book for young children
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in elementary school and have never forgotten it. This is a fun book that teaches colors, animals, and a love for reading that will last. I still remember lines from the book. This book may have been what inspired me to write poetry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a very good book for children
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is good to read to your little ones. If that is what you are looking for.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am in 7th grade, this was the first book i ever read and after 8 years (counting kinder) i still have this book memorized. Honestly, (i can say this because it is anomamys) this is my favorite book ever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book ! Even thoug i read it like 344,587,908,468,999,134,685 times i love it and my mom read it to me when i was 16 mouth old i'm 10 now and still love the dook!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ABSOLUTLY LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!! IVE READ IT LIKE A BILLION TIMESSS!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Childhood memories :')
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I actually have this book. It's great! My child is a 2 year ols and already talking! He learns new words! Teasher(teacher). Seep(sheep). Okay, he doesn't say them perfectly but is great for a 2 year old! He actually sits me down to read! GET IT!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My brother reads this book a billion times
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I have an iPad and it says that I can not view it on my device...I don't have an actual NOOK so I basically just wasted my money
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I remember this book, my mom read it to me all the times when I was little
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this the first time i read it but the 5,000th time not any more but good job writing the book
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