Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?

Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?

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by Bill Martin Jr., Eric Carle
     
 

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The third book in the bestselling Bear series, now in board book format

Thirty-five years after their first groundbreaking collaboration, the creators of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? reunited to address the important topic of animal conservation. A Bald Eagle soars, a Spider Monkey

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The third book in the bestselling Bear series, now in board book format

Thirty-five years after their first groundbreaking collaboration, the creators of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? reunited to address the important topic of animal conservation. A Bald Eagle soars, a Spider Monkey swings, a Macaroni Penguin struts, and a Red Wolf sneaks through Bill Martin Jr's rhythmic text and Eric Carle's vibrant images, and all are watched over by our best hope for the future—a dreaming child.

We are delighted to offer Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle's beloved tribute to endangered animals in a board book edition.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1—Martin and Carle collaborated on Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (1967), Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? (1991), Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? (2003), and Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? (2007, all Holt). In July of 2010, the first two titles became available in an easy-reader format, and these titles complete the quartet. They do not differ from the original trade book publications in terms of either text or illustration. The lilting, infectious rhymes and bold, bright collages, remain intact. The differences come first in terms of trim size." The intention here is that children who have had an enjoyable lap-sit hearing these books will now read them independently, attracted by the more "grown-up" format. These first-reader editions include both activities and discussion suggestions to extend the stories. Libraries in need of more books for emergent readers will welcome these popular favorites.—Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ
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The Barnes & Noble Review
Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle -- the team who won us over with Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? -- now pay homage to endangered animals in this dynamically delicate picture book.

Following the format of their legendary Brown Bear, the two showcase a bevy of fauna through Martin's flowing text and Carle's magnificent cut-paper and watercolor illustrations. Lumbering Panda Bear sees "a bald eagle soaring by me," Bald Eagle spots "a water buffalo charging by," and big-horned Water Buffalo spies a "spider monkey swinging by," while more endangered creatures splash and sneak along. At the end, the creators don't fail to bring the text back to readers themselves, when a moon-and-stars Dreaming Child imagines the book's animals together "all wild and free -- that's what I see!"

Carle's energizing artwork, combined with Martin's environmentally conscious message, make this a vitalizing must-have for your bookshelves and a superb follow-up to Carle's previous animal-themed book, "Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," Said the Sloth. Sparking kids to learn more about endangered animals -- particularly with the Note on Endangered Species in the front -- the creators shine a light on an important topic with earnestness and timely panache. Matt Warner

For years, youngsters have been learning words and the love of nature from Eric Carle's sweet Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? Now this adorable story about animals "all wild and free" appears for the first time as a board book. A sweet gift for the new kid on the block.
Publishers Weekly
Now in board book, Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr, illus. by Eric Carle, offers a lineup of endangered species that includes a water buffalo, spider monkey, macaroni penguin and whooping crane, among others. PW's starred review of the original edition called this "another standout from the creators of a line of perennial favorites." Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
The bears are back! The author-illustrator team that introduced the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? in 1967 return this summer with Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?. Martin's simple, rhythmic text features ten endangered creatures, including a bald eagle, sea lion and spider monkey. As with the earlier book, each page invites the child to focus on one animal depicted by Eric Carle. The engaging chant and collages show how each animal moves, whether soaring, splashing or swinging. Little ones will probably imitate these motions with delight. Especially powerful is the book's closing image: a moon-faced "dreaming child" watching over all ten creatures "wild and free." 2003, Henry Holt, Ages 1 to 5.
—Mary Quattlebaum
From the Publisher

“Another standout from the creators of a line of perennial favorites.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“The bright collage images and lilting language bring the animals to life on the page” —School Library Journal

“Carle's use of negative space and of sculptural line conveys not only the essence of each animal but also the energy of its movement. A fine read-aloud with a subtle, yet clear, message.” —Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805092929
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date:
01/18/2011
Series:
My First Reader Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
183,927
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 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.

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Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
AnotherAmy More than 1 year ago
We all read Brown Bear when we were small, so of course we want to read it to our children when it's their turn. After re-reading Brown Bear with my son, and then following it up with Polar Bear and this one, Panda Bear is hands-down my favorite. The animals and illustrations are wonderful no matter which you book read, but the thing that puts this one over the top is the message it delivers. It's never too early to learn about the importance of protecting wild animals and conservation in general. I like it because this book addresses those issues in a way that it is easy for even a very small child to understand.

Absolutely a great book and an essential component to any child's library!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Panda Bear book is adorable and the children in my class love it. Eric Carle and Bill Martin are very talented and have intrigued and delighted my students for years with their books. The book helps provide teachers with innovative ideas for teaching units on endangered animals and to have a concern for animals and to preserve our wildlife. The illustrations are beautiful. The children are introduced to new vocabulary and animals that may be unfamilar to them. The text intrigues children and holds their attention. I encouraged the children to brainstorm a list of other wild animals and we created a class book as an extension activity. All the children are interested in other animals now besides the typical pets and farm animals they are use to. I give the book two tumbs up!
Tunguz More than 1 year ago
Ever since a first-grade teacher friend of mine introduced us to Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? we have been really excited and delighted with these seemingly simple and entertaining little books. We had gone over that book numerous times with our baby boy, and when he started approaching one year of age he *really* got interested in it. So we decided to take a look at some other books in the series, including this one. The premise of this little book is more or same as that of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?: various animals are asked what they see, and they point to other animals. All the questions are posed as simple rhymes, and this is one of the main charms of this book. The illustrations are simple yet interesting, and kids will definitely find them fascinating. Unlike Brown Bear, Brown Bear, this book eschews some fanciful animal colors (like purple cat and blue horse), and sticks with the "real" animals. This book also features more exotic animals (the panda bear of course, as well as spider monkey, macaroni penguin, etc.) and challenges kids to learn about these uncommon creatures. In fact, it's the educational value of these books that I delight the most in. I have not taken a look at the other versions of this book, but the board book is definitely well designed and immensely suitable for very young kids. Could not recommend it more.
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Ang29 More than 1 year ago
Love the pictures of the animals...my son can actually relate to the animals (we have seen spider monkeys at the Utah Hogle Zoo!!) Also, the meaning behind the book - protect our wildlife, protect the endangered. I want my son to learn early that animals are important to our ecosystem and to our own sustainability. This particular book is fun to read and teaches that in an interesting and wonderful way!!
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One of many that children like to have read to them as they can "read" along after a few times of hearing the story.
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My grandson LOVES this book and the whole series. He memorized "Brown, Bear, Brown Bear..." now I read this and the others. I read via webcam. He can easlily see it and asks for it plus others in the series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A book that is not only fun but also informative about ten different endangered species of animals. Gets kids learning early about wildlife conservation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wordsmith Bill Martin and artist Eric Carle are an unbeatable team. Much to the joy of parents and young readers this talented duo has joined forces once again - only their third collaboration in 35 years! It was worth the wait. With 'Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What do You See?' children meet ten of the world's endangered animals - a bald eagle soaring , a water buffalo charging, a spider monkey swinging, a green sea turtle swimming, a macaroni penguin strutting, a sea lion splashing, a red wolf sneaking, a whooping crane flying, and a black panther strolling. Each animal is portrayed in Eric Carle's inimitable eye catching collages, and the book closes with a portrait of a sleeping child dreaming that one day all animals will be wild and free. An estimable hope; a book to be treasured.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The children I read to adore this book, which combines information on endangered animals with a sprightly rhyme and adorable pictures. A total winner!