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Brown Bear and Friends
     

Brown Bear and Friends

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by Bill Martin, Eric Carle, Gwyneth Paltrow (Read by)
 

Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle's classic Bear books have been a hit with children for many generations, and have sold more than eleven million copies. This wonderful compilation CD brings together the beloved first three Bear books—Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?; and Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You

Overview

Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle's classic Bear books have been a hit with children for many generations, and have sold more than eleven million copies. This wonderful compilation CD brings together the beloved first three Bear books—Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?; and Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?—and includes the newest addition, Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? The stories are read with warmth and humor by Academy Award-winning actress and mother Gwyneth Paltrow.

This title has Common Core connections.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“A soothing and amusing Gwyneth Paltrow uses her best bedtime-story voice to bring this toddler-friendly compilation to life.” —People magazine

“Perfect for popping in the CD changer and handing your tot the book version for car rides, Gwynnie brings these animal tales to life the way a true mom (or dad) always does - by doing all the 'voices.'” —Babble.com

“She [Gwyneth Paltrow] has a pleasant voice and her acting abilities come in handy, making the whole story cute and making me giggle a little when she does different voices.” —Ashley's Closet

“Paltrow's dramatic reading mirrors calypso, jazz and classical backgrounds, and accents onomatopoeic verbs that define each animal.” —The News & Observer, Raleigh, NC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781427203243
Publisher:
Macmillan Audio
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Series:
Brown Bear and Friends Series
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
1
Sales rank:
681,323
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Bill Martin Jr was an elementary-school principal, a teacher, writer, and poet. His many bestselling classics are a testament to his ability to speak directly to children and have left a legacy to generations to come. Eric Carle's 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 and The Grouchy Ladybug, as well as many other books for children.

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Brown Bear and Friends 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As much as I enjoy audio books I'll admit that my initial reaction to this one wasn't overly enthusiastic. The first in this series was written forty-some years ago, and has captivated generations. It has been reprinted almost countless times in a variety of editions. The Bear stories are known and loved by millions. To top that, what could these stories possibly be without seeing Eric Carle's iconic illustrations? I learned the answer to that question with the first few minutes of this reading by Academy-Award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow. She offers a warm, winning narration of the Bear stories that enchants both young and older ears. So captivating is her voice and delivery that the stories come to life in listener's minds as if for the first time. It's a special treat to have all of the tales available on one CD, there couldn't be a more perfect bedtime story. - Gail Cooke
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would like this to be a practical review, because I almost don't buy this CD, since there is not much info about it and the tracks are not detailed, but it's oh so worth it!

**First four tracks are the books in English

**Tracks 5-8 are all four books in Spanish (It doesn't state whose voice it is, but she sounds like a native speaker, the lady is actually funnier than Gwyneth!)

**Track 9 is Bill Martin Jr. himself reading "Brown Bear" (I didn't like it, but it's interesting)

**Tracks 10 and 11 are interviews with Eric Carle.

So, I hope this helps! and, don't hesitate, go ahead and buy it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago