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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? [Board book]

Eric Carle
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)
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Book Description

2 Jan 1997

A classic picture book by Eric Carle and Bill Martin, Jr - Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Exuberantly coloured artwork and favourite animals make this rhythmic story the perfect introduction to looking and learning about colours. Each spread leads seamlessly into the next and young children will delight in Eric's colourful collage animals and simple repetitive language. The book has been printed in a sturdy board book edition - perfect for little hands!

Eric Carle is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of books for very young children. Eric lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Barbara. The Carles opened The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Massachusetts in 2002.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Eric Carle's Very Special Baby Book; Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do You Hear?; The Very busy Spider; The Very Quiet Cricket; The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse; 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo; Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What do you See?; The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pop-Up Book; Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?; The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Buggy Book; Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; The Bad-Tempered Ladbybird; The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Little Learning Library; The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Touch and Feel Playbook; My Very First Book of Words; The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book and Toy; Little Cloud; Today is Monday; My Very First Book of Shapes; The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Sound Book; The Very Hungry Caterpillar; From Head to Toe; The Very Hungry Caterpillar Big Board Book; Draw Me a Star; Mister Seahorse; Do You want to be My Friend?; The Tiny Seed

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Product details

  • Board book: 28 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; New Ed edition (2 Jan 1997)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0241137292
  • ISBN-13: 978-0241137291
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 12.8 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,301 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About 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.

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The gentle rhyming and gorgeous, tissue-paper collage illustrations in this classic picture book make it a dog-eared favorite on many children's bookshelves. On each page, we meet a new animal who nudges us onward to discover which creature will show up next: "Blue Horse, Blue Horse, What do you see? I see a green frog looking at me." This pattern is repeated over and over, until the pre-reader can chime in with the reader, easily predicting the next rhyme. One thing readers might not predict, however, is just what kinds of funny characters will make an appearance at the denouement! Children on the verge of reading learn best with plenty of identifiable images and rhythmic repetition. Eric Carle's good-humored style and colorful, bold illustrations (like those in The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Grouchy Ladybug, and Have You Seen My Cat?) have earned him a prominent place in the children's book hall of fame. (Baby to Preschool) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Carle's books all have an educational element - they teach about animals, numbers, colours and nature - but a big part of their appeal is that they are not didactic or laboured, but light and entertaining. There's warmth and humour there too (Junior)

Carle's richly hued, collage-like art and gentle text will be comfortingly familiar to his numerous young devotees (Publishers Weekly)

Eric Carle . . . has an unfailing magic. His gentle, glowing collages are satisfying for parent and child (The Times)

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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My daughter's first words were... 19 Sep 2001
By A Customer
"Baa-ber, Baa-ber" (Brown Bear, Brown Bear), and I would pick up the rest! I have learned to read the text of this enchanting chanting book very fast, as my 14 month old daughter turns the pages so rapidly, in order to reach the next animal.
We make up names for all the childrens faces and she even learned to identify the animals and colours on the last page by asking her 'where's the yellow duck?' etc.
All in all, a very enjoyable and educational book from an accomplished (and understanding) author. More please.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My daughter's favorite book (currently!) 13 Mar 2006
By A Customer
Lovely book that is not only fun but really educational for the under 2's. My 17 month old daughter picked up all the animals and said what they were within two days of getting this book!!! (mind you we do seem to read it about 20 times a day).
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
This is the best young children's book -EVER I have used this book for many years, both in Canada and in England, to introduce young children to the colour words and to the joy of reading. I am presently using it with children with severe learning difficulties and it is just as successful and popular. In fact it is so popular that I have laminated the pages of our current book to help it last out the year. I have made several games to accompany this book. "Polar Bear, Polar bear, What do you hear?" is also useful but somehow not as powerful or as popular as "Brown Bear" Many thanks to Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle for a wonderful teaching aid.
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59 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Favourite book with lots to learn. 12 April 2002
By A Customer
we bought this book when my son was 15 months old and he has loved it ever since! when asked to pick a book he will always find this one first among his pile. he loves to turn the pages faster and faster so we have to speed up to keep up with him. at first he loved all the animals,then the childrens faces and now he is fascinated by the colours so this is definitely a book he will love to come back to time and time again.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book even for younger children 11 Dec 2005
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
My babies are only 8 months old but they have been enjoying this book for a while now. The pictures are so bright, they cant wait for me to turn the next page, and everytime i do, a new smile appears. I highly recommend it for those who are looking for something for younger children. However, this is not a board or hardcover book, so careful because they will eat it...
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Board book
This is a lovely colourful book and the children are delighted when it is read to them. It allows the children to recognise animals and colours. Instead of telling the children what the anmials sees you can turn over the page and ask the children what the animal is. They love to tell you the animal and the colour. Even though the animals are not the correct colour it teaches the child many colours. At the end it shows all the animals and the children can go over all the animals and colours on one page. A great book to read with a group of children.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Son and mother's favourite book 10 Sep 1999
By A Customer
My nine months old son is already fond of browsing through the books on the bottom shelf. Of books large and small, thin and thick, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See ? tops the list of favourites. As soon as he sees the colourful, clear graphics on the cover he smiles with recognition, and is lost to the world. He leafes back and forwards, fascinated by the bold, bright pictures. In fact we both enjoy reading this book again and again, finding it both poetic and educational, but first and foremost- full of charm and with an almost handmade, tactile quality, despite it being a simple paperback at a very sympathetic price. A timeless and beatiful little book for children and grown-ups.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful & Engaging - We're Eric Carle fans. 8 Dec 1999
By A Customer
TBT (18 months) asks for this book by name, and announces what he has pulled off the shelf as he comes over with it. 'Bro bairr,' is what he comes out with.
Here, just as in Jan Pienkowski's 'Dinner Time' there is a simple, though engaging, rhythm. Turning the pages and reading each line becomes a gentle, lilting mantra, a considered tumbling over of words. It is repetitive without being dull, each animal bringing with it a different colour, shape, texture and noise. The words, like the chorus of a song, hang together and acquire their own beat, so much so that you can find yourself bouncing the little ones on your knee.
It begins, 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? I see a .....' As Zozo (3 yrs 6 months) got older I would prompt her to guess what is coming next. Anna, her cousin, (8 yrs at the time) only had to hear me read it out a few times to know it off by heart.
Well presented information like this will stick to a child's brain like a fuzzy ball to a jumper. For me to learn it I'd have to write it all down and test my knowledge. We want Eric Carle prints on the wall!
I was amazed to find Eric Carle has illustrated so many books. Thanks Amazon. Several were purchased yesterday as gifts for four nephews and three nieces.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good and simple way of teaching children their colours.
Published 5 days ago by Linda J.
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Excellent product and received as described within time frame. Great doing business with you. Thank you.
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Perfect for 1 - 2 years old.
Published 17 days ago by Maria Orsulakova
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is excellent on so many levels.
First it's a beautifully illustrated introduction to animals and colours. We also use animal sounds. Read more
Published 19 days ago by kitcatmail
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely
A great book: sturdy. It does have a teacher in it which my friends version does not.
The pictures and words are compelling and it interests my 2. Read more
Published 19 days ago by CEM
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent first book for babies.
Published 22 days ago by Elaine McGill
5.0 out of 5 stars Making learning colours fun.
Easy to help learn verses and colour. Fun book for my Early a Years Mindees .
Published 26 days ago by vito
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
Absolutely love this book! My daughter is approaching 2 and mimics the words enabling her to form sentences. Great book!
Published 28 days ago by Katie Astbury
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Fabulous book. I bought it to use in literacy classes with children who are struggling to read. Highly recommend
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