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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 16 November 2003
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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Children love this book mand so do the parents or adults who read this book to their children. Bill Martin, Jr and Eric Carle the authors, have well thought out this book. Besides the beautiful, colorful illustrations, the storyline us one that each of us should read.

As in their other books, the authors begin asking 'Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See'!, with each successive animal,we move on to another one. However, these animals are endangered, from the spider monkey to a penguin. The children will all fall in line, with the deductive lilt of the rhymes. The hopeful part of this book is one that children and adults will really like.

Recommended. prisrob 06-04-15
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 26 April 2013
I own the Brown Bear book from the same author, so I purchased this one as my little one really enjoys the large images from the Brown bear book. I didn't like this book at all as I found the animals a bit scary and so did the little one- it features a fish eagle, buffalo, red wolf and black panther among other animals, but the faces are quite scary, with sharp teeth and mean eyes. Won't recommend as it might create nightmares -my opinion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 27 April 2014
My daughter loved Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Polar Bear, Polar Bear so when i saw this I had to get it. It surprised me a little; the other two books contained what I consider to be 'basic' animals, ones that are well known and popular. However here were animals like Macaroni Penguins and Water Buffalo, and the ending focussed on stating how they were wild and free. It was a pleasant surprise and I'm glad we have it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 29 April 2013
Clear, visually stimulating pictures and excellent patterned, rich text. It has a lovely momentum which makes it great to read aloud and is structured to encourage interaction. Lovely environmental message behind it but done subtly - it's not 'worthy'. :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 20 October 2013
Using same brown bear formula, this book provides a good way to talk about animal conservation. Cd reading is good for drama too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 27 February 2013
good handy size for toddlers.i bought it along with .
two other board books from the same author my grandson loves it
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on 12 September 2012
Bought this book for my almost two year old having bought other books in series, which she loved.
This book is good but not nearly as good as Brown bear, brown bear.
My little girl likes it but doesn't request it all the time, which she definitely does with brown bear.
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The children enjoyed the visual aspects of this story, and attempted to remember the rhyme and vocabulary, however they struggled to remain interested with the audio book version and found it difficult to adapt their listening skills to different sounding voices/ accents.
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