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Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? (Picture Puffin) Paperback – Illustrated, 29 Apr 1999

4.7 out of 5 stars 60 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; New Ed edition (29 April 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140545190
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140545197
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 0.3 x 25.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 521,982 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you hear? is a classic picture book that will delight young children. It has a simple repetitive text that makes it easy for young readers to join in. Eric Carle beautifully illustrates this book, with bold and colourful pictures of animals.

The book follows a similar format to Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? The reader is introduced to a new animal on each double-page spread. This is an excellent book for developing children's prediction skills as they will really enjoy predicting which animal will be heard next. This book would also be good for introducing the use of question marks, as each double page includes a question and an answer. Interesting vocabulary is used to describe the noises made by the animals which will challenge a young reader eg: "braying, trumpeting, snarling" etc.

This book is an absolute must for children aged 3-5, but will be enjoyed by children aged 0-7. If your child enjoyed Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do you see? they are sure to enjoy this book just as much. --Amanda York

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"Teachers will smile with delight when they see this wonderful book, and students are sure to utter the familiar request, 'Have you got another one like this one?'"--"School Library Journal", starred review

"A splendid successor to "Brown Bear"."--"Publishers Weekly"


Teachers will smile with delight when they see this wonderful book, and students are sure to utter the familiar request, 'Have you got another one like this one?' "School Library Journal, starred review"

A splendid successor to "Brown Bear." "Publishers Weekly"" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Format: Paperback
Apparently this book is good for the older child, but our sons are 24 months and 11 months and they both adore it. Reliably, this is the one they will pick up time and time again, and bring it to their long-suffering parents who will then through gritted teeth agree to read it out, making all the appropriate noises (how do you bellow like a walrus or flute like a flamingo, anyway?) until hoarse. The repetition is what it's all about, really. The illustrations are fine though stylised. I do wish that the "boa constrictor" was a generic "snake" as I suspect my children will now grow up thinking all snakes are boa constrictors.
I have given this book 5 stars because that is what it would get from the children. I have to admit that unlike the Dr Seuss books, which I never tire of reading again and again, I do get heartily sick of the sight of this one. Having said that, it is not full of all-white or all-male characters (by which I mean animals which are 'he') in the manner of so many children's books.
Your children will love it. You have been warned...
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Format: Paperback
We sing the lines to this wonderful book. We make the sounds of the animals, and although we have read the book so many times the pages are worn, the kids do not mind. I have just as much fun as they do reading this wonderful book that teaches colors, names of animals, and more!
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Format: Board book
We got the board book version of this book out of the library for our nearly two year old, and she loves it! The illustrations are fun and colourful, and the story is simple with easy rhymes and repetition. A perfect book to read aloud at the end of the day.
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The artwork in this book is good, in the usual Eric Carle style. Some of the animals are quite exotic, so for some of them (flamingo and peacock) it is quite difficult to figure out what sort of noise they make. The flow to the book also seems a little off on occasion when you're reading out loud (boa constrictor and hippopotamus are too long to fit properly). Brown Bear, Brown Bear is a better book, but this does introduce some more exotic animals.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This storybook was the ideal inspiration to follow up from Brown Bear,Brown Bear, What Do You See? The children had already enjoyed and absorbed the Brown Bear theme and followed the order of characters and structure of the story accurately. It was brilliant to see how well they remembered the colours, features and vocabulary. This book also didn't fail to excite, spark and ignite the children's fascination with other wildlife, it allowed them to explore more aspects of the world through the use of their senses and allowed shy children to become more talkative when discussing who there favourite characters were and why.
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Format: Paperback
... to start with. These days you expect a high level of realism and 3D depth in illustration, perhaps perfected with a sophisticated graphics package. So when we got Brown Bear, Brown Bear, I must say I didn't like the illustration and the text seemed repetitive. But actually, the repetitive simple rhyme that runs thought this book, and similarly in the Brown Bear book, is perfect for young children from 1 until about 6. They love it. We had to read Brown Bear most days for two years! Now we have Polar Bear, Polar Bear to continue with and actually I loved reading these books and so does my daughter. She loved the illustrations and I realised that they are indeed perfect for children, because they understand them to be artist impressions. They look like a child's collage, but a perfect child's collage. Something that a child can aspire to achieve. The bold shapes and colours are exciting for children and they want to explore the pictures, identifying each animals features and also thinking about how the collage could be drawn, cut and stuck together.

With the question to each animal, "what to you hear?" (as oppose to "what do you see?" in Brown Bear), this book further encourages the child's imagination and understanding of animals as creatures that see and hear as we can. This book has some wonderful illustrations of animals that a child may also get to see at a zoo or wildlife park (as oppose to some of the fictitious ones like the blue horse and purple cat in Brown Bear).

Another great book teaching sounds, colours, animals and encouraging artist thought.
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Lovely book, my 2 year old girl loves it. We also have 'Brown Bear, Brown bear what do you see?' which I prefer because it is much simpler & teaches the colours aswell. In this book a snake is called a boa constrictor - hardly a name that a 2 year kid needs to know! Also it is difficult to make all the sounds effects but overall a good book with repetitive language. Would recommend
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Format: Board book Verified Purchase
Clear, visually stimulating pictures and excellent patterned, rich text. It has a lovely momentum and opportunities for putting on silly voices, which makes it great to read aloud. It is structured to encourage interaction. :)
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