Bill Martin Jr. / Eric Carle Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Last updated: June 18, 2019


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In our analysis of 99 expert reviews, the Bill Martin Jr. / Eric Carle Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? placed 11th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

BILL MARTIN JR (1916-2004) was an elementary-school principal, teacher, writer and poet, with doctorate in early childhood education. In addition to the beloved Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Martin’s books include Listen to the Rain and Knots on a Counting Rope. ERIC CARLE is one of America’s leading children’s book illustrators. His work has won many awards and been published in more than a dozen countries around the world. He is author and illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar .

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

The font is a simple, black font; the question appears on the left hand page of each spread, and the response on the right. The rhythm of the book is comfortably repetitive, so children know what to expect on each spread. There is a board book version available that is perfect for the tiniest hands.
Tilly will bring it to me and I’ll read it to her. Then we close the last page and she hands it to me again with those imploring eyes, as if to say, ‘What are you waiting for? Again, Mummy! Again!’ And so I read it again. And again. And I won’t say no to her when it comes to reading aloud because I’m glad that she likes books and stories and will actually bring me books to read to her but bloody hell… Brown Bear, *again*? At least it *is* a fun one to read aloud, and I do love the signature Eric Carle illustrations.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin Jr. and illustrated by Eric Carle is a classic book for young readers. The repetitive (not rhyming) text is what makes the book easy for little ones to memorize. The book introduces the very young to animal names and color words. The simple, repetitive text encourages even the youngest of readers to chime in. An excellent choice and a must have in your child's library.
When I first saw this book, I was taken by all of the pretty colors, animals, and repetitive text. The colors stand out against the white background and make the book visually appealing. Animals are a fun topic for almost all children. The repetitive text is great for helping little ones to gain confidence with reading.
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