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Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
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Title: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Author: Eric Carle
Illustrator: Bill, Jr. Martin
Illustrations: collage illustrations
Age Range: Baby - School Age
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 have
earned him a prominent place in the children's book hall of fame.
Book Review by Emilie Coulter