Synopses & Reviews
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
is the companion book to the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin's simple, rhythmic text invites young listeners to chant along with the sounds of the animals in the zoo, from braying zebras to trumpeting elephants. Eric Carle's vibrant and imaginative illustrations are the perfect match for the playful text, keeping children enthralled reading after reading.
This new Spanish translation brings Bill Martin and Eric Carle's book to a whole new audience. Spanish-speaking and bilingual children will now be able to share the joy and magic of the delightful Polar Bear and his friends at the zoo.
"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 "Carle's characteristically inventive, jewel-toned artwork forms a seamless succession of images that fairly leap off the pages, and educator Martin, ever tuned in to what children like best, has assembled a thoroughly rowdy menagerie.... A visually and aurally splashy work, this is a splendid successor to Brown Bear , one that no fan of that popular bruin will want to be without."--Publishers Weekly
This classic of children's literature, now available in a sturdy board book format, allows Spanish-speaking and bilingual children to share the magic of Polar Bear and his friends. Full-color illustrations.
About the Author
Bill Martin, Jr.
(1916-2004) was an elementary-school principal, teacher, writer, and poet. His more than 300 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. Martin held a doctoral degree in early childhood education. Born in Kansas, he worked as an elementary-school principal in Chicago before moving to New York City, where he worked in publishing developing innovative reading programs for schools. After several years, he devoted himself full-time to writing his childrens books. He lived in New York until 1993, when he moved to Texas. He lived in the east Texas woods, near the town of Commerce, until he passed away in 2004. Eric Carle
is one of America's leading children's book illustrators. In addition to the classic children's books he created with Bill Martin, Jr., he is author and illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar