Synopses & Reviews
The publication of Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? and Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? completes the bear book beginning reader series. Now, children can read all four books on their own in this special format.
With the important pre-reading concepts of rhyme, rhythm, and repetition, these picture books have long been used as beginning readers. The new 6 x 9 trim and classic beginning reader layout create a more “grown up” version to read by themselves.
Complete with a letter from master educator Laura Robb, and with fun reading activities added, these new versions of Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? and Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? are certain to appeal to a new age group and find an even wider audience.Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? is a 2004 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
"Another standout from the creators of a line of perennial favorites."--Publishers Weekly, starred review "Even after more than 35 years, [Carle's] style still radiates the same remarkable elemental beauty." --The New York Times Book Review "Carle's trademark paint and cut-out style and Martin's rhythmic and repetitive text full of animal observations engages little ones and keeps them turning the pages." --San Francisco Chronicle “Carles use of negative space and of sculptural line conveys not only the essence of each animal but also the energy of its movement. A fine read-aloud with a subtle, yet clear, message."--Booklist “The bright collage images and lilting language bring the animals to life on the page.”--School Library Journal
About the Author
Bill Martin Jr, an elementary-school principal, teacher, writer, and poet, held a doctoral degree in early childhood education. His many 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. Eric Carle was born in the United States, but spent his early years in Stuttgart, Germany. His many innovative books have earned him a place in the canon of classic children's literature. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? was the first book he illustrated; he then went on to write and illustrate The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Busy Spider, and The Very Quiet Cricket, as well as many other books for children. Mr. Carle works in a studio near his home in western Massachusetts. www.carlemuseum.org