Synopses & Reviews
The author and illustrator team behind the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? turn their extraordinary talents to the theme of animal conservation.
Thirty-five years after their first groundbreaking collaboration, the creators of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? reunite to address the important topic of animal conservation. A Bald Eagle soars, a Spider Monkey swings, a Macaroni Penguin struts, and a Red Wolf sneaks through Bill Martin Jr's rhythmic text and Eric Carle's vibrant images, and all are watched over by our best hope for the future-a dreaming child.
"Another standout from the creators of a line of perennial favorites." --Publishers Weekly, starred
"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
“These would be a great gift for an Eric Carle fan. Even as an adult, I like reading the books.” - Mogul Baby
About the Author
Bill Martin Jr
, a former elementary-school principal, and now a teacher, writer, and poet, holds 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?
; and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
, are a testament to his ability to speak directly to children. Born and raised in Kansas, Mr. Martin now makes his home in Texas.
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.
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