Kids on Fire: Eric Carle’s Brown Bear & Friends Picture Book Series


Kids who love Eric Carle’s wonderful collage artwork in such classic bestsellers as The Very Hungry Caterpillar (sadly, not available in Kindle format) are sure to enjoy his Brown Bear & Friends series.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (5/5 stars, currently priced at $5.76)

A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck– all parade across the pages of this delightful book.

Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle’s flat, boldly colored collages. Combined with Bill Martin’s singsong text, they create unforgettable images of these endearing animals.

 

Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? (5/5 stars, currently priced at $5.95)

Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? is the final collaboration from this bestselling author-illustrator team.

Young readers will enjoy Baby Bear’s quest to find Mama, and they’ll revel in identifying each of the native North American animals that appear along the way. The central focus on the special bond between mother and child makes a fitting finale to a beloved series.

These groundbreaking picture books have been teaching children to read for over forty years, and their consistently strong sales prove their staying power and continued applicability for today’s kids.

A Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection

 

Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $6.79)

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.

Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? is a 2004 Bank Street – Best Children’s Book of the Year.

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $4.17)

What will you hear when you read this book to a preschool child?

Lots of noise!

Children will chant the rhythmic words. They’ll make the sounds the animals make. And they’ll pretend to be the zoo animals featured in the book– look at the last page!

Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle are two of the most respected names in children’s education and children’s illustrations. This collaboration, their first since the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (published more than thirty years ago and still a best-seller) shows two masters at their best.

A Redbook Children’s Picture Book Award winner

The rollicking companion to Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

 

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