Brown Bear

Brown Bear

Book rating: 04 Board book

By (author) Bill Martin Jr, By (author) Eric Carle

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  • Publisher: Henry Holt & Company Inc
  • Format: Board book | 24 pages
  • Dimensions: 133mm x 184mm x 14mm |
  • Publication date: 2 September 1996
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0805047905
  • ISBN 13: 9780805047905
  • Illustrations note: illustrations
  • Sales rank: 237

Product description

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.

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Author information

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 children's 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."

Customer reviews

By Hani Wahab 23 Oct 2013 5

best book for learning colour, love it

By Natalie PageWeir 06 Feb 2013 5

This is a brilliant book for young children with large colourful illustrations that catch their attention. The verses, although repetitive in nature, teach colours as well as animal names. Being a board book, the pages are easy for children to turn themselves and tough enough to withstand the odd chew!

By Kym Cooper 26 Jan 2012 4

Lovely rhythming book which my son loves. Being a board book, he finds it easy to turn the pages with me.

Review quote

"To celebrate this beloved book's 25th birthday, Eric Carle has energized his original artwork, providing bold, fresh colors and his now familiar menagerie." --"Publishers Weekly" "The contemporary classic . . . perfect for sharing with a group of preschoolers." --"The Horn Book Guide" "A picture book full of rhyme and repetition that will appeal to preschoolers. Carle's large collages bursting with color are perfect for the text."--"Booklist"