Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle
Reading level: Baby-Preschool
Board book: 32 pages
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); Brdbk edition (September 15, 1996)
For this week's Baby/Toddler/Preschool selection, I'm bringing you a favorite in our house. Well, anything by Eric Carle seems to be a favorite in our house. My daughter is fascinated by his colorful tissue paper collages and loves to touch (smack) the illustrations.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? features full spreads of colorful animals with the repetitive text:
"Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? I see a red bird looking at me.This repetition lets kids know what to expect, and soon they'll be "reading" along themselves. They'll also laugh at the idea of a purple cat and a blue horse. The white dog in the book looks enough like our own white dog to keep my daughter flipping to the page in the book and staring first at it and then at odog.
Red Bird, Red Bird, What Do You See? I see a yellow duck looking at me."
This book is great for babies who are just starting to recognize colors and shapes, and it's a great book to introduce toddlers and preschoolers to color words and animal words.
Check out this site for a variety of great activities you do with the book.
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