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About Bill Martin
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.
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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 picture book classic, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
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.
A told B,
and B told C,
“I’ll meet you at the
top of the coconut tree”
In this lively alphabet rhyme, all the letters of the alphabet race each other up the coconut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no—Chicka Chicka Boom! Boom!
Countless children—and their parents—can joyfully recite the familiar words of this beloved alphabet chant. Bill Martin, Jr., and John Archambault’s rhythmic text keeps the beat with Caldecott Honor illustrator Lois Ehlert’s bold, cheerful art. This winning combination has made the Chicka Chicka series an enduring classic.
Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle are two of the most respected names in children's education and children's illustrations. This collaboration, Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?, their first since the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (published decades ago and still a bestseller) shows two masters at their best.
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!
A Redbook Children's Picture Book Award winner
The rollicking companion to Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
A told B,
and B told C,
"I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree."
So begins the lively alphabet rhyme that children and their parents love to recite. Martin and Archambault's rhythmic chant and Caldecott Honor artist Lois Ehlert's bold, cheerful art make this rollicking story an ideal companion to Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.
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.
and 2 told 3,
"I'll race you to the top
of the apple tree."
One hundred and one numbers climb the apple tree in this bright, rollicking, joyous book for young children. As the numerals pile up and bumblebees threaten, what's the number that saves the day? (Hint: It rhymes with "hero.") Read and count and play and laugh to learn the surprising answer.
Edición en español del clásico libro ilustrado Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
Thirty-five years after Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle's first groundbreaking collaboration, the creators of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? reunited to address the important topic of animal conservation in Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? Now, very young Spanish-speaking and bilingual children will love having the chance to ask Panda Bear, "¿Qué ves ahí?"
The beloved classic in a Spanish language edition.
Edición en español del clásico libro ilustrado Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?. Bill Martin Jr.'s rhythmic text speaks directly to young children, and Eric Carle's gorgeous illustrations hold children enraptured reading after reading.
With this translation of Oso pardo, oso pardo, ¿qué ves ahí?, Spanish-speaking and bilingual children will now be able to share the magic of the beloved Brown Bear and his friends.
A bilingual English and Spanish board book edition of Bill Martin and Eric Carle's classic picture book Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? / Oso bebé, oso bebé, ¿qué ves ahí?
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 Mama and baby makes a fitting finale to a beloved series.
Oso bebé, oso bebé, ¿qué ves ahí? es la última colaboración del equipo autor-ilustrado más vendido. Los lectores jóvenes disfrutarán la aventura de Oso Bebé en búsqueda de Mamá, y se divertirán identificando cada uno de los animales nativos a Norte América que aparecen en el camino. El enfoque en la conexión especial entre Mamá y bebé hacen de este libro un final perfecto para una serie tan adorada.
Oso polar, Oso polar, ¿qué es ese ruido? es el libro acompañante del clásico Oso pardo, oso pardo, ¿qué ves ahí?
El texto simple y rítmico de Bill Martin Jr. invita a los escuchantes jóvenes a cantar junto a los sonidos de los animales en el zoológico, desde el rebuzno de la cebra hasta el trompar del elefante. El arte brillante e imaginativa de Eric Carle son la pareja perfecta para este texto divertido que mantiene a los niños y las niñas cautivos lectura tras lectura.
Kitty Cat should be getting ready for school, but instead, she’s practicing her purr, looking for her socks, chasing a little mouse, and more. Will Kitty Cat make it out of the house in time for school? Adorable pastel illustrations rendered in watercolor paints and colored pencil bring Kitty Cat so close you’ll want to reach out and touch her!
The author and illustrator of Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up? have donated this book to the Worldreader program.
Readers of all ages have celebrated the work of Bill Martin Jr and Lois Ehlert ever since their first collaboration on Chicka Chicka Boom Boom more than twenty-five years ago. Now these two picture-book geniuses are together again in this dynamic and visually stunning counting-and-natural history picture book that's just perfect for reading aloud--and comes complete with a glossary filled with intriguing information about all of the caterpillar stars!