Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Brown Bear and Friends) First Edition, Kindle Edition

4.9 out of 5 stars 28,461 ratings
Part of: Brown Bear and Friends (4 Books)
Flip to back Flip to front
Audible Sample Playing... Paused   You are listening to a sample of the Audible narration for this Kindle book.
Learn more
ISBN-13: 978-0805002010
ISBN-10: 0805002014
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Kindle App Ad
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Buy
$8.99
eBook features:
  • Highlight, take notes, and search in the book
  • In this edition, page numbers are just like the physical edition
  • Length: 27 pages
  • Age Level: 2 - 5
  • Grade Level: P - K
  • Part of: Brown Bear and Friends (4 Books)
  • Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download
Sold by: Macmillan
Price set by seller.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Buy for others

Give as a gift or purchase for a team or group.Learn more

Buying and sending eBooks to others

Select quantity
Buy and send eBooks
Recipients can read on any device

Additional gift options are available when buying one eBook at a time.  Learn more

These ebooks can only be redeemed by recipients in the US. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold.

Quantity: 
This item has a maximum order quantity limit.

Yo-Yo Ma: Beginner's Mind
Hear an icon's life story, timeless music, and message. Listen free
click to open popover

Books In This Series (4 Books)

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton
Amazon Business: Make the most of your Amazon Business account with exclusive tools and savings. Login nowAmazon Business : For business-only pricing, quantity discounts and FREE Shipping. Register a free business account

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

The Origins of Brown Bear

On a train ride in 1966, the title phrase Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? popped into Bill Martin Jr.'s head. Later, he spotted an illustration of a red lobster in a magazine and contacted the creator, Eric Carle, to ask if he would illustrate his poem. So began Eric Carle's career as a children's book illustrator--along with a life-long collaborative friendship with Bill Martin Jr. Since then, Brown Bear and the three companion titles, Polar Bear, Panda Bear, and Baby Bear, have gone on to sell millions of copies worldwide.

The Bear books are a cultural landmark and a key milestone in many children's reading lives. And many adults today remember reading the Bear books themselves as well as the experience of reading them for the first time to their own children. Whether in a picture book or a reader, and now in eBook and audio, the same bold graphics and repetitive, rhythmic text have truly stood the test of time.

Throughout Eric Carle's career, he has shown an unshakeable commitment to artistic integrity and a dedication to making art accessible to children. His skillfully designed and beautifully rendered collage art is admired by fellow artists, colleagues and fans in equal measure. And in 2002, with his wife Barbara, Eric founded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts, the first museum of its kind in the United States.

--Laura Godwin, Vice President and Publisher, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers


A Question for Eric Carle

Before the Bear books, you worked in advertising but had not yet created a children's book. What went through your mind when you first heard from author Bill Martin Jr. about the Brown Bear manuscript? What made you want to illustrate it?

Eric Carle: At that point I was doing work-for-hire and I was very pleased to have the chance to do something different. I went through the manuscript and could see in my mind images of bright colorful animals, big and bold and simple like in posters. I was actually able to finish the art for this book and deliver it in one weekend. The whole process felt right and I was very excited by the opportunity to work on the book with Bill, which really changed my life and set me on the true course in my career.

Eric Carle 1

Eric Carle at work in his studio, Northampton, MA

Eric Carle 2

Sketches of Mama Bear for Baby Bear

Eric Carle 3

Eric Carle, holding a sketch from Baby Bear

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

From Booklist

Forty years ago, Martin and a newcomer named Eric Carle launched a cottage industry with their now-beloved classic, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (1967). After narrowing the original book's broad purview in two sequels, Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? (1991), about zoo animals, and Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? (2003), about endangered animals, this third sequel continues the thematic approach with an all-American assemblage and attention paid to the continent's many regions (a mountain goat, a rattlesnake, and a blue heron are among the creatures depicted). Martin's rhythmic text cleaves to the familiar pattern and leads readers from one double-page animal portrait to another, all crisply set against white backgrounds. Adults may appreciate the educational prospects of the North American angle, but the appeal here for the youngest children—as with the book's predecessors—will be in examining the complex, collaged textures within Carle's simple forms and in gleefully anticipating the appearance of each critter in the sequence. Mattson, Jennifer --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • ASIN : B07BZS8RS9
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); First edition (November 15, 2011)
  • Publication date : November 15, 2011
  • Language : English
  • File size : 33378 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Not Enabled
  • Print length : 27 pages
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.9 out of 5 stars 28,461 ratings

Customer reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9 out of 5
28,461 global ratings
5 star
93%
4 star
5%
3 star
1%
2 star 0% (0%) 0%
1 star 0% (0%) 0%
How are ratings calculated?

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on September 6, 2018
Verified Purchase
Customer image
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 month olds favorite book
By Jennifer on September 6, 2018
Let me tell you why my 6 month old son(and we his parents) love this book so much.

For starters, it just flows. Most other baby books are so scattered. You’ll somehow memorize this book after 2-3 times you’ve read it.

Minimal text! And it keeps the same pattern of words but changing the animals out.

It’s colorful!! Big animals on the pages and nothing else.

It’s small and compact and a board book so no papercuts. Plus the quality of this book is nice and thick and holding up nicely after excessive use.

Go ahead and get Polar Bear, Polar Bear, and Panda Bear, Panda Bear while you’re at it.

I’d pay more than we paid for this book- it’s a staplepiece to a babies library.
Images in this review
Customer image Customer image Customer image Customer image Customer image
Customer imageCustomer imageCustomer imageCustomer imageCustomer image
154 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on April 5, 2016
Verified Purchase
135 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2018
Verified Purchase
Customer image
1.0 out of 5 stars Page is UPSIDE DOWN...
By Ashley R on July 28, 2018
Ordered this for my little one who has read his other one so many times its worn.. I opened to the second page and IT IS UPSIDE DOWN.. all of the other pages are in the book correctly. 🤦‍♀️ I attempted to show in the photo that, no I am not holding it upside down, the page its self is upside down.. the rest of the pages are fine.
Images in this review
Customer image Customer image
Customer imageCustomer image
46 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on October 24, 2018
Verified Purchase
33 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on March 23, 2019
Verified Purchase
19 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on December 15, 2016
Verified Purchase
36 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on June 3, 2016
Verified Purchase
38 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on September 21, 2017
Verified Purchase
21 people found this helpful
Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

Musings by Mom
5.0 out of 5 stars Will not go wrong with this book!
Reviewed in India on March 8, 2018
Verified Purchase
Customer image
5.0 out of 5 stars Will not go wrong with this book!
Reviewed in India on March 8, 2018
Eric Carle books are widely read by young children all over the world. Well loved is Brown bear , brown bear..
They make excellent choice for children under age 2.
My toddler loves this book, if it gets picked up by her we end up reading many a times.
The constant repitition makes it more rhythmic for the young ears.
Very small children enjoy repitition in everything be it any kind of work..they would want to do it again n again and
Brown 🐻 bear, uses repitition in every page.
"Brown bear,
Brown bear,
What do you see?

I see a red bird
Looking at me.

Red bird
Red bird
What do you see?

I see a yellow duck
Looking at me

So this goes on
Each two pages has one big bold colourful artwork of animals.
Introduction to some animals and birds and some colours.
Images in this review
Customer image Customer image Customer image Customer image Customer image Customer image Customer image Customer image Customer image Customer image Customer image Customer image Customer image Customer image
Customer imageCustomer imageCustomer imageCustomer imageCustomer imageCustomer imageCustomer imageCustomer imageCustomer imageCustomer imageCustomer imageCustomer imageCustomer imageCustomer image
80 people found this helpful
Report abuse
jessfamilylife
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book for 2-3yr olds.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 23, 2017
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Report abuse
emlep
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 2, 2019
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Stephanie H.
3.0 out of 5 stars Fine
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 14, 2018
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Denise
5.0 out of 5 stars The repetitive wording makes it really easy for her to join in she will say one ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 9, 2017
Verified Purchase
Customer image
5.0 out of 5 stars The repetitive wording makes it really easy for her to join in she will say one ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 9, 2017
My 5 year old daughter loves this book! The repetitive wording makes it really easy for her to join in she will say one part and I say the other super fun and interactive book to read together, and my youngest 20 months loves to point at the animals say what they are make their sound!! Super useful when mama needs to do laundry
Images in this review
Customer image
Customer image
7 people found this helpful
Report abuse