Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A Few More Titles For "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" Fans

Tomorrow is library day!  Which means a) we will be getting an armload of new books, and b) I need to return all of the books that I have been procrastinating posting about here.  Here are two that I am considering buying after we return them:


* Note: if you click through the links in this post to Amazon.com, you will see that these books are not currently available there.  This is due to the standoff between Amazon and publisher MacMillan over the price of Kindle books, which has resulted in Amazon pulling books from their store.  Hopefully this will be resolved shortly.

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? (Board book), by Bill Martin Jr..  Bill Martin Jr. / Eric Carle take on animal sounds in this fun companion to Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Excerpt:
"Hippopotamus, Hippopotamus, what do you hear? / I hear a flamingo fluting in my ear."
Bookworm's interest at 2 years, 2 months: He loves it, especially the last page, which summarizes all of the previously introduced animals.


Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? (Board book), by Bill Jr Martin.  A baby bear begins the pattern in this one, and the last animal in the chain is a Mama Bear.  Unlike "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See," this book does not focus on color.
Excerpt:
"Striped Skunk, Striped Skunk, what do you see? / I see a mule deer running by me."
Bookworm's interest at 2 years, 2 months: He loves this one too.  I'm debating whether to pick up copies of this one and "Polar Bear, Polar Bear," because he really enjoys them. 

If you like these two, you'll of course also want to check out these two, both of which we own:

Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? Board Book (Once Upon A Sign)Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? Board Book









Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?









Question:
We have only read the board book versions of these.  Have you read the full length versions?  Do you know how they differ?  Do your kids enjoy these books also?

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4 comments:

Playing by the book said...

These are all loved in our household! We've got either hardback or paperback versions, and I don't know how/if they differ from the board book versions. Do you know about these Eric Carle postcards:
http://www.carlemuseum.org/Shop/Stickers_Stationery/Postcards_Sets/Classroom_Sets
I've been coveting them for a while (naughty I know...!)

Ticia said...

I think our favorites here were the polar bear one, that's the one at the zoo right?
I haven't seen the board book versions, but I'm not sure if there's any difference in length. At least for Brown Bear there isn't.

Raising a Happy Child said...

We loved Polar Bear too, especially because of vocabulary expansion. You don't hear "braying" or "fluting" normally, do you? As far as I know, the difference is only in the format, not in text. And I totally agree with you on the library returns - somehow we just tend to accumulate more and more library books lately.

Amber said...

We have both versions (board book and paperback/hard cover) of these books and there is no difference in illustration or wording. They are some of our favorites too!