Sunday, January 22, 2017

What's Next? Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin and Eric Carle

Red Bird, Red Bird,
What do you see?

I see a Yellow Duck,
Looking at me.

For anyone who grew up in the past 50 years or so, Bill Martin's rhyming picture book, done up in several different editions, is likely very familiar as an early step in naming animals and colors, with an introductory reading experience to boot.

But in this day of the "toy and movable book," this classic is back with a brand new wrinkle--a panel on each double-page spread which offers the question in print and slides open to reveal the answer in an easily recognizable picture.

In this newest edition with the timeless and still stunning layered collages of Eric Carle, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?(Priddy Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2016), Brown Bear, Purple Cat, Blue Horse, Black Sheep, and the bespectacled Teacher are all back, this time offering emergent readers the sort of rhythmic, rhyming repetition and prediction skills that makes early reading come easy. In this sturdy interactive board book format this is a board book that all youngsters--from infants just learning to recognize a dog to preschoolers learning colors, and right on to beginning readers--will love to get their hands on.

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