If there’s one author of children’s books that everyone remembers, it’s Eric Carle. Loved by parents and children everywhere and so many titles and awards under his belt, it’s no small wonder that people can easily picture the covers of their favorite Eric Carle books. His collage artwork is brightly painted with all colors of the rainbow and put skillfully put together in ways that children will remember for years to come. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? is one of the most unforgettable creations of Eric Carle and Bill Martin Jr. Martin uses simple words to create simple rhymes that help children read even as they learn to recognize colors.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? starts with the famous brown bear, each page leads from one animal to another as they see each other; a blue horse sees a green frog, a purple cat sees a white dog, all the way until a teacher and students arrive at the end of the book. You never know what the animal sees until you turn the page, creating a fun sense of suspense for young children. Board books for ages 1-3 make it easy for small hands to hold the book and point at images while larger hardcover books are available for ages 4-8. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? is a book kids will want to read over and over again, if only to enjoy the magic of seeing unusually colored animals like purple cats and blue horses.