I See the Classic Kids’ Book
- What: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
- When: 6 months to 6 years
- Why: Colorful, easy to read, lots of versions
- Where: Amazon
If you don’t have a copy of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. in your child’s library, get a copy of this classic tale that will last for ages.
Brown Bear makes a great book for reading to young kids, who will delight in the illustrations of Eric Carle and the repeating word structure. With one question and one answer per page, it provides the repetition children enjoy. Young kids can learn their colors with the bright animals inside the pages. Older kids can practice their burgeoning reading skills with the words that repeat on each page, only switching out the words for each color and the type of animal.
This classic title comes in both a picture book as well as a board book. My kids loved it so much we even sprung for the slide the flaps book, which I highly recommend as long as you don’t mind that it cuts off the last few pages of the original story. The tale also comes in a noisy book, so kids can push the buttons to hear the animal sounds.
If you love Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? you can also get the accompanying books, Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? Board Book and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? My First Reader as well as Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? Each one of these books offers the same mesmerizing illustrations by Eric Carle, famous for The Very Hungry Caterpillar and many more classic children’s books.
No matter which version you choose, you can’t go wrong with these animal delights.