Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? - book cover
Early Learning
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); 25th Anniversary edition
  • Published : 15 Sep 1996
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN-10 : 0805047905
  • ISBN-13 : 9780805047905
  • Language : English

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck--all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle's flat, boldly colored collages. Combined with Bill Martin's singsong text, they create unforgettable images of these endearing animals.

Editorial Reviews

"To celebrate this beloved book's 25th birthday, Eric Carle has energized his original artwork, providing bold, fresh colors and his now familiar menagerie." ―Publishers Weekly

"The contemporary classic . . . perfect for sharing with a group of preschoolers." ―The Horn Book Guide

"A picture book full of rhyme and repetition that will appeal to preschoolers. Carle's large collages bursting with color are perfect for the text." ―Booklist

Readers Top Reviews

EveAshleyMusings by
Its hard to find books newborns and infants... They wont really pay attention to many books, and I have PLENTY that I have tried. I started reading this to my son starting at 1-2 months and he has loved it! He is now 7 months and loves it too! Its short, sweet, and has a cute rhythm to it (does not rhyme). The pictures are vibrant enough to catch his attention and not overly cluttered. There is just one animal on each page and babies love that... Clear outline of an animal. I have other books with seemingly pretty illustrations that are bright and colorful but my son could care less about those. I highly recommend this book and even buy it as gifts for new moms! It is a classic for every nursery. Also, I want to note that I dont get sick of reading it over and over...
I have always been a fan of anything Eric Carle, and this was no exception. I haven't read as much of Bill Martin Jr.'s writings, but what I have read I enjoyed. I can remember reading this book to my younger brother when he was little, and now I get to do the same with my son. The illustrations are so unique and eye catching. I really like this book because it also helps teaching the names of many types of animals. It is a good length for a quick story, but long enough that you may not have to read more than one. The phrases is this book flow nicely, and always make my son smile. If you are just starting to find books for you little one, this is a good choice, as well as 
Lucky Jane
This wonderful book with colorful pictures will make a reader out of most children. You read the book with the child a couple of times. Next thing you know the child is reading the book. In the back are some basic comprehension exercises. These tasks assure you that your child can read and does not have the book memorized. Instead the child knows the names of the individual words.
Ashley R
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.
This is one of our favorite books. We have printed out pictures of each of the animals in the book, laminated them, and then hide them in my 3 year old's bedroom with a removable tacky putty. I move them around as she remembers where they are, but as we read the book, I ask her to find the animals. I also made her binoculars by putting colored paper around two toilet paper rolls that I hot glued together and attached a string at one end to go around her neck, when monitored. She loves it and it makes the book and story that much more enjoyable. The hard board book is very durable and great!