Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? - Eric Carle & Bill Martin new board book
POLAR BEAR, POLAR BEAR, What do you hear?
by BILL MARTIN Jr, pictures by ERIC CARLE
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new board book, 28 pages. Measures 13 x 18 cm.
Young children are introduced to the wonderful world of sound in this brightly illustrated companion board book to Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Zoo animals from polar bear to walrus make their distinctive sounds for each other, while children imitate the sounds for the zookeeper
What will you hear when you read this book to a preschool child? Lots of noise!
Children will chant the rhythmic words. They'll make the sounds the animals make. And they'll pretend to be the zoo animals featured in the book - take a look at the last page!
Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle are two of the most respected names in children's education and children's illustrations. This collaboration, their first since the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (published more than thirty years ago and still a best-seller) shows two masters at their best.
About the author and illustrator
Bill Martin Jr ( 1916-2004 ) was "America's favorite children's author." He wrote for almost 60 years. His first book, The Little Squeegy Bug - The Story of the Firefly, was published in 1945. He was the author of the classic text Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do you See?, which was illustrated by his dear friend Eric Carle, as well as more than 300 other books for children.
Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world and has been translated into more than 25 languages and sold over twelve million copies. Since the Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than sixty books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote.
Eric Carle's art is distinctive and instantly recognizable. His art work is created in collage technique, using hand-painted papers, which he cuts and layers to form bright and cheerful images. Many of his books have an added dimension - die-cut pages, twinkling lights as in The Very Lonely Firefly, even the lifelike sound of a cricket's song as in The Very Quiet Cricket - giving them a playful quality: a toy that can be read, and in the case of The Very Busy Spider, a book that can be touched. Children also enjoy working in collage and many send him pictures they have made themselves, inspired by his illustrations. He receives hundreds of letters each week from his young admirers. The secret of Eric Carle's books' appeal lies in his intuitive understanding of and respect for children, who sense in him instinctively someone who shares their most cherished thoughts and emotions.
Eric Carle has two grown-up children, a son and a daughter. With his wife Barbara, he lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
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Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle
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