Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (0000805047903): Bill Martin Jr., Eric Carle: Books

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The Beginnings of Brown Bear

On a train trip in 1966, the title expression Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? popped into Bill Martin Jr.'s head. Later on, he detected an illustration of a red lobster in a magazine and also called the maker, Eric Carle, to ask if he would certainly show his poem. So began Eric Carle's career as a children's book illustrator– together with a life-long collaborative relationship with Bill Martin Jr. Ever since, Brown Bear as well as the three friend titles, Polar Bear, Panda Bear, as well as Baby Bear, have gone on to market numerous copies worldwide.

The Bear books are a social site as well as an essential milestone in lots of youngsters's reading lives. As well as lots of adults today bear in mind reviewing the Bear books themselves as well as the experience of reviewing them for the very first time to their own youngsters. Whether in a photo book or a visitor, as well as now in eBook as well as sound, the very same bold graphics and also repetitive, balanced text have actually really stood the examination of time.

Throughout Eric Carle's profession, he has revealed an unshakeable dedication to imaginative stability and also a commitment making art obtainable to kids. His skillfully developed and perfectly provided collection art is admired by fellow musicians, coworkers and also fans in equal step. As well as in 2002, with his better half Barbara, Eric established The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts, the very first museum of its kind in the United States.

— Laura Godwin, Vice President and Publisher, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers

A Question for Eric Carle

Prior to the Bear books, you operated in marketing but had not yet created a youngsters's book. What went through your mind when you first spoke with author Bill Martin Jr. about the Brown Bear manuscript? What made you wish to illustrate it?

Eric Carle: At that factor I was doing work-for-hire and also I was very delighted to have the possibility to do something various. I experienced the manuscript as well as could see in my mind pictures of brilliant vivid pets, huge and vibrant and also straightforward like in posters. I was really able to end up the art for this book as well as provide it in one weekend break. The entire procedure felt right and also I was extremely excited by the possibility to deal with the book with Bill, which truly transformed my life and set me on real program in my career.

Eric Carle at the workplace in his workshop, Northampton, MA

Sketches of Mama Bear for Baby Bear

Eric Carle, holding a sketch from Baby Bear

Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 – 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten
  • Lexile Measure: 440L
  • Series: Brown Bear and Friends
  • Board book: 26 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); 2 edition (September 15, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805047905
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805047905
  • Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 0.6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces


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