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Brown Bear & Friends (Bill Martin's Bears #1-3)

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Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle's classic Bear books have been a hit with children for many generations, and have sold more than eleven million copies. This wonderful compilation CD brings together the beloved first three Bear books—Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?; and Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?—and includes t ...more
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Published April 1st 2008 by Macmillan Young Listeners (first published September 1st 2003)
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Miss Pippi the Librarian
Brown Bear & Friends features the four wildly popular bear stories by Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle. I would recommend reading the books and enjoying the vibrant illustrations before listening to these audiobooks. This compilation is read by Gwyneth Paltrow.

According to the back cover description, the audiobook only includes four picture books. The listener is in for a few surprises! After Gwyneth Paltrow shares her versions of Brown Bear, Polar Bear, Panda Bear and Baby Bear, Adriana Sanane
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Joanna
Sep 15, 2012 Joanna rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Brown Bear & Friends includes 4 of Bill Martin Jr./Eric Carle's books read by Gwynerh Paltrow, as well as an interview with the authors. The books all follow the same repeating format (_____, _____, what do you see/hear?) as they encounter animals in different experiences on every page.

Although I enjoyed the books, I did not enjoy the experience of listening to them on CD. The pacing is much too slow and without the illustrations the stories are repetitive and boring.

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Amber
Dec 06, 2009 Amber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a cute story with a good rhythm. It’s cute, simple, and has the potential to be interactive, especially in a classroom. This book provides the opportunity for children to learn about animals and imitate them.
Will Swann
Jul 28, 2008 Will Swann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A frequent standby for Webb. Any of the three will join daily reading time without boredom. D got the CD with narration by G Paltrow and Webb can keep up with it independently - his first books on tape experience!
Jeannie Parker
Jan 19, 2010 Jeannie Parker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These books are repetitive and flow so that children can easy recite the book. These books could be helpful when teaching about different animals.
Lcj50
Sep 13, 2008 Lcj50 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book introduces the opportunity for discussing several different animals and their environments
Randi
Aug 11, 2008 Randi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Excellent children's books. Very repetitious which kids love.
Jennifer
Aug 20, 2008 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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These are my son's favorit books. He can almost say them by heart.
Sara
Jul 11, 2008 Sara is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Reading on a daily basis because they are Andrew's faves.
Angie Cagle
Jul 11, 2008 Angie Cagle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Brown Bear is William's all time favorite book!!!!
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Bill Martin, Jr. (1916-2004) was an elementary-school principal, teacher, writer, and poet. His more than 300 books, among them the bestselling classics Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See; Polar Bear Polar Bear What Do You Hear; Panda Bear Panda Bear What Do You See; and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, are a testament to his ability to speak directly to children. Martin held a doctoral degree in early ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Bill Martin's Bears (4 books)
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
  • Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
  • Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
  • Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?

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