Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
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Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  20,481 ratings  ·  165 reviews

The publication of Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What DoYou See?and Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? completes the bear book beginning reader series. Now, children can read allfour books on their own in thisspecial format.

With the important pre-reading concepts of rhyme, rhythm, and repetition, these picture books have long been used as beginning readers.The new6 x 9 tri

Hardcover, 40 pages
Published January 18th 2011 by Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks (first published August 1st 2003)
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Eric Carle cheapens what once was the great Bear franchise with this egregious piece of dung. After the lyrical, almost mystical revelation that was "Brown Bear, Brown Bear," let's hope this woeful follow-up is relegated to the ashheep of history and Carle is put to death for his heinous crime. Panda Bear, Panda Bear, you know what I see? I see a grotesque exploitation of little children and a soulless money-making machine that needs to be dismantled by anyone who cares about children's literatu...more
There are lots of wiggle and stretch opportunities for children in this book, so in our story time we all stood up as we opened to the first page.

Panda sees a bald eagle (everyone flap wings, being careful not to bump any friends).
Eagle sees a water buffalo (everyone run in place, as if "charging").
Buffalo sees a spider monkey (everyone wave arms as if "swinging").
Monkey sees a green sea turtle (everyone paddle flippers).
Turtle sees a macaroni penguin (everyone strut in place--Charlie Chaplin st...more
Anna Harris
I read this book with my Reception class during SEB as one of their core texts for the year, and the children were completely enthralled by it. The story is very repetitive, which was good for the children as they were able to join in with these parts of the story - it became really interactive for them. They also listened intently to the less repetitive parts to find out what each animal could see. This book worked really effectively as an educational text due to the wide range of vocabulary th...more
Basic Plot: Animals in the wild.

This book was identical in structure to Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?, also by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle. Carle's colorful, distinct artwork accompanies a simple, repetitive question-response format that my little guy really loves. The only trick was getting him to say "see" instead of "hear" like he did in the other book. As before also, I wasn't terribly into it, but he was, and that's the important thing with these stories. To see him get invol...more
Aleha Begum
Children learn about ten of the world's endangered animals and the animals is portrayed in eye catching collages and the book ends with a child sleeping dreaming that one day all animals will be wild and free. The children will chant the rhythmic words; make the sounds the animals make and role play the animals. Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle are brilliant in children's education and children's illustrations and this is a great book for children in KS1 and can be used in a creative way within th...more
Salima Sikandar
This book is about very interesting content about the animals and their sound. It has a lot of rhyming structure which is very good for the children for the memorization. This book is full of new vocabulary about animals and their sound. Colors are so bright and attractive. In my opinion this can be read so many times and every time i read this book with my children they love it and take great interest and they make sounds like that.

About the Author:
This book is written by Eric Carle. Eric Carle...more
Sabrina Henry
This book is very much like "Brown Brown Bear What Do You See?". I liked the repetition which is easy for children to follow. I also liked the introduction of animals that are not very common. The only thing I didn't enjoy was the story line because it is very close to the original. The illustrations were awesome too.

Children usually like Eric Carle's creations, so I'll recommend one be in each classroom of young children as well as home.
Jessie Jang
I like this book because of the different sounds the polar hears and different types of animals that are in the book. Also there is sequencing in the book. I like it because it has a repetitive line.

Bill Martin Jr.
He was an educator publishing executive and author of more than 300 children's books. He did not learn to read until he was in college. His writing process is him talking he talks a story through many times to see if he is saying what he means. Brown Bear was sort of a watershed for hi...more
Jack Kirby and the X-man
I wasn't a fan of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, but I thought I'd investigate this, the third in the trilogy.

Yes, endangered species are an important issue, and raising the issue with young kids is important. But. You can't help but think that this was merely a money-grab. If this were truely about endangered species where is the note stating that "100% of the profits from this book will be donated to the World Wildlife Fund". And if they were really serious "this book was printed on...more



2 out of 5

Ease of Reading Text: 5 out of 5
Illustrations: 2 out of 5
Plot: 1 out of 5

A dreaming child sees all kinds of endangered animals.

I love Eric Carle’s books since they are always so cute and almost fun, even now, even though I am an adult. Though, this one of the first ones that I have read where he works with another author. However, this time, instead of Eric Carle of writing this book...more
Bojan Tunguz
Ever since a first-grade teacher friend of mine introduced us to Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? we have been really excited and delighted with these seemingly simple and entertaining little books. We had gone over that book numerous times with our baby boy, and when he started approaching one year of age he *really* got interested in it. So we decided to take a look at some other books in the series, including this one.

The premise of this little book is more or same as that of Brown Be...more
Brittany Messer
The book, "Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?" is another great book Primary children to read on their own. This book is great for kindergartens who are learning to read. Martin does a great job of repeating many of the words throughout the entire book. The text in this book is very simple and easy to follow. Many of the words are names of animals and children can easily guess the word by looking at the picture on the page. There are only a few words on each page which allows beginner read...more
Jessica Judd
Panda Bear, Panda Bear What Do You See? is along the same lines as Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? except with different animals and actions. The animals featured in this book are wild animals such as a water buffalo and a bald eagle. This book is a predictable read-along that students will enjoy taking to a reading corner to read by themselves. This book can also increase student’s vocabulary by introducing animal names that are less common in our area so students may not be familiar wi...more
Library Quine
Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? Is very similar in format to the better known Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see. However, it features endangered animals and would be a simple way of introducing the topic. Like the other book, each animal leads to another, and finally the dreaming child looks at them all, allowing the reader to recap on each of the animals in turn. In Scotland a pair of Panda Bears were recently introduced into Edinburgh Zoo, and this would be nice read to lead in t...more
Christina Mathers
I chose this book because my daughter loves panda bears. The book is about wild life and patterns. Each left page starts off with a repeat of the animal, "Panda Bear, Panda Bear, what do you see?" The animal will then tell you what it sees. When you turn the page it is the animal that was just seen. The colors are wonderful on each page. The children are really into the story because they try to guess what the next animal is. I love the fact that it makes a great read aloud book and an early rea...more
1. The genre of this book is a picture book- concept.
2. This book is about endangered animals. Each animal sees a different animal that leads to the next endangered species.
3. A) illustrations
B) The vibrant colors and size fo these pictures make them fun and happy. Each animal is illustrated over two pages with lots of color and lines for definition and simplicity.
C) On pages 9 and 10 there is a pciture of a sea turtle in the ocean. Carle uses a variety of greens, a little yellow, and some blue...more
Mercedes Biggs
this book is a good book because it has lots of colors and pictures. it also gives the kids the name of each animal and describes the animals actions. i personally think the words were a little to much if a child decides to read this book. by looking at the picture they will know what kind of animal it is but will probabley not understand the adjectives describing the animal.

learning experiences
1. after reading the book to the children i would cut out some pictures of the animals that were in th...more
Another book that presents the text in a simple, rhyming manner; it is also repetitive in it's sentence structure which allows for readers to appreciate the lyrical tone in which you can read it. This is a fun and interactive book for children to read because the children enjoy making the sound affects that belong to each animal on the page. Also, when reading this book to children in the classroom, they basically had this book memorized yet loved to read it--over and over again. I appreciate th...more
Jamie Gorsky
Another one of Bill Martins books that I love I read it to the infants all the time when I turn the pages the children love to see the pictures and actually make the sounds of the animals. The pictures are so lively and colorful this book like his others does not have many words to it. Bill Martin and Eric Carle I feel work very well together. The book even though short rhymes and it is for I believe any age group.

Learning Experience: There is a lot of activities you can do with this book a musi...more
My son received Polar bear, Polar bear, what do you hear? for Christmas year before last and he loved it. I loved all of Eric Carle's works as a child and now love the collaborative work of Bill Martin and Eric Carle. My son picked this out during our biweekly library trip. I like that each new book is full of different animals for animal exposure. I do not think it has been cheapened by doing multiples of the same line. It is a children's book and meant to emphasize with repetition. My son know...more
I read this book to my little sis about a million times we loved it! This book is also a great bedtime story to read to kids! It kind of gives them a push to have good dreams!
I really liked this book. The names of some of the animals used are a bit out there, they aren't names we hear often but I still enjoyed reading it to my daughter.
Whitney Ward
Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? is a book written by Bill Martin Jr. and illustrated by Eric Carle. The illustrations, as always, are beautiful and pleasing to the eye. Carle incorporates bright colors to draw the eye to what is going on in the story. This is a great story that could be used to introduce different types of animals or even different types of vocab words in the classroom. Teachers can have children write their own “What do you see” book or draw their favorite animal. The...more
Best for kids ages 4 and up.
Early Literacy skills: Print Motivation, Vocabulary, Phonological Awareness, Narrative Skills

From cover:
The creators of the children's classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See! team up again in the special book about a very important topic - endangered animals. A bald eagle soars, a spider monkey swings, a macaroni penguin struts, and a red wolf sneaks through Bill Martin Jr's rhythmic text and Eric Carle's vibrant images, and all are watched over by our best h...more
Jason Cantone
Let's be honest. This book is awful. It has no plot, it's beyond repetitive, and ... it's my son's favorite book. He is captured by every page and, at 9 months old, turns all of the pages himself to eagerly get to the next animal time and time again. So 5 stars for him. But he doesn't have a Goodreads account ... yet.

Also, I concur with the other reviewer. If this book is all about animal rights and conservation, where's the note about supporting the World Wildlife Fund or some other group with...more
Abby Huster
Rhymes that children can begin to remember and recite. Could be fun to read in class.
So, I have to admit to librarian blasphemy--I'm not a big Eric Carle fan. For whatever reason, his illustrations just don't really grab me and I don't really get the hype. This book was no exception for me, but man did the babies just LOVE it in story time. The combination of pictures and rhyming text was baby gold. I was practically mobbed by enthralled babies running up to get closer, trying to touch the book, and just generally being incredibly excited by it all. So, whether or not I'm a fan,...more
Fun book!
I enjoyed the circular aspect of this book! The fact that the animals are each looking at another animal, until the reader reaches the last animal that is looking at a child, who is looking at all the animals.
The colors were fun, vivid, and bright reflecting on how fun nature can be.
The page layout was interesting in the fact that each page has the illustration stretching over two pages, a doublespread. Having the pictures of the animals stretch over two pages created the feeling like...more
I have always been a fan of Bill Martin Jr., and Eric Carl. Carl's illustrations are incredible as always. My personal favorite is the water buffalo. This book is very educational to readers, a good book to teach about different animals. These animals are endangered, which is a good way to teach children about what it means to be "endangered" and ways they can prevent animals to become endangered. The format of the book is the same as "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" so this may also excite young reader...more
Orlando JBF
Loved Brown Bear; this one falls a bit short
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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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