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Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? (Bill Martin's Bears #3)

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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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Nov 07, 2011 Jon rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hildy-books
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
Mar 08, 2013 Vivian rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
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
Sep 22, 2015 Jamie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens, gus
This is Gus's favorite book in the world. I've grown to truly hate it.
Jun 14, 2016 SaraLaLa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
This book is similar to Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, but a copy is never as good as the original. The writing doesn't roll off the tongue, but it's nice to see that some obscure/specific (for kids) animals are mentioned. For example: macaroni penguin (as opposed to just penguin) and whooping crane.

My husband HATES this book and refuses to read it to our daughter. She seems to be okay with hearing it, though. I don't care one way or another.
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
Aug 30, 2012 Kat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012, picture-books
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
A wonderful read from my childhood, one I’d certainly suggest for other youngsters. Whilst it is not my all-time favourite childhood read I can still recall all the details of this one meaning it certainly left a lasting impression upon my young mind.

And isn’t that what we want with children’s books, for them to leave a positive lasting impression?
Landon Rotolo-Utz
While I don't think this book is as good as its predecessor I still think this book would be loved by children. It's use of repetition will have kids reading along and acting out the animals from the pages. The illustrations are quite beautiful and done in a style that children will find appealing.

In the classroom this would be great for early learners. I'd use this in a read aloud for kindergarteners or first graders. The use of animals will engage the students and could be a perfect opportuni
Aleha Begum
May 14, 2012 Aleha Begum rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Katie DeBrisco
Feb 15, 2016 Katie DeBrisco rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Title: Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What do you See?
Author: Bill Martin Jr.
Illustrator: Eric Carle
Genre: Predictable book (repeated/pattern phrase)
Theme (s): Rhymes, endangered animals
Opening line/sentence: “ Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What do you See? I see a bald eagle soaring by me.”
Brief Book Summary: Martin and Carle are back at it again with another fantastic rhyming children’s book that addresses the important topic of animal conservation. Many endangered animals make their appearance as they c
MaryMargaret Kelly
Beginning To Read

This book is so cute. I've read many books like this before and i think they are really fun and I've noticed young kids and students really enjoy them.

For young students this is a book they can have in their centers area and pick up to read on their own. The words are simple and repetitive. It's also a great book to introduce conversations to students. Each animal is conversing about what they see and so students can recognize that and have a conversation with one of their class
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
Katie Farver
In Panda Bear, Panda Bear What Do You See? author Bill Martin uses repetitive text to engage the audience in a story that briefly introduces several different types of endangered animals. Some of the animals featured within the story include a macaroni penguin, black panther, sea turtle, a panda bear of course, and many more. Illustrator Eric Carle also helped to engage the audience with his beautiful, colorful illustrations. This book is a great way to introduce readers to the idea of conservat ...more
Personal Response- I thought the book was really cute because of the fun/colorful illustrations that take up the entire page. Repetition made the book easy to follow, while introducing names of animals that are not as common to young children. The end of the story was interesting because it shows all of the animals that were talked about. This is a great resource to practice memorization and to try and remember every animal mentioned in sequence without looking at the page and see if you can get ...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.
Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. has a repetitive rhythm that goes through the different animals and how they get around. Some examples of this would be swinging and swimming. The story ends with the animals being relisted, for further repetition. The repetition is helpful to new readers, for them to be able to learn the words that are repeated so often. I also read Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr ...more
Brittany Grant
May 27, 2015 Brittany Grant rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My 18 month old likes this book even though I feel like it is Eric Carle selling out. Of course, endangered species are a great clause. But the original Brown Bear had such a rhythmical feel to it and this is tough. "Macaroni Pengiun, Macaroni Penguin What Do You Hear?" .... I mean, come on.
Jessie Jang
Apr 01, 2014 Jessie Jang rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 11, 2014 Russell rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
What artificially constructed biodome or colonization ship are these animals all on that they can see each other? I suspect the Dreaming Child is some sort of artificial intelligence responsible for the ship, or a cryogenically frozen colonist waiting to land on a distant planet. Though if it's the latter, why is the human child frozen while the animals are awake in their respective terrain capsules? It just doesn't add up. I'm not demanding a Larry Niven level of attention to the science involv ...more
This book follows the format of "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See?" but this time focuses on endangered animals, with a brief note at the beginning about the need to protect these animals and ways to help. Like the companion book, this book is great for early readers and teachers/parents of early readers, although more challenging than "Brown Bear..." do to its focus and the words used to describe the animals. Also, like the companion book I think it would make a good connection to observ ...more
Sep 06, 2014 Nick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
After my little daughter started to go to this duo's Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? more often, I decided to check out one of the next books in the series to see if she would like it equally. After a few readings, she certainly does. What makes these books such a hit with the little ones is the simple, repetitive cadence they feature, something of a must to hold a one-year old's attention, and Carle's legendary artwork, that knows exactly what it is, and doesn't try to do much more. It ...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



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
Bojan Tunguz
Aug 31, 2013 Bojan Tunguz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Sarah (Books Before Bandaids)
Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?, written by Bill Martin Jr. and illustrated by Eric Carle, is another book to use with younger readers in the Bears series. It has repetitive text that highlights ten different endangered animals and the way the animal moves, for example a charging water buffalo. The end shows a dreaming child watching over the ten endangered animals as they are all wild and free. This book inspires more learning about the endangered animals in the book.
Say this outloud:

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see?
I see a Red Bird looking at me.

Charming right? Lyrical, easy to read, fun for children to listen to.

Now try this:

Macaroni Penguin, Macaroni Penguin, what do you see?
I see a sea lion splashing by me.

The irony of children's books is that the better they are, the better they have to be, because you will need to read it aloud thousands of times.

Some books are a pleasure to read, even for the 868th time, including the original Brown Bear. T
Brittany Messer
Nov 05, 2012 Brittany Messer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 08, 2011 Jessica Judd rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Gabriela Cano
This book is a good transitional book for children who want to start reading more, the only problem I saw with it was that it was quite big and children would have a hard time holding in their hands to read on their own. I might use this book as a read a loud while having and illustrator study with Eric Carle, and then children can later read on their own if they really enjoyed the book. The language is quite simple, except for the animal names that might be a little hard for children.
Sep 21, 2014 Joy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I wish I could say I liked this book, but I rarely read it to my daughters because it is so complicated. It does not flow well at all compared to Brown Bear, Brown Bear. The names of the animals are very complicated so I think it is hard for my language-challenged daughters to follow. Also, the end is kind of preachy.
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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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