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Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr.
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Jul 30, 2009

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The key to reading this one out loud is getting into character as the animals. You've got to roar like a lion, growl like a polar Bear and hiss like a Boa Constricter. You've got to commit, go Old school Stanislavski like a young Brando. Be the frigging snake. Be the Bear. little Ones Dig it. And when you are phoning in the performance they will know that too. THEY WILL MAKE YOU PAY. So don't phone it in.

I think one key to Carle's success is his his wonderfully inventive and eye-pleasing palette. Dude has a purple walrus here and a Blue Hippo. Man, I dig that. I could eyeball those two pages until Kingdom Come. What is it in my heart, that responds so to a Purple Walrus? Crazy, man.
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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

You should put together a cool daddio guide to raisin' kids for all the hep cats...

I love the illustration on the cover of this...

Jackie "the Librarian" So, you didn't think was too derivative of Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?

message 3: by D. (last edited Jul 30, 2009 04:15PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

D. Pow You know, it sounds silly but I've never read Brown Bear. I soon will, I suspect...

message 4: by brian (last edited Jul 30, 2009 05:17PM) (new)

brian   david's SO RIGHT! your 'voice' in your kids book reviews makes me crap my pants!
you should write a cooooool kids book!

message 5: by D. (new) - rated it 3 stars

D. Pow Thanks, Gott.

message 6: by Matthieu (new)

Matthieu This was a childhood favourite. That purple walrus is definitely a sight to behold.

message 7: by Brad (last edited Jul 01, 2011 10:10AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Brad The purple walrus? Isn't that what John looked like after Yoko beat him in the Chelsea hotel?

message 8: by D. (new) - rated it 3 stars

D. Pow Ha! Yoko wore the pants I think.

I think John saw many purple Walruses in the summer of '67.

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