Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Book - 1992
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a teacher looking at them.
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 1992
ISBN: 9780805017441
Branch Call Number: FICTION Mar
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Carle, Eric


From Library Staff

Learn your colors and animal names along with Brown Bear.

Children love to learn through repetition. This book encourages them to interact with the story by repeating the lyrical phrase, "Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?" Older toddlers will be "reading" and telling the story quickly and building their narrative skills. Encour... Read More »

What will each animal see next?

Brown bear sees a red bird, yellow duck, green frog, and many more animals! This is a perfect read-aloud, with lyrical repetition that invites frequent rereading.

A simple, repeating rhyming pattern combined with an introduction to colors and animals makes this a classic for the earliest learner.

From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Oct 04, 2016

My 2year old love this book.

Aug 25, 2016

This is a favorite at our house. We substitute Cardinal bird for red bird and Mommy for teacher. I have also made flannel board pieces. My teacher friends loved them.

TSCPL_KyleM Jun 02, 2016

Eric Carle is a master... my kiddo LOVES this one!

Mariangela_S Apr 19, 2016

A classic in Children's literature. Kids love the simple story pattern, colors and animals. After a couple of readings, children can picture read book back to parents.

PimaLib_Kids Mar 31, 2016

It's funny because he sees lots of animals looking back at him. - Joseph, age 7.

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

Accompanied by Eric Carle’s beautiful collage illustrations, children will delight in the colour, the animals, and Bill Martin Jr’s gentle rhyming text.

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

With repetitive phrases and vibrant colours this remains a favorite picture book to share with young children.

Jul 12, 2015

I like reading this book to my little sister.

PimaLib_BeccaB May 08, 2015

Great for child's first book that they can read on their own...until they memorize it!

May 01, 2015

perfect while teaching your kid new words and to be engaged

View All Comments


Add Age Suitability

Sep 02, 2016

Tbery thinks this title is suitable for 3 years and under

TSCPL_KyleM Jun 02, 2016

TSCPL_KyleM thinks this title is suitable for 2 years and over

Jun 14, 2015

blue_penguin_1588 thinks this title is suitable for 4 years and over

victorhugoisawriter thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

Jan 31, 2013

kimberlynaomi thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and under

carlavor Aug 08, 2012

carlavor thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Zachary2709 Jul 20, 2012

Zachary2709 thinks this title is suitable for 2 years and over


Add a Summary

Jan 31, 2013

The story is about different colored animals and what they see.


Add a Quote

Jan 31, 2013

"Brown bear, brown bear what do you see?" "I see a red bird looking at me" "Red bird, Red bird what do you see?"


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings

LibraryThing Series Information


Find it at CRRL

To Top