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NOTE:  the free printable Templates are found at the bottom of this page.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do You See?

(Also check out our Book Break for the sequel -- Polar Bear, Polar Bear What do You Hear?)

About the story:

The repetition and colorful illustrations in this classic picture book by Bill Martin Jr, make it a favorite of many children.  On each page, we meet a new animal who helps us discover which creature will show up next.  "Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see?  I see a redbird looking at me...".  This pattern is repeated over and over, until the pre-reader can join in with the reader, easily predicting the next lines.  Giggles and raised eyebrows will accompany the story as the animals become stranger and stranger (a purple cat!?).

You can read more reviews, view the front cover or purchase the story at Amazon.com
Or, check out this story in another language:


Author website:  Bill Martin Jr. (the author) and Eric Carle (the illustrator) of this book both have websites.  The sites have info about the people, how they come up with ideas and what else they're working on.  They also often have books for sale (even autographed copies!).

We have lots of animal crafts made from toilet paper rolls, paper, and other materials.  You can look through them to find a few bears, a few frogs, a bird, horse, dog, cat, sheep, etc.  I'm not going to relist them all here.

In this section I've put together some simple pages to go with the story.  You can use them in a number of ways:

Use the sheets as... COLORING PAGES

Use the sheets as...  PUPPETS

Use the sheets as...  FELT BOARD CHARACTERS

Templates (in order of appearance in the story):

BROWN BEAR    (color)   or  (B&W)

REDBIRD             (color)   or   (B&W)

YELLOW DUCK   (color)   or  (B&W)

BLUE HORSE       (color)   or   (B&W)

GREEN FROG      (color)   or   (B&W)

PURPLE CAT       (color)   or   (B&W)

WHITE DOG         (color)   or   (B&W)

BLACK SHEEP     (color)   or   (B&W)

GOLDFISH            (color)   or   (B&W)

MOTHER / TEACHER                               (color)   or   (B&W)

GROUP OF CHILDREN / STUDENTS     (color)   or   (B&W)


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