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Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
by Bill Martin Jr.
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Reading Level: Baby-Preschool
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Editorial Reviews:
Fans of Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? will be delighted to see another title in this lilting call and response series. Much like their earlier picture books, Panda Bear features a string of fine feathered (and furry and scaly) friends watching over each other. In this book, however, all the animals are endangered, from a swinging spider monkey to a strutting macaroni penguin (kids will get a kick out of that name!) to a splashing sea lion. Carle’s trademark tissue paper collages will be as familiar--and welcome--as the text ("Whooping Crane, Whooping Crane, what do you see?" "I see a black panther strolling by me."); young readers will quickly get the hang of the rhythm and join right in. The book concludes on a hopeful note, with a dreaming child seeing the ten f! eatured animals "all wild and free--/ that’s what I see!" Martin includes a note on endangered species that may spark concern and interest in older readers--our hope for these disappearing creatures. (Ages 3 to 8) --Emilie Coulter

Book Description

The author and illustrator team of the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? turn their extraordinary talents ot the theme of animal conservation.

Thirty-five years after their first groundbreaking collaboration, the creators of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? reunite to address the important topic of animal conservation. 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 hope for the future-a dreaming child.

Product Details
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); edition (Aug 1, 2023)
  • ISBN: 0805017585
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 Based on 8 reviews.
  • Sales Rank: 8340

Customer Reviews

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

5Panda Bear, Panda Bear, Sep 8, 2023
Great, expecially when used with Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see!

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

3It's OK, Aug 2, 2023
Not as good as the original brown bear. Doesn't roll off the tongue that well. Also, a lot of the animals look aggressive, with sharp teeth. Brown Bear and Polar Bear are better choices.

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful:

3When relevance overshadows art, Jul 26, 2023
In the abyss of children's entertainment gone relevant lies Marcus Pfister's Rainbow Fish, Shari Lewis' Lambchop in the Land of No Manners, and Bill Martin Jr./Eric Carle's Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? In this picture book, Martin and Carle describe endangered animal species using the same format as their classic Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? However, unlike their previous enchanting collaborations, Panda Bear looks to be a product of labor not love, the victim of an overly constrained premise that allows little room for Carle's visual imagination to roam. With the excitement of an elementary school student doing his homework, Carle forces out drab, rushed illustrations of a panda, eagle, water buffalo and six other threatened species. Even the addition of a moon-headed 'Dreaming Child' fails to inject poetry into the text. We are left feeling stirred not by the color or mystery of the world, but by a joyless obligation to save it.

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Wordsmith Bill Martin and artist Eric Carle are an unbeatable team. Much to the joy of parents and young readers this talented duo has joined forces once again - only their third collaboration in 35 years! It was worth the wait.

With "Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What do You See?" children meet ten of the world's endangered animals - a bald eagle soaring , a water buffalo charging, a spider monkey swinging, a green sea turtle swimming, a macaroni penguin strutting, a sea lion splashing, a red wolf sneaking, a whooping crane flying, and a black panther strolling.

Each animal is portrayed in Eric Carle's inimitable eye catching collages, and the book closes with a portrait of a sleeping child dreaming that one day all animals will be wild and free.

An estimable hope; a book to be treasured.

- Gail Cooke

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:

4Not quite as captivating as Brown, Bear, Sep 30, 2023
It's a nice concept and most kids will love the words, different animals and the concept of going from one animal to another. Panda Bear was really written because Brown Bear established such a terrific template. In other words it's a sequel. Like most sequels it doesn't quite measure up.

Kids will still enjoy the colorful pictures, sounds of words and guessing what comes next in the story. Perhaps that's all they need. Sometimes the educational aspect is important and sometimes kids just need entertainment. This is entertaining for little ones and it's a simple enough story so that little ones can start pretending to read and feel more grown up.


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