Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? is a picture book with very
simple words and colorful pictures, great for the beginning
reader. The author, Bill Martin, Jr., takes the reader from
page to page with a question: "What do you see?" Each page
introduces a new character, including a brown bear, red bird, blue
horse, and purple cat, all of which are pictured above. One
character sees another character, which is then revealed on the next
Each character sees another in a predictable
sequence. Near the end of the book, a goldfish spies a teacher,
possibly from its bowl in a classroom. The teacher then sees
children looking at her. Finally, the children go through and can
see each character that was previously named in the book so that the
reader can repeat the words, colors, and animals.
This is a great book to use to
practice colors and animals with young children. This predicable
picture book can also serve as a medium for a fun question and answer
game between the teacher and students.
1. What other types of animals could have been in the
2. Look around the room and tell me what YOU see?
3. Think about the colors of the animals in the story
(i.e. green frog, purple cat, blue horse). Were some of the
colors different from what you would normally see,
and what colors would the animals be in real life?