The Animal Kingdom
The Animal Kingdom

Polar Bear, Polar Bear Board Book


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What will you hear when you read this book to a preschool child? Lots of noise!

Children will chant the rhythmic words. They'll make the sounds the animals make. And they'll pretend to be the zoo animals featured in the book— look at the last page! Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle are two of the most respected names in children's education and children's illustrations. This collaboration, their first since the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (published more than thirty years ago and still a best-seller) shows two masters at their best.

On each page, you meet a new animal who nudges you onward to discover which creature will show up next: "Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you hear? I hear a lion roaring in my ear." This pattern is repeated over and over, until the pre-reader can chime in with the reader, easily predicting the next rhyme. One thing readers might not predict, however, is just what kinds of funny characters will make an appearance at the denouement! Children on the verge of reading learn best with plenty of identifiable images and rhythmic repetition.

  • Thick, durable pages are perfect for small hands
  • 7" x 6"