Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? is a great story to read with very young children and emerging readers. Each page repeats the phrase captured in the title, with a different animal on each page. This phrase is followed by the animal saying “I see a ______ looking at me.” Readers turn the page and see a brightly colored picture of the animal that was mentioned.

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The repetition of the words makes the story predictable enough for a young reader to accomplish, while the suspense of what picture comes next keeps it just exciting enough to keep going. Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? can be used to make many different activities for your youngest learners, including guessing games and creating new chants with new animals.

Illustrated by Eric Carle

Published 1967, Henry Holt and Company