Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
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Annotation: Illustrations and rhyming text present ten different endangered animals.
Catalog Number: #17449
Format: Perma-Bound Big Book
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Special Formats: Big Book Big Book
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co.
Copyright Date: 2003
Edition Date: 2007
Illustrator: Carle, Eric,
Pages: 32
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-8050-8102-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-8050-8102-2
Dewey: E
Dimensions: 45 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
In this book, Martin and Carle change the focus of their classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? to endangered species. Using deceptively simple repetitive rhyme, double-page spreads lead from one animal to the next, Red Wolf, Red Wolf, / what do you see? / I see a whooping crane / flying by me. The pictures, featuring animals strolling, splashing, and soaring, are brilliant lessons in the application of color, shape, form, and texture. Carle's use of negative space and of sculptural line conveys not only the essence of each animal but also the energy of its movement. The book ends with a dreaming child who sees all the animals: all wild and free--that's what I see! A fine read-aloud with a subtle, yet clear, message.
Horn Book
Using a now-familiar pattern, Martin introduces ten endangered animals, including a water buffalo, spider monkey, and green sea turtle. The story ends with a child dreaming of the animals "wild and free." Carle's art shows a parade of rather somber animals unsure of their future. Although the volume is more useful than fresh, the large, attractive illustrations are well suited to group sharing.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-While some adults may sigh at the similarity of this title to Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (1983) and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? (1995, both Holt), children will be thrilled. A water buffalo, a green sea turtle, a black panther, and other animals answer that familiar call, "What do you see?" Readers view all these creatures and more, a treat considering that the 10 animals featured are all endangered species and therefore rare sights. The book closes wistfully with a dreaming child who sees the animals all "wild and free." Names like "macaroni penguin" contribute to some awkwardness in the text's rhythm, but the bright collage images and lilting language bring the animals to life on the page-soaring, swinging, or even strutting. Opening with a helpful note on the importance of animal protection, this title will make a perfect segue into conversations about endangered species.-Julie Roach, Malden Public Library, MA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Starred Review for Publishers Weekly

More than 35 years ago, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? introduced two men who are now giants in the children's book field, Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle. Two years ago they collaborated on Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?,and now they join forces a third time to zero in on endangered species Martin's rhyming couplets dance to a now-familiar brisk beat, parading past a lineup that includes a water buffalo, spider monkey, macaroni penguin and whooping crane, among others. As before, each animal's response to the question "What do you see?" prompts a turn of the page and a new creature to view ("Sea Lion, Sea Lion, what do you see?/ I see a red wolf sneaking by me"). In the end, a "dreaming child" sees the entire cast of critters, "all wild and free." The bouncy repetition and streamlined presentation is keenly attuned to a preschool audience, who will also find much to pore over in the artwork. Carle's signature jewel-toned tissue paper and acrylic collages are simple enough for youngest onlookers to appreciate, yet filled with subtleties to delight adult eyes (such as the cool, lush blues of sea and sky) and he creates a sense of forward motion through his positioning of the animals (they all face toward the right-hand page). Another standout from the creators of a line of perennial favorites. Ages 2-5. (Aug.)

Word Count: 212
Reading Level: 2.5
Interest Level: P-2
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 2.5 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 170241 / grade: Lower Grades

New big books to share with a group! Big books are ideal for use with a large group--they are oversized at 14-1/2 x 18 inches. A perfect way to enjoy Holt favorites with many children at once! A collection of endangered animals appear in Bill Martin Jr's rhythmic text with Eric Carle's vibrant images, and all are watched over by our best hope for the future--a dreaming child. Also available in big book format: The Colors of Us By Karen Katz Here are My Hands By Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault, illustrated by Ted Rand In the Small, Small Pond By Denise Fleming

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