The Children’s Book Review | May 29, 2014
By Bill Martin, Jr.; Illustrated by Eric Carle
Age Range: 1-4 years
Board book: 24 pages
Publisher: Priddy Books (January 8, 2013)
What to expect: Animals, Interactive Pages
From the creators of BROWN BEAR, BROWN BEAR, WHAT DO YOU SEE?, this colorful board book will delight fans and garner new ones. With bright, fascinating pictures and exciting slide flaps that reveal animal drawings, this book entrances young readers. Animals included in the book are wild animals that aren’t usually found in the average animal book for children, including Whooping Cranes and Spider Monkeys. With so much to see, hear and maneuver, toddlers will stay interested through all of the extra-large board pages. The pages themselves are substantial enough for even the smallest of hands to turn without ripping, and the slides are sturdier than their lift-the-flap counterparts. A fun, interactive read for children ages one and up.
Add this book to your collection: Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? (Slide and Find Edition)
About the Author
BILL MARTIN JR was an elementary-school principal, teacher, writer and poet, and held a doctoral degree in early childhood education.
About the Illustrator
ERIC CARLE’s many innovative books have earned him a place in the canon of classic children’s literature. His four books with Bill Martin Jr remain popular with teachers and parents, and display an enduring ability to speak directly to children.
Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle, was reviewed by Denise Mealy. Follow along with our Eric Carle tag to discover more of his beautifully illustrated books, or, check out the Animal Books category.