The brown bear brown bear what do you see books are one of the favorite children's books in the world. The book itself doesn't have any plot but it has a repetitive structure that makes it perfect to read along with your very young children. Every child that reads this book is usually eager to guess what animal comes next.
The book was first published in 1967 and got a lot of attention because it has very bright colors and simple rhyming text by Bill Martin Jr. The lines in these books are also very easy to memorize. The brown bear brown bear, what do you see books are one of the perfect books for the pre-readers toddlers to practice identifying color and animal names.
Unlike any other books stories, ‘Brown bear, Brown bear, What do you see?’ don’t have any plot. Instead, the narrator would ask the various animals that appeared in the books with the response being another animal. It is an interactive book that needs respondents (your kids) response about what they see in the books. The process is repeated in each of the pages.
In the first version of the books, it features a Brown Bear, a Red Bird, a Blue Horse, a Purple Cat, a Green Frog, a Yellow Duck, a White Dog, a Goldfish (orange Fish), a Black Sheep, a School Teacher, and children. Then in the 1970 edition, Grey Mouse and Pink Elephant were added as additional characters. The variations also go to the text and it was due to Martin (the Author) wanting to make new illustrations.
Although ‘Brown bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?’ is considered as harmless children's books. This book was banned by the State Board of Education in Texas in 2010. The reason behind the banned books is because the author or the person who wrote the rhyme were written other books for adults titled. "Ethical Marxism: The Categorical Imperative of Liberation."
The ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?’ was famous because it has very brightly colored illustrations and it is done by Eric Carle. It is the first book he illustrated in his career. Since the books have been widely known in the whole world, Eric Carle also got the reputations.