Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

By Bill Martin, Jr.; Eric Carle (Illustrator); Henry Green (Illustrator)
(Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805017595, 28pp.)

Publication Date: October 1991

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Description

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.


A "Redbook" Children's Picture Book Award winner


The rollicking companion to "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?




About the Author
BILL MARTIN JR and ERIC CARLE are the team behind the ever-popular "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?"; "Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?"; "Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?"; and, most recently, "Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?


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TERESA MLAWER is a widely respected translator and the president of Lectorum Publications, the largest U.S. distributor of children's books in Spanish.



Eric Carle is the creator of more than seventy picture books for young readers.

Eric Carle was born in New York, USA. However, when he was just six, he moved with his parents to Germany. In 1952, after graduating from the prestigious Akademie der Bildenden Kunste in Stuttgart, he fulfilled his dream of returning to New York.

Eric Carle has received many distinguished awards and honours for his work, including, in 2003, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his lifetime contribution to children's literature and illustration.

In 2002, fifty years after Carle's return to the United States, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art was opened in Amherst, Massachusetts. Here visitors of all ages can enjoy, in addition to Eric Carle's work, original artwork by other distinguished children's book illustrators from around the world.

Eric Carle es el creador de mas de setenta libros ilustrados para ninos.

Nacio en Syracuse, Nueva York, pero a los seis anos de edad se traslado con sus padres a Alemania. En 1952, tras graduarse de la prestigiosa Akademie der Bildenden Kunste de Stuttgart, logro cumplir su sueno de regresar a Nueva York.

Ha recibido muchos e importantes premios y distinciones, entre ellos el Laura Ingalls Wilder Award en 2003, por su aportacion global a la literatura y a la ilustracion infantil.

En 2002, cincuenta anos despues de su regreso a los Estados Unidos, se inauguro en Amherst, Massachusetts, el Museo Eric Carle de Libros Ilustrados, donde se exhibe, ademas de la obra completa de Eric Carle, un buen numero de originales de los mas destacados ilustradores de libros infantiles del mundo entero.



Henry Green was the pen name of Henry Vincent Yorke. He was born in 1905 at the family home of his parents, near Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, England, and was educated at Eton and Oxford. He worked at the family engineering firm for most of his life and pursued a parallel career as a novelist. He married in 1928 and had one son. During WWII he served in the London Fire Brigade. He died in December 1973.
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