Bear Book Readers Paperback Boxed Set (Multiple copy pack)

All Four My First Reader Bear Books, plus Fun Reading Activities and Limited-Edition Poster

By Jr. Martin, Bill, Eric Carle (Illustrator)

Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks, 9780805097665, 128pp.

Publication Date: September 10, 2013

List Price: 15.99*
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Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle's classic Bear books have been a hit with children, parents, and teachers for many generations and have sold more than eleven million copies. With a 6" x 9" trim and a classic beginning reader layout, these books give children a more "grown up" version to read by themselves.

This boxed set of all four beloved bear books in paperback invites readers to enjoy Bill Martin Jr's rhythmic text and Eric Carle's stunning illustrations in a brand-new way!

About the Author

Bill Martin, Jr. (1916-2004) was an elementary-school principal, teacher, writer, and poet. His more than 300 books, among them the bestselling classics 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 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, are a testament to his ability to speak directly to children. Martin held a doctoral degree in early childhood education. Born in Kansas, he worked as an elementary-school principal in Chicago before moving to New York City, where he worked in publishing developing innovative reading programs for schools. After several years, he devoted himself full-time to writing his children’s books. He lived in New York until 1993, when he moved to Texas. He lived in the east Texas woods, near the town of Commerce, until he passed away in 2004.

Eric Carle is one of America's leading children's book illustrators. Born in the United States, he spent some time in Germany where he studied at the Academy of Applied Art in Stuttgart. His work has won many awards and has been published in more than a dozen countries around the world. He is author and illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and illustrator of Bill Martin, Jr.'s Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Praise For Bear Book Readers Paperback Boxed Set: All Four My First Reader Bear Books, plus Fun Reading Activities and Limited-Edition Poster

“A splendid successor to Brown Bear.” —Publishers Weekly on Polar Bear

“* Another standout from the creators of a line of perennial favorites.” —Publishers Weekly on Panda Bear, starred review

“* A lovely finale to an enduring series.” —Publishers Weekly on Baby Bear, starred review