Brown Bear & Friends (CD-Audio)

All Four Brown Bear Books on One Audio CD; Includes Bonus Spanish Language Versions (Brown Bear and Friends)

By Jr. Martin, Bill, Eric Carle, Gwyneth Paltrow (Read by)

Macmillan Young Listeners, 9781427203243

Publication Date: April 1, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (3/31/2008)
Board book (10/25/2011)

List Price: 15.99*
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Description

Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle's classic Bear books have been a hit with children for many generations, and have sold more than eleven million copies. This wonderful compilation CD brings together the beloved first three Bear books—Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?; and Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?—and includes the newest addition, Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? The stories are read with warmth and humor by Academy Award-winning actress and mother Gwyneth Paltrow.

This title has Common Core connections.



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?

Gwyneth Paltrow won the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Shakespeare in Love. Appearing in countless films that span many different genres, Gwyneth is versatile in her craft. Her many credits include Country Strong, Iron Man and Iron Man 2, Running with Scissors, Infamous, Sylvia, Shallow Hal, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Shakespeare in Love, Sliding Doors, and Emma. Gwyneth has read several children's audiobooks by Bill Martin for Macmillan audio, including the Grammy-nominated Brown Bear & Friends.
 



Praise For Brown Bear & Friends: All Four Brown Bear Books on One Audio CD; Includes Bonus Spanish Language Versions (Brown Bear and Friends)

“A soothing and amusing Gwyneth Paltrow uses her best bedtime-story voice to bring this toddler-friendly compilation to life.” —People magazine

“Perfect for popping in the CD changer and handing your tot the book version for car rides, Gwynnie brings these animal tales to life the way a true mom (or dad) always does - by doing all the 'voices.'” —Babble.com

“She [Gwyneth Paltrow] has a pleasant voice and her acting abilities come in handy, making the whole story cute and making me giggle a little when she does different voices.” —Ashley's Closet

“Paltrow's dramatic reading mirrors calypso, jazz and classical backgrounds, and accents onomatopoeic verbs that define each animal.” —The News & Observer, Raleigh, NC