31 Days of Amazing Kids' Books

31 Days: Brown Bear, as Bill Martin Intended

Today’s selection is hardly ground-breaking. In fact, I’m pretty sure that this is a book that people own even when they tend to say things like, “I don’t keep books in the house, we just get them at the library.”

Brown Bear

Bill Martin and Eric Carle’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? is accurately labeled a classic, and if for some reason you haven’t read it, now would be a good time to find it. There are umpteen versions of it. We have three in our house at the moment, but my favorite is this one, with sliding bits on each page. It makes the “what do you see question” a little bit more exciting, and it’s a pretty fun little fine motor activity for toddlers.

Here’s something I didn’t know until I actually had my own children: you can sing it. Now, I know some of you are probably not very excited about the possibility of singing out loud. In this case, it’s totally worth it. Don’t believe me? Click on the link on the next line.


Indeed, that is Bill Martin himself singing the story to you. Sit back and enjoy it – it’s a real treat. If you don’t have your own copy of Brown Bear, consider buying one. If you’ve just been reading it in a halfhearted singsong, try singing it. You might be surprised at the results.

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