Absolutely the best children's books. Very heavy paper and lots of repetition for young children.
The illustrations in this book are positively charming and enchanting! They appear to be collages created from textured paper in bright and exciting colors. There is one animal per double page and each page leads on to the next creating for the child an excitement about turning each page. A great book for all kids one to one-hundred.
What a wonderful way to teach kids about more "exotic" animals and the sounds they make. The illustrations are beautiful and perfect for preschoolers.
This is one of my top 10 favorite books for babies. It introduces your child to both animals and animal sounds. And the repetition of words is a big plus.
Add a little excitement to all the sounds and your baby will love it even more.
Our daughter could say 4 animal sounds by 10 months old! And this book is the reason why.
She loved it at 18 months old, as much as she loved it at 8 months old. (And our younger son likes it just as much)
ISBN 0805053883 - Curious to know what a polar would hear... I'm just a wee bit disappointed because I still don't know. The fact that this book is by the author of ISBN 1416927182 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Book& CD) was an added attraction because Bill Martin Jr's always a favorite here.
What does a polar bear hear? He hears the sounds of the animals around him in the zoo! The sounds they make aren't the traditional, and fairly boring, "meow" of a cat or "woof" of a dog, either. There's the peacock yelping and a flamingo fluting and so much more.
The unusual animal sounds will no doubt present parents with a challenge. How many can imitate a snorting hippo or the bellow of a walrus? Children will enjoy the effort, of course, and the book serves the purpose of introducing more uncommon animals than most. To make it work, I'd suggest taking it along to the zoo, seeking out the animals inside and learning their noises - adding an extra level of education AND fun. The illustrations, by Eric Carle, are bright and colorful. Each animal takes up a pair of facing pages.
Polar bear, polar bear is simply a classic. It's cadence reads like a song. Great book.
I love this book and my two 2yr old's love this book! The first book, "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do YOu See" was such a hit, we just had to have this book and they love it just as much!!
The Bill Martin / Eric Carle books are wonderful. These were a favorite for my children and for me to read.