Appealing animals in bold colors are seen and named in a rhyming question-and-response text that delights as it invites young readers and listeners to participate actively.
“Though a leopard can’t change its spots, various other animals can—and do—receive vibrant revisions in a newly-illustrated edition of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin. To celebrate this beloved book’s 25th birthday, Eric Carle has energized his original artwork, providing bold, fresh colors and his now trademark textual depth for a familiar menagerie; ages 2-5.”
– Publishers Weekly, March 23, 1992
“Ages 3-5. A picture book full of rhyme and repetition that will appeal to preschoolers. The big brown bear lumbering across the two-page spread sees a red bird “looking at me” the vibrant bird sees a bright-yellow duck, and so they go, each animal more appealing than the next. Literal-minded children may have some problems with a purple cat or a blue horse, but most will just enjoy pointing out their favorite pictures and joining in on the singsong verse. Carle’s large collages bursting with color are perfect for the text. Sure to become a favorite in nursery schools and kindergartens.”
– by IC, Booklist, December 1, 1983