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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

By: Bill Martin Jr.,Eric Carle
Narrated by: Gwyneth Paltrow
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Publisher's summary

With more than 7 million copies in print in various formats and languages, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Is one of the most treasured children's books of all time.

The narration, provided by Academy Award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow, comes from a Grammy-nominated recording, which is sure to bring warmth and humor to children and parents alike.
A special bonus Spanish-language track is included.

©1995 Bill Martin Jr. (P)2009 Macmillan Audio

Critic reviews

“The contemporary classic . . . perfect for sharing with a group of preschoolers.” —The Horn Book Guide

“A picture book full of rhyme and repetition that will appeal to preschoolers. Carle's large collages bursting with color are perfect for the text.” —Booklist

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What listeners say about Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

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Can't turn the pages, only hear Gwyneth's voice

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

My daughter and I would love this book (and we do in hard cover) but in audible we can't turn the pages. I've tried reinstalling and that didn't do the trick. There is a definite glitch, but not sure how to fix the problem.

What could Bill Martin and Eric Carle have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

n/a

What didn’t you like about Gwyneth Paltrow’s performance?

I thought her performance was awesome and they way she reads the book I just love, but our problem is we can't get past the cover because the pages won't turn!

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good

My kids like listening to this. And love Gwyneth Paltrows performance. She should more narrating

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A perfect first audiobook for kids1-5

What did you love best about Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See??

the repetitive story is easy to remember for older kids and younger ones enjoy the voice.
Gwyneth reads beautifully!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See??

The way the reader expressed the different animals

Which scene was your favorite?

Right at the end when it all comes together

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No but we kept smiling and listening...

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What would have made Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? better?

If I could actually turn the pages. Maybe something was wrong with the version I downloaded.

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doesn't show pictures

doesn't show pictures very dissatisfied with the story time wont use again not worth it

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Says English, means not English.

Isn't in English. Book clearly marked that it is in English. Now I wasted a credit on a book that is not in English. Minimum 15 words.

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This is aweful.

Accidentally purchased on alexa with baby crying, and the quality of the performance did not help matters.

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Don't buy this book on Audible

I was disappointed that the pages don't change so the child can actually SEE the red bird, the yellow duck, etc. I would definitely not buy this copy again.

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Great book!

Would you listen to Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? again? Why?

I loved the two times Gwyneth read the story (one straight thru and one telling to turn the page). The man reading was ok. I didn't like the 4th chapter which is in Spanish and it was no way to erase it. The book has several chapters. Two with Gwyneth, two with a male reader and one spanish. I wish there were options to choice which versions you wanted to download and listen to.

What about Gwyneth Paltrow’s performance did you like?

Gwyneth did great!

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What made the experience of listening to Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? the most enjoyable?

Very clear and sweet.

What did you like best about this story?

The sound effects.

Have you listened to any of Gwyneth Paltrow’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

first time

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

no

Any additional comments?

my 18 mnth old loves these stories and the reading it slow enough for her to follow along and enjoy. She loved it.

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