Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? (Hardcover)
|Author: Bill/ Carle Martin|
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A special cloth book edition of the much-loved Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? tale from the bestselling author-illustrator team of Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle. This soft-to-touch cloth book for babies and young toddlers features a selection of the native American animals from the original Baby Bear tale using Eric Carle?s trademark illustrations, as well as a carefully edited version of the story to suit the book?s very young readership. With deeply-padded pages and a soft carry handle to encourage tactile exploration.
American-born Eric Carle and his German-born parents moved to Germany in 1935. The transition from life in American to life in Germany was not an easy one for Carle to make. His school days were unpleasant, except for the encouragement he received in his art classes. In 1952, at age 22, Carle returned to the United States. He soon began working for the New York Times and remained there until he was drafted into the U.S. Army, which sent him back to Germany. After his discharge he returned to the U.S., this time with a wife, Dorothy. He illustrated his first book for children, Bill Martin's BROWN BEAR, BROWN BEAR, WHAT DO YOU SEE? in 1967. Carle is best known for his "Very" series, which he writes and illustrates. The series began in 1969 with THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR and apparently concludes with 1995's THE VERY LONELY FIREFLY. In 2003 he was honored by the American Library Association with their Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, which recognizes creators of children's books whose body of work represents a significant contribution to the field of children's literature.