Jess Verzello


Excellent, Toddler, Preschool, Primary, Bill Martin Jr., Eric Carle, Board Book, Endangered Species, Brown Bear Series

Document Type

Book Review


This new addition to the Brown Bear series by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle follows endangered animals and all that they see. A Panda Bear, a Bald Eagle, a Water Buffalo, a Spider Monkey, a Green Sea Turtle, a Macaroni Penguin, a Sea Lion, and so many more animals to see! This board book will keep young readers turning each page. Now in a durable board book format, Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? focuses less on assigning specific colors to each animal, but instead brings to attention different endangered animals. Carle’s illustrations are beautiful as always and they capture not only the animals themselves, but their climates and habitats as well. Martin Jr. highlights a variety of endangered animals to raise awareness and even introduces a metaphorical illustration of the moon as a dreaming child. Fans of the previous Brown Bear books will not be disappointed with this new addition.