Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Board Book)
Colour and animals are used in this book alongside a simple rhyming text and lots of repetition. The question and answer technique takes the reader through a range of animals and colours as a big green frog, a plump purple cat, a cheeky monkey and many more march across the pages. Children soon learn the book by heart and recognise the colours and the animals.
Carle's books all have an educational element - they teach about animals, numbers, colours and nature - but a big part of their appeal is that they are not didactic or laboured, but light and entertaining. There's warmth and humour there too - Junior Carle's richly hued, collage-like art and gentle text will be comfortingly familiar to his numerous young devotees - Publishers Weekly Eric Carle ... has an unfailing magic. His gentle, glowing collages are satisfying for parent and child - The Times