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Sunday, 30 September 2012

Review: Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

“The polar bear book”, as my son refers to it, has been a favourite at bedtime for many weeks now.

I personally love the style of Eric Carle's drawings and the colour tones in the book. In this short story, we meet a new animal with each page, which helps us to discover what creature is coming next by saying what they hear.

My son adores making all the animal noises.

After a few readings, through the repetitive nature of the story, he was able to join in and ask the question himself.

He also giggles at the blue horse and purple cat.

The larger format of the book makes it great for snuggling in bed together and following the illustrations. It’s a simple, enjoyable read you will not tire of when reading night after night, should it become your child’s favourite.

Title: Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do you Hear?
Author: Bill Martin Jr
Illustrator: Eric Carle
Publisher: Puffin, $12.95 RRP
Format: Soft cover
ISBN: 9780141383514
For ages: 2 and up
Type: Picture Book

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