Brown Bear and Friends ABC (World of Eric Carle) (The World of Eric Carle) (Board book)

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Brown Bear and Friends ABC (World of Eric Carle) (The World of Eric Carle) (Board book)

By Eric Carle, Odd Dot, Eric Carle (Illustrator)

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With a crinkle cover you'll want to touch and explore again and again! From Eric Carle's Brown Bear and Friends comes an exciting new novelty crinkle board book exploring the perennial favorite—the alphabet!

In the forest, looking for a treat! What will Brown Bear find to eat? Apple, Berries, Cherries, Deee-licious!

Exploring everything there is to see, taste, and discover in the forest, Brown Bear delights in each letter from A to Z in this charming alphabet book. With rhythmic, rhyming, read-aloud text, and an oh-so-touchable novelty cover, it's perfect for the youngest of readers. Featuring Eric Carle's bright, distinctive artwork, each letter introduces foods, animals, sounds, and so much more. It's an exploration of the alphabet that will engage all of the senses!

Eric Carle (1929-2021) was one of America’s leading children’s book illustrators and authors. Author of more than seventy books, his picture book career started when Bill Martin Jr invited him to create the illustrations for Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? That book that went on to sell millions of copies worldwide and Eric soon began writing and illustrating his own books, eventually creating the bestselling classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Born in the United States, Eric also spent many of his early years in Germany where he studied typography and graphic art at the Academy of Applied Art in Stuttgart.

Carle was the recipient of many honors including the American Library Association’s Children’s Literature Legacy Award and the Original Art Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrators. In addition to writing and illustrating books of his own, he also collaborated on several others, including Bill Martin Jr's Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?, Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Why Noah Chose the Dove, and the Eric Carle and Friends’ What’s Your Favorite picture book series. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, which Carle and his wife Bobbie founded, opened in Amherst, Massachusetts in 2002.



Odd Dot is an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group dedicated to creating joyful books for curious minds. Our mission is to develop interactive and substantive gift books that explore categories and formats never seen before. We are a proudly odd mix of makers, creators, and engineers, guided by the priorities of innovation, education, and play.

Eric Carle (1929-2021) was one of America’s leading children’s book illustrators and authors. Author of more than seventy books, his picture book career started when Bill Martin Jr invited him to create the illustrations for Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? That book that went on to sell millions of copies worldwide and Eric soon began writing and illustrating his own books, eventually creating the bestselling classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Born in the United States, Eric also spent many of his early years in Germany where he studied typography and graphic art at the Academy of Applied Art in Stuttgart.

Carle was the recipient of many honors including the American Library Association’s Children’s Literature Legacy Award and the Original Art Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrators. In addition to writing and illustrating books of his own, he also collaborated on several others, including Bill Martin Jr's Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?, Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Why Noah Chose the Dove, and the Eric Carle and Friends’ What’s Your Favorite picture book series. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, which Carle and his wife Bobbie founded, opened in Amherst, Massachusetts in 2002.

Product Details ISBN: 9781250893994
ISBN-10: 1250893992
Publisher: Odd Dot
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2024
Pages: 28
Language: English
Series: The World of Eric Carle
"Toddler-PreS–This is a charming book. It’s “inspired by” the Bill Martin/Eric Carle original, and the art is from the “World of Eric Carle” collection, but there is no actual author or illustrator. The iconic Brown Bear is in the forest and exploring the alphabet. First he finds things to eat that start with the letters from A through H, and then finds friends to play with that have names starting with the letters I through P. After “porcupines prickling” the remaining letters are devoted to sounds of the forest. The alphabet gets a very clever wind-up as a tired Brown Bear lumbers along: “Uh-oh getting tired, very tired, wobble, wobble, extra sleepy, yawn, zzzzz.” VERDICT Perfect preschooler fare, with a place in most children’s collections." –John Scott via School Library Journal