這本書可說是Eric Carle最具代表性的作品。重複押韻的句型，每頁介紹著不同顏色的動物，最適合與2-3歲幼兒一起朗讀。朗誦此書，小朋友唸著唸著可輕鬆習得顏色與動物 的基本認知。應用在英語學習與教學上，也是一本不可多得的好書，老師不必要求學生苦記『感官動詞之後的動詞要加ing』的文法，學生可透過重複句的朗誦， 將此文法概念輕鬆內化至腦中。本書於1967年出版， 距今已近四十年，仍一再再版加印，不僅是Eric Carle個人的代表作品，也成為幼兒圖畫書最重要的出版品之一。
A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle's flat, boldly colored collages. Combined with Bill Martin's singsong text, they create unforgettable images of these endearing animals.
Bill Martin Jr, an elementary-school principal, teacher, writer, and poet, held a doctoral degree in early childhood education. His many books, among them the bestselling classics Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?;Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?; and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, are a testament to his ability to speak directly to children.
Eric Carle was born in the United States, but spent his early years in Stuttgart, Germany. His many innovative books have earned him a place in the canon of classic children's literature. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? was the first book he illustrated; he then went on to write and illustrate The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Busy Spider, and The Very Quiet Cricket, as well as many other books for children. Mr. Carle works in a studio near his home in western Massachusetts
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