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Eric Carle
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Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
Learn about endangered animals: Giant Panda, Bald Eagle, Water Buffalo, Spider Monkey, Green Sea Turtle, Macaroni Penguin, Sea Lion, Red Wolf, Whooping Crane and Black Panther.
[Learn more about endangered animals] [Kids Planet - endangered species around the world] [Print/color endangered animals]

Ages 4 Up

PANDA BEAR, PANDA BEAR, WHAT DO YOU SEE?
by Eric Carle and Bill Martin, Jr.

Panda Bear, Panda Bear features the call-and-response, rhythnic text children will recognize from Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Polar Bear, Polar Bear. But, while Brown Bear is about seeing, and Polar Bear is about hearing, Panda Bear is about observing the activity of animals as they charge, swoop, swing, swim, strut and splash. Eric Carle's strikig collages portray the animals on the move through their environments. At the end of the book, a dreaming child expresses hope for a better future.
--Henry Holt and Company 2003

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From Head to Toe FROM HEAD TO TOE

Self Esteem and Confidence builder, this picture book will delight ages 4-8 as they copy the antics of the animals while being introduced to the basic body parts and simple movement. The final scene shows the humans and animals reversing roles. "I can do it!" ....and does!

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR

A ravenous caterpillar eats his way through the days of the  week and then changes into a beautiful butterfly. 

Learn the days of the week and the metamorphosis of a butterfly. 
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A House for Hermit Crab A HOUSE FOR HERMIT CRAB

"Time to move," said Hermit Crab one day. "I've grown too big for this little shell."

Powerful learning from one small book: Learning to embrace change, cooperation and teamwork, interior design <had to include that and a nature lesson.

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[Learn about Ocean Animals]
[Classroom Ideas]
[All About Hermit Crabs]

THE VERY BUSY SPIDER

Farm animals attempt to distract the little spider from spinning her web, but she continues and creates a thing of beauty.

Delightful use of senses in this book and suitable for visually impaired.

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THE VERY QUIET CRICKET

A simple story of a young cricket who tries to say hello when he is greeted by a host of creatures. He can't make a sound....until he meets a very quiet cricket girl. There's a surprise at the end.

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THE TINY SEED

How does a flower grow and bloom. Very colorful collage illustrations take the reader through the life cycle of a flower from a tiny seed to full bloom.

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More? Sure!

The Greedy Python written by Richard Buckley [In this humorous tale about manners, respect, and friendship, a greedy python eats every creature he comes across in the jungle. From a tiny mouse to an enormous elephant, the eaten animals eventually befriend one another in the belly of the snake where they team up and kick the inside of the python until he spits them out. Rather than learning his lesson, the python sticks to his greedy ways. When he spots his own tail and mistakes it for food, he swallows himself and...disappears!] (Ages 3 to 7)