Are You My Brown Bear? (¿Eres Mi Oso Pardo?)

by Harriet Ziefert

A little girl wants to know: Are you my brown bear?

In a series of endearing illustrations, each bear explains why he isn’t quite the one she’s seeking. He might be a white bear (el oso blanco), a black bear (el oso negro), or a bear that’s too hairy, or scary. With rhymes, repetition, adjectives, and a simple, effective question and response dynamic, kids will pick up a plethora of language as they turn the pages, eager to see if the next bear will be the bear. Which is her . . . teddy bear? / ¿osito de peluche?

The ¡Hola, English! bilingual books make each story personal, and being personal makes each story interesting to every child. Are You My Brown Bear? uses descriptive adjectives to differentiate between lots of bears ("I am hairy bear. I am scary bear. I am boy bear. I am toy bear.")

Los libros bilingüe de ¡Hola, English! son historias personales, y siendo personal hace cada historia interesante para todos los niños. Are You My Brown Bear? utiliza adjetivos descriptivos para diferenciar entre un montón de osos (“Yo soy el oso peludo. Yo soy el oso miedoso. Yo soy el oso barón. Yo soy el oso de juguete.”)

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About the Author

Harriet Ziefert has partnered with a dazzling variety of illustrators to create smart and visually striking learning-while-playing books for kids. She has a master's degree in teaching and has created acclaimed early reading programs for a variety of publishers.