Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? Book + CD SetFall 2010 Audio Book
This is an audio version of Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?", a children's literature classic featuring Bill Martin Jr.'s rhythmic, rhyming text. The set includes a paperback copy of the picture book, showcasing Eric Carle's signature bold strokes of color and vividly rendered zoo animals. There are three tracks included on the CD, two in English and one in Spanish. The English versions are read by Oscar-winner Gwyneth Paltrow, and one of the tracks is a read-along for the accompanying storybook. Paltrow's narration is friendly, warm and silly, set to a backdrop of jazzy music. The Spanish-language version, read by Adriana Sananes, is a welcome inclusion, although the book is only written in English. This is a worthwhile variation on the series, and it is good for car trips.