Michelle Obama reads "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?"
THE PARTNERSHIP LIVES ON...
The writing team of Bill Martin Jr and Michael Sampson came together in 1978, when the duo met at a conference in Arizona. Over the next 25 years, the two wrote 25 books for children, including CHICKA, CHICKA, 1, 2, 3 and PANDA BEAR, PANDA BEAR, WHAT DO YOU SEE ?
They also trained more than 50,000 teachers in their PATHWAYS TO LITERACY workshops over 22 summers. That tradition continues today..
And the good news is that even with the death of Bill in 2004, more Bill Martin / Michael Sampson books will continue to be released in the coming years - books Bill Martin and Michael Sampson completed but had not submitted to publishers. The latest Bill Martin/Michael Sampson book, WE ARE THE WORLD, will be published by S&S in 2015.
In 2006, I LOVE THIS EARTH was published. In 2007, BABY BEAR, BABY BEAR, WHAT DO YOU SEE came out, and instantly became a New York Times best-seller! KITTY CAT, KITTY CAT, ARE YOU WAKING UP was published in 2008, and has two sequals. In November 2008, THE BILL MARTIN JR BOOK OF POETRY a tribute to Bill Martin Jr, edited by Michael Sampson was released. Bill and Michael worked 10 years selecting their favorite poems for the collection, as well as writing their own. They also recorded themselves performing the poetry, which will soon be available on iTunes.
Michael Sampson continues to do Author Visits, sharing the books he and Bill wrote. For information, including QuickTime movies, see the Author Visit tab on this site.
BROWN BEAR, BROWN BEAR, WHAT DO YOU SEE? I SEE CHILDREN, READING ME!