Over ten years ago I did a workshop in Commerce, Texas. Much to my surprise, that was the home of Bill Martin! He was suffering from Parkinson’s disease at the time, but graciously invited me to visit his home on “Brown Bear Lane” at lunch. I was speechless to be in his presence. What a beautiful spirit he had!
As I was cleaning out a closet this week I came across a book I made after my visit. It was a take off on his “Brown bear, brown bear…” chant. This book is probably only special to me, but I thought it was an idea that you might be able to adapt to a classroom field trip, guest speaker, or other experience.
Bill Martin lives on in his stories, rhymes, and these unforgettable words: