One of the most beloved children's books, "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" was written by this Kansan, who also wrote more than 300 other books including “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.”
As a boy, he became enthralled by the sounds that words make when put together.
As a student at the Kansas State Teacher's College in Emporia, he studied works of literature looking for rhythmic patterns and common themes.
He was influenced most by the works of Robert Frost and Walt Whitman.
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The sounds of language also inspired this Kansan to become a teacher. For the first few years of his career, he taught English, journalism and drama in Newton and St. John.
He then began writing.
He wrote his first book, "The Little Squeegy Bug" while serving in the Army Air Force during World War II.
The book quickly became popular — selling more than a million books — and earned favor with Eleanor Roosevelt, who praised it in her column, "My Day."
Following the war, he earned a doctorate in childhood education from Northwestern University in 1961.
He then moved to New York City, where he became editor in chief of the school division for Holt, Rinehart and Winston. He developed reading programs for school children.
Through the next four decades, he would write more than 300 books.
Question: Who wrote “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” and what was his hometown?
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