Saturday, September 29, 2012

The World of Eric Carle - Part 2









These are some pics from Eric Carle's 'Animals Animals'.  Such a cool book full of poems and artwork.  Look at the first poem - butterflies in the snow - yes that would be a wonderful sight!  We also have Lewis Carroll's 'How Doth the Little Crocodile', and I love this Giraffe poem - 'Because.  Because, because, that's why!' The last picture here is of some pages from The Very Hungry Caterpillar that I mod-podged onto a canvas to put on the walls of my daughter's room.  I love this cheery sun and peaceful moon.
Enjoy this video of Eric Carle discussing his most famous book and his illustration style.

It is a dream of mine to go to this place - The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.  It opened 10 years ago.  The Museum has a collection of more than 10,000 picture book illustrations, 3 art galleries, an art studio, a theatre, educational programs, etc.  It hosts storytimes, art classes, classes for educators, lectures, musicals, and rotating exhibits about different illustrators and book characters - right now there are some about Ezra Jack Keats and Maisy Mouse.  HOW COOL IS THIS PLACE???!!  If I lived in Massachusetts I would totally go there all the time with my kids and if I was still teaching you know I would totally be rocking the class field trips there every year!

Linking to Cozy Book Hop at Reading List
and Kid Lit Blog Hop #2

11 comments:

  1. Oh, funny! I just checked this one and Eric Carle's Dragons, Dragons out from the library two days ago!

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  2. Wonderful collection of pictures, thanks so much for sharing. The museum looks amazing. It's a long way away from me - but maybe - one day!

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  3. Oh, we LOVE Eric Carle! Thanks for the artwork. It's just wonderful!
    Thanks for participating in the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

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  4. I have a dream to go the his museum too! My sister lives in NY and went up to the museum a couple of years ago. She sent me a whole stack of postcards with his artwork (which are now framed and hanging in baby girls room)

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  5. The illustrations are so unique and love that this book features them alongside those wonderful poems!

    Thanks for linking into the Kid Lit Blog Hop! Nice to see you again! :D

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  6. I love Eric Carle! I didn't know there was a museum dedicated to his work - that would be amazing. Thanks for linking up to the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

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