Search Results: "Eric Carle"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ART OF ERIC CARLE by Eric Carle
Released: Sept. 4, 1996

"Throughout are photographs and reproductions of art; the book closes with more samples of Carle's work and an international bibliography of his published books. (Autobiography. 8+)"
An agreeable overview of Carle's life and work, a consideration of the genesis of his ideas, a look at how he fashions his collages, and admiring words from some of his colleagues. Read full book review >

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ERIC CARLE'S ANIMALS ANIMALS by Laura Whipple
POETRY
Released: Aug. 17, 1989

"A treat!"
First, a word for the anthologist: the 62 poems Whipple has assembled as companions to Carle's flamboyant art are so splendid that they could easily stand alone; such greats as Dickinson, Sandburg, and Kipling appear along with numerous children's favorites—e.g., Worth, Behn, Coatsworth. Read full book review >

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ERIC CARLE'S DRAGONS DRAGONS by Laura Whipple
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 18, 1991

"Index. (Poetry/Picture book. 3+)"
A second well-chosen, gorgeously illustrated collection of poetry in the style of Animals Animals (1989). Read full book review >

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ERIC CARLE'S TREASURY OF CLASSIC STORIES by Hans Christian Andersen
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1988

"Not a primary purchase, but a fair additional one."
Twenty-two folk and fairy tales assembled from the author-illustrator's previous collections from Aesop (11), Andersen (7), and Grimm (4), which are all currently out of print, with emphasis on less familiar stories. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE ANIMAL? by Eric Carle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"This menagerie offers picture-book lovers of all ages a glimpse into each creator's style, personality and brand of humor. (biographies, photographs, websites) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cause-related anthologies are challenging to do well, but this one (benefiting the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art) succeeds admirably—on multiple levels. Read full book review >

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THE ARTIST WHO PAINTED A BLUE HORSE by Eric Carle
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Eye-catching fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This bright new entry by an old pro should find a place on the long shelf of picture books about animals and colors. Read full book review >

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TODAY IS MONDAY by Eric Carle
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 24, 1993

"Music included, but the song isn't sourced. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Carle's illustrations for this catchy, lighthearted cumulative song ("...today is Tuesday, Tuesday spaghetti, Monday string beans, All you hungry children Come and eat it up") originally appeared in 1977 as a frieze; they are even more welcome in this attractive book showing a porcupine eating the beans, an elephant slopping up Wednesday's "ZOOOOP," a cat snitching Thursday's roast beef, and so on. Read full book review >

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FROM HEAD TO TOE by Eric Carle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 1997

"Linda Lowery's Twist With a Burger, Jitter With a Bug (1995) inspires similar participation, but is a more rhythmic and vivacious book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Carle (Little Cloud, 1996, etc.) takes as his premise that animals don't have to go to the gym—their natural movements give them plenty of exercise. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"The simple, thoughtfully told story includes repetitive phrases and a predictable structure with an emotionally satisfying ending as Mr. Seahorse sends his babies out into the watery world. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The striking single seahorse gracing the cover of this tribute to aquatic fatherhood could never be mistaken as anything other than one of Carle's consummately creative collage creatures. Read full book review >

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THE VERY LONELY FIREFLY by Eric Carle
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1995

"The finished book is to include battery-powered flashing tails; an author's note appears on the book jacket. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Twenty-five years after The Very Hungry Caterpillar (1968) ate his way through a remarkable book, another Very book, about a firefly in search of company, shows a master of bold, dramatic design in search of a story. Read full book review >

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DRAW ME A STAR by Eric Carle
FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

"Thanks be to the book for asking Carle to 'draw' it! (Picture book. 3+)"
A remarkable, quintessentially simple book encompassing Creation, creativity, and the cycle of life within the eternal. Read full book review >

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THE NONSENSE SHOW by Eric Carle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A picture book made to incite pleasure and joy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The celebrated picture-book artist enthusiastically joins the nonsense tradition. Read full book review >