Search Results: "Eric Carle"


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MY FIRST BUSY BOOK by Eric Carle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"A satisfying package that will indeed keep toddlers busy—exemplary. (Board book. 2-4)"
The latest addition to the World of Eric Carle is proof that the Wilder Award-winning picture-book creator knows what appeals to children. Read full book review >

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THE TINY SEED by Eric Carle
illustrated by Eric Carle
NATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 1970

"So scaled, the illustrations are gross in either sense of the word."
The unnatural history of a seed smaller than the others ("Will it be able to keep up. . . ?") that sails on while one, flying too high, is burned up by the sun (flames, yet) and a second "falls into the water and drowns." Read full book review >

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I SEE A SONG by Eric Carle
FICTION
Released: April 23, 1973

"A similarly patched violinist bowing at the start and finish is a reminder that it's all to be viewed as visual music — we'd call it sounding brass."
Eric Carle's admirers will no doubt be dazzled by these childlike paint and paper collages, full of splash and color but signifying next to nothing. 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 >

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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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DREAM SNOW by Eric Carle
by Eric Carle, illustrated by Eric Carle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Cotton candy. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The venerable and prolific Carle (Hello, Red Fox, 1998, etc.) offers a quiet Christmas story with a little music at the end. Read full book review >

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HELLO, RED FOX by Eric Carle
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

Carle (From Head to Toe, 1997) asks readers to engage in optical illusions to view his illustrations for a story that becomes an unforgettable lesson in complementary colors. Read full book review >

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THE APRON by Eric Carle
by Eric Carle, illustrated by Eric Carle
FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"Magnificent illustrations, the story is filler. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5+)"
As an eight-year-old boy, Carle (Today is Monday, 1993, etc.) spent two vacation days with his Aunt Elizabeth and Uncle Adam. Read full book review >

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LITTLE CLOUD by Eric Carle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 1996

"The result is a philosophical suggestion, scaled to a child's sensibility, as open to interpretation as the passing clouds. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A sophisticated idea deftly packed into a simple text. Read full book review >

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MY FIRST PEEK-A-BOO ANIMALS  by Eric Carle
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A bright and friendly but no more than serviceable board book. (Board book. 1-2)"
Little readers play peekaboo with animals. Read full book review >

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WALTER THE BAKER by Eric Carle
FICTION
Released: March 22, 1972

"The splashy tissue-paper collages of coarsely comic peasant figures and a cozy half-timbered town are as pointlessly hybrid as the tale."
Beginning invitingly with "warm smells" of bread, rolls, cakes, tarts and cookies (and a cat perched on a red-brick oven) Walter the baker's story ends lamely when he invents the pretzel in answer to the duke's demand for a roll containing "the rising sun, the noontime sun and the setting sun" (the pretzel, Walter explains, has three holes through which the sun can shine). Read full book review >

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VERY LONG TRAIN by Eric Carle
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 6, 1972

"This might do to decorate the top of the picture book cases if there were not so many picture books with more attractive covers and more rewarding contents."
Wordless non-books, each folded to a trim 8fl x 6(apple) but reaching when opened the Very Long dimensions promised in the titles. Read full book review >