Search Results: "Eric Carle"


BOOK REVIEW

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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WATCH OUT!  A GIANT! by Eric Carle
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 19, 1978

"But it's not worth trying to follow, as the distractions overwhelm."
This is one of Carle's junkier gimmicks, with all sorts of peep holes through pages and trap doors that open, but these cutouts are not coordinated with the rudimentary story and many are not even coordinated with the other pictures they open onto. 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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THE SECRET BIRTHDAY MESSAGE by Eric Carle
FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 1972

"The last double page retraces the whole route so that readers can 'find (their) way back,' but they'll be better off avoiding the whole misguided tour."
A gimmick for the book store trade, full of cut-outs and peep holes and childlike splashes, all leading (into a cave, down some stairs, through a door, etc.) to a big-eared puppy posed cutely in a basket with a "happy birthday" tag. Read full book review >

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A HOUSE FOR A HERMIT CRAB by Eric Carle
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 1988

"Fine for picture book hour or private sharing."
Month by month, a hermit crab gathers other sea creatures (anemone, starfish, coral, etc.) to decorate his shell home; as the year ends, it is comfortably familiar and suits him perfectly—but (as often happens with human habitations in young readers' experience) has become too small. 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 >