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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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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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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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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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 >