Eric Carle


My little daughter is an avid and discriminating reader. We go through children’s books like nobody’s business.  The most engaging books for her by far have been the Eric Carle one’s. 1,2,3 To the Zoo and The Very Hungry Caterpillar are her absolute favorites.


I too love them for their collage work and beautiful colors. On his website Mr. Carle has a few neat slideshows showing his technique, which includes painting on tissue paper and then cutting them into the shapes of small critters for his books.

And, if you are ever near Amherst, MA, he has a museum too.

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  1. says

    I was so happy to see that “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” was re-released not too long ago. It was my favourite book when I was 4, and 20 years on I still get a kick out of seeing little kids raving about it :)

    I’d never seen the process behind the collage though – thanks for the link!!

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