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Historical and Contemporary Illustrations

This week, I was asked to compare illustrations in contemporary and historical children’s literature and asked to vote for my favorites.

For Birds, I chose Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late by Mo Williems over Potter’s The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck. 570 more words


"Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," said the Sloth

Regional focus:  Amazon

Author:  Eric Carle

Illustrator: Eric Carle

Genre:  children’s literature

 My earliest book memory is of  The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.  As a child, I’d joyfully turn the pages of the book, enchanted with the geometric bright collages that are often associated with Eric Carle.   368 more words

Children's Books

Plan Your Plot

The plot thickens…

There are lots of directions you can go in in terms of structure but the key overall is to keep your story simple and… 369 more words


My Very First Concept Board Books

Flip Pages to Match and Learn
  • What: My Very First Books by Eric Carle
  • When: 6 months to four years
  • Why: Learn shapes and colors…
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Children's Book Review - The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, written by Eric Carle is a children’s picture story book published in 1969. This classic fable is widely recognized in the Western countries and is described as “one of the greatest childhood classics of all time”. 425 more words

Book Reviews

Story structure example: The Very Hungry Caterpillar (tip 81)

Some years ago, former-US President George W. Bush named The Very Hungry Caterpillar as his favourite childhood book. Unfortunately, it wasn’t published until he was 23 and fresh out of Yale. 414 more words

Creative Writing

Colorful Nostalgia

Recently in the downtown area of my city the art museum received the Art of Eric Carle exhibit. The exhibit featured the original sketches and final product of most if not all of his books. 232 more words