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The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Board book)
Born in Syracuse, New York, in 1929, Eric Carle moved with his parents to Germany when he was six years old; he was educated there, and graduated from the prestigious art school, the Akademie der bildenden Kunste, in Stuttgart. But his dream was always to return to America, the land of his happiest childhood memories. So, in 1952, with a fine portfolio in hand and forty dollars in his pocket, he arrived in New York. Soon he found a job as a graphic designer in the promotion department of The New York Times. Later, he was the art director of an advertising agency for many years.
One day, respected educator and author, Bill Martin Jr, called to ask Carle to illustrate a story he had written. Martin's eye had been caught by a striking picture of a red lobster that Carle had created for an advertisement. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? was the result of their collaboration. It is still a favorite with children everywhere. This was the beginning of Eric Carle's true career. Soon Carle was writing his own stories, too. His first wholly original book was 1,2,3 to the Zoo, followed soon afterward by the celebrated classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Eric Carle's art is distinctive and instantly recognizable. His art work is created in collage technique, using hand-painted papers, which he cuts and layers to form bright and cheerful images. Many of his books have an added dimension - die-cut pages, twinkling lights as in The Very Lonely Firefly, even the lifelike sound of a cricket's song as in The Very Quiet Cricket - giving them a playful quality: a toy that can be read, a book that can be touched. Children also enjoy working in collage and many send him pictures they have made themselves, inspired by his illustrations. He receives hundreds of letters each week from his young admirers. The secret of Eric Carle's books' appeal lies in his intuitive understanding of and respect for children, who sense in him instinctively someone who shares their most cherished thoughts and emotions.
The themes of his stories are usually drawn from his extensive knowledge and love of nature - an interest shared by most small children. Besides being beautiful and entertaining, his books always offer the child the opportunity to learn something about the world around them. It is his concern for children, for their feelings and their inquisitiveness, for their creativity and their intellectual growth that, in addition to his beautiful artwork, makes the reading of his books such a stimulating and lasting experience.
Carle says: "With many of my books I attempt to bridge the gap between the home and school. To me home represents, or should represent; warmth, security, toys, holding hands, being held. School is a strange and new place for a child. Will it be a happy place? There are new people, a teacher, classmates - will they be friendly? I believe the passage from home to school is the second biggest trauma of childhood; the first is, of course, being born. Indeed, in both cases we leave a place of warmth and protection for one that is unknown. The unknown often brings fear with it. In my books I try to counteract this fear, to replace it with a positive message. I believe that children are naturally creative
Including a special feature, dye cuts, this beautiful board book edition, perfect for teaching the days of the week, offers readers an interactive experience.
"The very hungry caterpillar literally eats his way through the pages of the book—and right into your child's heart..."
"Gorgeously illustrated, brilliantly innovative..."
—The New York Times Book Review
|Genre||JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Insects, Spiders, etc.|
|Publisher Date||1994-03-01 00:00:00.0|
|Unit weight||0.37 lb|
Great price and quality. Very durableRead More
Holds child's attention - clever introduction to numbers, colors, and caterpillar life cycle.Read More
Bought this to have on hand for my young Grand sons and we really enjoyed reading it!Read More
A great book. We read it with our grandson fifty times so far. Great quality and price.Read More
I work with kids and they always wants me to read this book over and over for them....I would recommend it.Read More
This is a classic book that will be reached for over and over. A sweet simple story that reenforces early learning skills. A nice gift for the 4 and under set.Read More
I love this book it reminds me of when I was a child. However I expected it to be a bigger than what it is. Still a very good book.Read More
I love this book! Author Eric Carle is wonderful. Fun and interactive book. Kids love it too! Note that the book is heavy cardboard to last for a long time and it is quite small. Not the large book you may have seen at the childrens library!Read More
This is a tiny version of the BEST BOOK EVER!!!! Love the book just wish it was the actual board book size.Read More
My toddlers love this story. They pick this book for story time every night. It's a great price.Read More
Questions & Answers
For a Great Grand Daughter teaching herself to read.
A very Hungry Caterpillar is the perfect 1st reader for toddlers. Fun & Colorful
I love Eric Carle books. I needed a birthday present for my great nephew who is turning 1 and bought two Carle books and the Very Hungry Caterpillar pull toy as my gift.
I love the book
For my autistic son
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