Illustrating Thursdays: Eric Carle

Illustrating Thursdays is a new meme Created and Hosted here on I’ll Read Anything Once. Along with reading, one of my great loves is art and illustration. Illustrating Thursdays is made to show off both. Favorite picture books or illustrations from a book, illustrations or art based on a book, or art that reminds you of a book you love are all fair game. Make sure to credit the artists and provide info on the books you choose. If you want to participate please do! Leave a link to your posts in the comments and link us in your post. (we’re working on a widget for everyone to use when they participate in the future).

Today’s Book(s): The Art of Eric Carle

Author: Eric Carle

Publisher: Philomel Books (Subsidiary of Penguin)

The Art of Eric Carle is fantastic and I highly recommend it to fans of the author/illustrator. It’s a combination of Art Book, autobiography and photo journal, with insights from Carle and people who have worked closely with him through the years. It’s a fascinating look into his creative process and his growth as an artist.

I love everything Eric Carle chooses to be. Carle lends a unique style to the art he creates, you can’t mistake his illustrations for anyone else’s. Beautiful and striking his creations seem to spring from the very imaginations of the children who love his work. His stories are so playful and engaging that even as an adult I am charmed by them. My Favorites include:

Bonus Points:

Try this fun craft for Carle fans with your kids (or yourself).

The full tutorial is over at InspireMe Crafts and would be an amazing addition to a lesson plan including Carle’s works (or just as a fun kids craft or nursery decoration).

UPDATE: Cute Food for Kids has a great roundup of recipes, crafts, and accessories inspired by Carle’s A Very Hungry Caterpillar!


2 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you so much for the link ,and all the sweet comments you gave me on my blog. Happy Halloween ^,^


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