Eric Carle
Eric Carle
Eric Carle
Favorite Books

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
written by Bill Martin Jr, 1967
Appealing animals in bold colors are seen and named in a rhyming question-and-response text that delights as it invites young readers and listeners to participate actively.


1, 2, 3 to the Zoo
1, 2, 3 to the Zoo
1, 2, 3 to the Zoo, 1968
Fun and learning add up to a perfect 10 in this eloquent but wordless counting book. Bright pictures tell the story: each car on the train has one more zoo animal than the one before it, and all arrive happily at the zoo in a dramatic foldout finale.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, 1969
This all-time favorite not only follows the very hungry caterpillar as it grows from egg to cocoon to beautiful butterfly, but also teaches the days of the week, counting, good nutrition and more. Striking pictures and cleverly die-cut pages offer interactive fun.
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Pancakes, Pancakes!
Pancakes, Pancakes!
Pancakes, Pancakes!, 1970
Jack wants some pancakes, but first he must gather eggs from the chickens, wheat from the farmer, flour from the miller, milk from the cow, etc. His mother shows him how to cook and flip them, and hungry Jack knows what to do with them next.


The Tiny Seed
The Tiny Seed
The Tiny Seed, 1970
Poetic but simple text and lovely collage pictures dramatize the life cycle of all plants, as one tiny seed grows into an enormous sunflower, which then produces more seeds in its turn.

How Eric Carle Paints his Pictures:
http://www.eric-carle.com/slideshow_paint.html

Choose a picture from one of Eric Carles Books and draw it on the big white paper.
Now we are going to be illustrators!

Fun Activity: The Very Clumsy Click Beetle
To make click beetles, cut out and decorate beetles from construction paper. Hot glue the paper beetles onto wooden clothespins. Place the beetle on the floor and push the end of the clothespin. It will “click” and flip! Sometimes it will land on its back, and sometimes it will land on its feet.

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