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The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and R. Michelson Galleries have got us covered

The weekend before last, my younger son and I had a splendid time visiting the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and attending the opening reception of the R. Michelson Galleries 34th Annual Children’s Illustration Celebration. We arrived at the Carle just too late to see the Telling Tales &...

Caterpillar Man: Remembering Eric Carle

The artist in his studio, circa 2015. Photo (c) The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. The news of Eric Carle’s (1929–2021) death last May sparked a worldwide outpouring of affection from four generations of readers who were moved to recall the joy his books had given them over...

A Note from Me (May 28, 2021)

Dear friends: ALA is upon us! At least in HB land — I was just looking at layouts of The Speeches, gorgeous, and great speeches as well. That’s all you’ll get out of me. In her tenure as HB editor, Anita Silvey limited herself to saying “they aren’t too long,”...

Goodbye to Two of the Greats

We were sorry to lose Lois Ehlert (May 25th) and Eric Carle (May 23rd), both of whose picture books for young children are everywhere in library collections and tucked into strollers, piled on night tables, scattered among toys and best beloved stuffies. Master collagists and colorists both, Eric and Lois added...

Five questions for Eric Carle

In The Nonsense Show, iconic picture-book creator Eric Carle reveals depths of previously unknown daffiness. A human baby sits in a kangaroo’s pouch, a lion is a people-tamer, a mouse catches a cat. Adults will appreciate the matter-of-fact surrealism; kids will simply find the whole thing a riotous hoot.1. There's...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Friends - Play & Explore app review

Digital reproductions of beautiful watercolor-painted collages from some of Eric Carle’s most popular picture books take center stage as "3D pop-ups" in a new, colorful app, The Very Hungry CaterpillarTM & Friends - Play & Explore (StoryToys, 2014). Though this activity app for the youngest users does not contain any...

Studio Views: What a Find!

A long time ago, long before I could call myself a bookmaker, I was just a lowly college student in Ann Arbor working toward my degree in art from the University of Michigan. I like to tell people, though, that my real education came from a ramshackle bookstore a few...

Review of The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse

The Artist Who Painted 
a Blue Horseby Eric Carle; illus. by the authorPreschool    Philomel    32 pp.10/11    978-0-399-25713-1    $17.99In its simplest interpretation, Carle’s book is about an artist — perhaps a child, perhaps an adult — who paints animals the “wrong” color. There is the titular blue horse, a red alligator,...

The one, the only

Eric Carle will appear at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA the weekend of July 15th and 16th.On Saturday, July 15th, at 5 p.m., Mr. Carle will host a ceremony to honor his mentor Leo Lionni and unveil Mr. Lionni's bronze sculpture Imaginary Garden. A...

My Very First App review

From coloring books to flash cards, baby journals to stuffed animals, adaptations of Eric Carle’s tissue collage illustrations seem endless. Night & Day Studios has reshaped Carle’s work for the iPad, releasing My Very First App in December 2010. This was the first of the company’s two apps adapting recognizable...

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