Can you imagine a world without 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'? Nor me! Such a simple book- but so clever and so inspiring! I was read this as a child, read it to my own son and have used it in school- both in English and in French!
Today is the birthday of the amazing creator of this and a whole host of other wonderful picture books- Eric Carle. His distinctive collage-style art work and his ability to convey his ideas simply and clearly combine to make his books appealing and memorable- those which children reach for again and again! Bright and cheerful images leap off the page and inspire children to create their own versions and originals in his style.
Author/ illustrator of many titles, Eric Carle's work can be found in every library, school and many homes. His website http://www.eric-carle.com/home.html is full of information, ideas, games and resources. Well worth looking at!
Happy birthday, Mr Carle - and thank you for all your fabulous books!