We see Eric Carle Day, that’s what we see – join us Friday

By Carmen Ritchie
Young People’s Services – Downtown

Beloved author Eric Carle has brought joy to children for years with his colorful literary creations.

Join us at the library all day this Friday, June 16, as we celebrate this famed author/illustrator and his books. A scavenger hunt, games, crafts and more await – drop in anytime and enjoy the fun. It’s a great way to keep working on your summer reading goals!

And here are some recommendations for works by Eric Carle and authors like him. Enjoy!

carleinsideThe Very Hungry Caterpillar
Author:
Eric Carle

Bold, colorful pictures and simple text take us through a week in the life of the beloved Very Hungry Caterpillar. The story follows the caterpillar from his day of hatching, through his feast of an amazing variety and quantity of foods, to his cocoon slumber and finally his emergence as a beautiful butterfly. Eric Carle’s most famous book definitely doesn’t disappoint.

The Very Busy Spider
Author:
Eric Carle

As the Very Busy Spider spins her web one sunny morning, each animal from the nearby farm comes by and attempts to distract her. Nevertheless, she persists. When she finishes, she shows off not only a beautiful creation, but a useful one as well.

I See a Song
Author: Eric Carle

As a musician plays his violin, the music swirls into colors and shapes, sparkling to life for the reader.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Author: Bill Martin Jr.

Eric Carle’s beautiful depictions of a brown bear, a blue horse, a purple cat, and many others jump off the pages and pair wonderfully with Bill Martin’s rhythmic text.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Author:
Bill Martin Jr.

A, B and C rush up the coconut tree. The rest of the letters of the alphabet follow suit, causing the tree to bend and groan under the weight. Then “Chicka Chicka BOOM BOOM!” and the letters fall into a pile underneath the tree. Brilliant rhyming and humor keep anyone glued to the pages of this classic.

Waiting for Wings
Author:
Lois Ehlert

With simple text, Lois Ehlert shows the life cycle of a butterfly. From the hatching of an egg through the building and emersion out of their cocoons, the butterflies sore colorfully on the page. Included are butterfly and flower facts, as well as instructions on how to build your own butterfly garden.

Llama Llama Red Pajama
Author:
Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama turns bed time into a whole lot of llama drama. Baby Llama is tucked into bed my Mama Llama but his imagination begins to run wild. He cries and hollers until Mama returns, setting his fears to rest. Both parents and children will love this one.

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