Eric Carle's books for children are known world wide. Today, June 25th, is his Birthday so I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you.
Mister Seahorse  by Eric Carle.
When Mrs. Seahorse lays her eggs, she does it on Mr. Seahorse's belly! She knows he will take good care of them. While he swims waiting for the eggs to hatch, he meets some other underwater fathers caring for their babies: Mr. Tilapia, who carries his babies in his mouth; Mr. Kurtus, who keeps his on his head; and Mr. Catfish, who is baby-sitting his young hatchlings. Eric Carle has done it again, with astonishingly beautiful collage illustrations and a story that introduces the very young to the wonders of aquatic life, and some very special daddies. A "hide and seek" feature with acetate overlays adds a colorful surprise
Dream Snow  by Eric Carle.
In this musical and sound effects book, a farmer celebrates Christmas after the first snowfall. When he awakens from a Christmas Eve dream about a snowstorm, the farmer discovers that it has really snowed. Putting on his red suit, he goes outside, puts gifts under the Christmas tree for his animals, and presses a button near the tree, creating a most surprising musical treat for children everywhere.
The Very Clumsy Click Beetle  by Eric Carle.
A clumsy young click beetle learns to land on its feet with encouragement from various animals and a wise old beetle. An electronic chip with a built-in battery creates clicking sounds to accompany the story.
Hello, Red Fox  by Eric Carle
Small readers will enjoy taking part in the fun of changing the colors of the animals. And they will laugh at the effect they themselves can create at the end of the story when Mama Frog gives Little Frog an embarrassing birthday kiss! Eric Carle believes that learning should be a joyful experience. In this imaginative book he invites young readers to discover complementary colors while enjoying the amusing story of Little Frog and his colorful friends.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar  by Eric Carle.
Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep to wake up a butterfly.
The Very Busy Spider  by Eric Carle.
The farm animals try to divert a busy little spider from spinning her web, but she persists and produces a thing of both beauty and usefulness. The pictures may be felt as well as seen.
The Mixed-Up Chameleon  by Eric Carle.
A bored chameleon wishes it could be more like all the other animals it sees, but soon decides it would rather just be itself. Cutouts along the edges of the pages display various animals and colors...with hilarious results.
The Art Of Eric Carle  by Eric Carle
Eric Carle is one of the world's most beloved artists of children's books. Creator of the classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar, he has captured the imagination of millions of children and adults with his bold, colorful collage illustrations. Eric Carle's life and work are explored in this comprehensive portrait that includes more than sixty full-color illustrations from his books.
Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?  by Bill Martin Jr.; pictures by Eric Carle.
Illustrations and rhyming text present ten different endangered animals in this easy-reader version of the 2003 tale. Includes note to parents and teachers, as well as activities.