Saturday, April 25, 2009

In Love With Color : In Love With Carle

Image by Eric Carle

"In the light of the moon, a little egg lay on a leaf."
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle, 1969

Since the epic Eric Carle is in town this weekend for the LA Times Book Festival at UCLA, (the best campus in the country, much less Los Angeles :) it seems like the perfect time to wax poetic about his most well-known masterpiece, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The feast for the eyes celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and the messages of patience and transformation remain as poignant today as they did when we were 6-year-olds taking in Carle's tactile, richly colored pages for the first time. Here's a clip of the author/illustrator talking about how TVHC was born. Warning: you will want to pick him up by the suspenders and take him home!

Eric Carle Talks About the 40th Anniversary of TVHC

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