Eric Carle

Today in Library we will learn about the author Eric Carle.


The library is full of many books written by many different authors.  We are going to begin to look at some books that are all written by the same author--Eric Carle!



What is an author?

What is an illustrator?


Eric Carle is very special because he writes books and also illustrates them.  Eric Carle began his career by drawing pictures for advertisements.  One day, an author named Bill Martin, Jr., asked Eric Carle to do the illustrations for his new book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do You See?  Eric Carle began by creating illustrations for books other people wrote.  Soon Eric Carle began to write his own books.  Eric Carle uses a special technique, called collage, to create his illustrations.  He uses hand-painted papers to make his designs.  He cuts and layers them on top of each other to make each picture look special. 


Let's listen to Eric Carle read one of his books, The Very Hungry Caterpillar:




How did Eric Carle make The Very Hungry Caterpillar?



The Official Eric Carle Web Site



These are a few of the books that Eric Carle has written and illustrated: 





Today in Library we will sequence events in The Very Busy Spider.








Today in Library we will sequence events in The Very Lonely Firefly.





Lonely Firefly Sequencing.flipchart



U3 L3 What Would the Firefly Like Flipchart.flipchart  



Today in Library we will learn about cause and effect
in The Mixed-up Chameleon.


U3 L5 Cause and Effect Flipchart-1.flipchart

Today in Library we will learn about number sets, adding, and subtracting
by reading Rooster's Off to See the World.