What's Your Favourite Animal? by Eric Carle
  

What's Your Favourite Animal?

Written by Eric Carle

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March 2015 Book of the Month Eric Carle, the world-famous creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, loves animals – especially cats. His cat Fiffi is the first favourite animal followed by Peter McCarty’s great big Bunny and Rosemary Wells rather small dog! Lane Smith’s favourite is a handsome elephant while Jon Klassen likes ducks best. Each illustrator has created an original picture in this special catalogue reflecting a wide range of talents.

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All roylaties from this book will be donated to The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, which was founded by Eric and Barbara Carle in 2002. The Carle exhibits original illlustrations created by picture book artists from around the world. A perfect first art museum experience for children, the museum invites guests to get creative and feel inspired in its galleries, art studio, theatre and picture book library. You can visit The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts, US or at carlemuseum.org.

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What's Your Favourite Animal? by Eric Carle

Bringing together some of the finest modern children's-book illustrators of our time - Jon Klassen, Eric Carle, Lucy Cousins, Nick Bruel, Susan Jeffers, Steven Kellogg, Tom Litchtenheld, Peter McCarty, Chris Raschka, Peter Sis, Lane Smith, Erin Stead, Rosemary Wells, Mo Willems.

Eric Carle asks, What's your favourite animal? and the result is an astonishingly colourful parade of animals, from giraffes with their heads in the clouds to fuzzy dogs and squishy snails. Some artists reveal their choices with a personal story, others with a comic turn; all will undoubtedly inspire children to draw and tell a story about their own favourite animal!

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each picture is a work of art, sometimes humorous, sometimes (alongside the text) gently thought provoking... Readers of any age will enjoy the pictures * Books for Keeps * This is a delightful idea for a book . . . a stunning showcase of artistic talent and a book to treasure for years. * Daily Mail * The illustrations are witty and warm, and each contributor provides surprising or heartfelt reasons for choosing their favourites. A treat for picture book and animal lovers everywhere. * Children's Books Ireland Recommended Read * Each spread, in its unique way is both visually striking and verbally entertaining. -- Red Reading Hub * Red Reading Hub *

About the Author

Eric Carle

Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world and has been translated into more than 50 languages and sold over 33 million copies. Since the Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 110 million copies of his books have sold around the world.

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Paperback
40 pages

Author

Eric Carle
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

5th March 2015

ISBN

9781406360004

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