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What's Your Favourite Animal?

Written by Eric Carle

Anthologies Books for Babies and Toddlers Featured Books for 3+ readers

LoveReading View on What's Your Favourite Animal?

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.

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


What's Your Favourite Animal? Synopsis

Find out what other award-winning author/illustrators' favourite animals are in this stunning new collection from Eric Carle and friends. 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 to squishy snails. Some artists reveal their choices with a personal story, others with a comic turn, but all will undoubtedly inspire children to draw and tell a story about their own favourite animal!

This is the perfect book for any picture book lover with an unbelievable collection of illustrations.  The first of two fantastic picture books from Eric Carle and friends - look out for What's Your Favourite Colour?...coming soon. Children will want to draw and tell a story about their own favourite animal after reading this collection.

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ISBN: 9781406361667
Publication date: 01/10/2015
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Board book

ISBN: 9781406360004
Publication date: 05/03/2015
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781406356519
Publication date: 06/02/2014
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406356519
Publication date: 6th February 2014
Author: Eric Carle
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 40 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Genres: Anthologies

About 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. Click here to read a full biography.

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