A small boy follows a coded message to find his birthday surprise. PW noted that this book introduces "pattern recognition, matching shapes, map-reading, and directional relationships in full-color pages that allow preschoolers to participate fully in the enticing adventure."
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Eric Carle is the creator of more than seventy picture books for young readers.
Eric Carle was born in New York, USA. However, when he was just six, he moved with his parents to Germany. In 1952, after graduating from the prestigious Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart, he fulfilled his dream of returning to New York.
Eric Carle has received many distinguished awards and honours for his work, including, in 2003, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his lifetime contribution to children's literature and illustration.
In 2002, fifty years after Carle's return to the United States, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art was opened in Amherst, Massachusetts. Here visitors of all ages can enjoy, in addition to Eric Carle's work, original artwork by other distinguished children's book illustrators from around the world.
Eric Carle es el creador de más de setenta libros ilustrados para niños.
Nació en Syracuse, Nueva York, pero a los seis años de edad se trasladó con sus padres a Alemania. En 1952, tras graduarse de la prestigiosa Akademie der Bildenden Künste de Stuttgart, logró cumplir su sueño de regresar a Nueva York.
Ha recibido muchos e importantes premios y distinciones, entre ellos el Laura Ingalls Wilder Award en 2003, por su aportación global a la literatura y a la ilustración infantil.
En 2002, cincuenta años después de su regreso a los Estados Unidos, se inauguró en Amherst, Massachusetts, el Museo Eric Carle de Libros Ilustrados, donde se exhibe, además de la obra completa de Eric Carle, un buen número de originales de los más destacados ilustradores de libros infantiles del mundo entero.
I wasn't convinced that it was new, but, it is a great book that I was able to get quickly. .Published 1 month ago by Vince Allen
My son was read this book at school and he loved it. He kept asking me to find it so I bought it and he loved it!Published 2 months ago by Serena
I was just a bit disappointed the the main character was a boy and that a puppy was the hidden gift. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Joy Z
The story isn't very engaging and the code is vey basic and rather boring. I was hoping for an interactive reading experience and a preschool appropriate mystery but this fell... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Heidy M.