This highly original collage of words and pictures by and about Eric Carle echoes Carle's artistic style, hailed by one contributor for its "powerful simplicity. . . clear shapes. . . bold colors. . . and the stories that teach without being didactic." Central to the book are Carle's autobiography, a reprint of his 1990 Library of Congress speech, and his art-a photo essay, book illustrations, and an international bibliography. Other voices add shading. A brief introduction, for example, in which Carle's American editor recounts their working relationship, provides critical context. His German editor examines the dramatic elements in Carle's stories. And a Japanese art curator speaks of colors "far beyond any human sense of color." Like Carle's books for children, the inviting page design encourages careful consideration of what he calls his "dabs of color"-the personal and professional influences upon artistic style. The book will engage adolescents and adults already familiar with Carle's work, but it is especially suited to professionals interested in the origins of creativity.
Sue Burgess, Framingham (MA) State College
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Carle is one of the most beloved illustrators of children's books. This retrospective is more than just an appreciation of his art, however. The book also contains an insightful autobiography illustrated with personal photographs, an anecdotal essay by his longtime editor, a photographic essay on how Carle creates his collages, and writings by Carle and his colleagues. Still, it is the artwork in the oversize volume that seizes the imagination. More than 60 of his full-color collage pictures are handsomely reproduced and serve as a statement of Carle's impressive talent. Ilene Cooper --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.See all Editorial Reviews
A masterful book about one of the masterful children's writers. I am a fan!Published 7 months ago by Howard Myers
I love this book. It's like the Eric Carle Museum in a book. I do a complete author on Eric Carle with my class of five year olds. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Margaret Ready
The vivid colors. The techniques. Eric Carle's talent brings a combination of beauty and imagination to all his work in this book and others.Published 17 months ago by 55Ford
I love his stories and his art. I am trying to learn how to do the pictures from his pages of explanation. I hoped for more pictures. I have several of his books. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Judy
I bought this for my boyfriend who has a very tender spot in his heart for Eric Carle. He was so excited to get this book and to read about the man and his process. Read morePublished on May 15, 2013 by Holly Thompson
just as cool as ever. eric carle crosses generational boundaries with mass appeal. this book is exactly what i want for our new grandbaby's room.Published on March 15, 2013 by annp77