We spent the afternoon learning more about Eric Carle and his book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Mrs. Wright, our Reading Coordinator, told us about the JumpStart Read for the Record day which focused on this wonderful book. Can you believe it has been 40 years since it was published?
The first photo shows students from
Mrs. Pearce's 2nd grade class enjoying the videos of Eric Carle talking about his book and also Carle's reading of his classic.
The second photo has some students from Mrs. St. Clair's 3rd grade class enjoying the website videos on our SMART Board.
If you like to share good websites with your child, try www.eric-carle.com to get these short videos, pictures and video of the artist at work, a coloring sheet, and more. If you really enjoy his work and art from other picture book illustrators, you might want to make a trip to Amherst, MA to the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. It's a fantastic place and quite worth the 2-3 hour drive. There are changing exhibits of many illustrators, a gift shop, and a wonderful place for children and families to make art.
Finally, the photo below is of the master author/illustrator, Eric Carle, reading our featured book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Congratulations and Happy 40th Anniversary!