The Very Hungry CaterpillarConsumer Rating
- Number of Pages: 13
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
"In the light from the moon a little egg lay on a leaf. And no doubt you know what happens next! This five-by-four-inch miniature edition is truly tiny, with tiny type, but it's a nice size for tiny hands to hold and flip by way of the images. More than 12 million copies of this book happen to be sold in its original, full-sized edition, and also the beloved tale of science and gluttony has been translated into 20 languages. A fun gift package for caterpillar fans. Kids love butterfly metamorphosis stories, and this popular favorite teaches counting and the days of the week, too. (Baby to preschool) --Karin Snelson"So begins Eric Carle's modern classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Despite its diminished state, the book is complete in each and every detail, following the ravenous caterpillar's path as he eats his way through one apple (together with the pages with the book itself) on Monday, two pears on Tuesday, 3 plums on Wednesday, and so on, through cherry pie and sausage--until he is really fat and functions a stomachache.
Eric Carle and Tomie de Paola: Author One-on-One Eric Carle is the creator, author, and illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and numerous other children's books. Tomie de Paola: I do, too. I was so inspired by this book, and also the opportunity to illustrate it changed my life. Tomie de Paola: Christmas is my favorite holiday. My style started to develop early in art school, and through the years, it hasn't changed very much, but it has refined itself. I've usually been curious to know, what inspired you to develop to be a creator and illustrator of picture books? How would you describe your artistic style, and has it changed more than time? I desire to be encouraging but I can only offer the example of my personal experience, which is just one specific strategy. Tomie de Paola: How do you feel knowing that a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar is sold every 30 seconds, somewhere in the planet? But you need to use your personal imagination. After that, I began to develop my own books, both words and pictures, and genuinely it was then that I had found my true course in life. My favorite Christmas was the one when I received tons and tons of art supplies: something from an easel to paints, pads and pads of paper, and “ the best way to draw” books. You have to just do it. Well, I was set on fire! I like to use easy shapes, bright colors along with a whole lot of white space. People often ask me what advice I would give to young artists. How about your Strega Nona. And speaking of holidays, isn't your favorite holiday Christmas. Eric Carle: My profession began as a graphic designer and for a number of years I worked as an art director for an advertising agency in New York. Eric Carle: On The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day, March 20th, I will most likely be at residence with my wife, Bobbie (I am a bit of a hermit, actually ). In the mid 1960's Bill Martin, Jr. saw an ad of a red lobster that I had designed and asked me to illustrate his Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? At one specific meeting a doodle appeared of a tiny lady having a big nose and a big chin. I always think of the wonderful advice I received from my twin cousins when they were in art school inside the late '30s. How would you describe yours? Eric Carle: My aim with my perform is commonly to simplify and refine, be logical and harmonious. Eric Carle: It is challenging for me, maybe for others too, to grasp this concept. Tomie de Paola: When I was only 4 years old, I announced to my loved ones in particular and to the world in common that I was going to turn out to be an artist, and write stories and draw photographs for books. Tomie de Paola is the author and illustrator of Strega Nona: Her Story and countless other books. They told me, “ Practice, practice, practice and don't copy. I never swayed from that early declaration. But I will possibly be saying a tiny toast to the caterpillar for whom I have a distinctive spot in my heart. Can you share how she came to be? She is a single of your most popular characters. Do you have a specific Christmas memory? That is constantly where I start. The only audience I keep in mind is that four-year-old in me. They recently had a conversation about their careers as picture book authors. I write for the child inside of me. But I am truly honored that my story is enjoyed by so numerous and that it is now being shared by a generation of parents who grew up with my book. Tomie de Paola: My illustration style is heavily influenced by folk art--strong simple shapes, bold lines, color, color, color and a deceptive simplicity. Tomie de Paola: In the '70s when I was teaching at a college, we were necessary to attend faculty meetings. ” Eric Carle: I frequently tell people about the four magic letters: DO IT. A Look Inside The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Board Book) (Click on Images to Enlarge) Everyone believed I was taking notes. Now, I have a question for you, Tomie. Speaking of history, how will you be celebrating the third annual Very Hungry Caterpillar Day this year? There are fairly a few wonderful artists to learn about, which is important. I named her Strega Nona, and the rest is history. I always sat in the back with a yellow legal pad.
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