I have always loved Eric Carle’s books. One of my earliest memories is the sound of my elementary school librarians’s voice as the grouchy ladybug saying, “You’re not big enough!” Years later, in my Children’s Literature class in grad school, it was easy to choose Carle as the subject of my oral report on a picture book author/illustrator. I even used his painted tissue paper technique to make my own butterfly collage.
Well I was just on his website to look up something for another Carle program to run at my current library and found a link to his blog! Clearly I can’t let that slide without linking to it. There are 30 posts, so it won’t take long to read them all.
While you’re at it, if you want to see another picture book author/illustrator’s blog, check out Peter H. Reynolds’ Stellar Cafe. My first Reynolds book was ish, which I stumbled on quite accidentally. Then I read The Dot because it’s the required text for a week of the Family Story Power program here at the library. I am in love with these books and highly recommend them.