Item description for Hello, Red Fox by Eric Carle...
Overview Guests at Little Frog's birthday party include the red fox, the purple butterfly, the orange cat, and other colorful animals
Publishers Description Mama Frog gets a big surprise when the guests arrive for Little Frog's birthday party: Red Fox looks green to her Orange Cat looks blue What has gone wrong? With the active help of the reader, Little Frog shows Mama Frog how to see the animals in their more familiar colors. Is it magic? No, it's a remarkable function of the human eye. As Little Frog demonstrates, anyone can do it. Small readers will enjoy taking part in the fun of changing the colors of the animals. And they will laugh at the effect they themselves can create at the end of the story when Mama Frog gives Little Frog an embarrassing birthday kiss Eric Carle believes that learning should be a joyful experience. In this imaginative book he invites young readers to discover complementary colors while enjoying the amusing story of Little Frog and his colorful friends.
Awards and Recognitions Hello, Red Fox by Eric Carle has received the following awards and recognitions -
Buckaroo Book Award - 2000-2001 Nominee - Children's category
Citations And Professional Reviews Hello, Red Fox by Eric Carle has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/1998
Publishers Weekly - 01/26/1998 page 91
Kirkus Review - Children - 02/01/1998 page 194
Booklist - 04/01/1998 page 1329
School Library Journal - 07/01/1998 page 71
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/1998 page 270
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Studio: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.6" Width: 10.62" Height: 0.36" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 1998
Publisher Simon & Schuster
ISBN 0689817754 ISBN13 9780689817755
Availability 0 units.
More About Eric Carle
The secret of Eric Carle’s books’ appeal lies in his intuitive understanding of and respect for children, who sense in him instinctively someone who shares their most cherished thoughts and emotions.
The themes of his stories are usually drawn from his extensive knowledge and love of nature—an interest shared by most small children. Besides being beautiful and entertaining, his books always offer the child the opportunity to learn something about the world around them. It is his concern for children, for their feelings and their inquisitiveness, for their creativity and their intellectual growth that, in addition to his beautiful artwork, makes the reading of his books such a stimulating and lasting experience.
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.
Carle says: “With many of my books I attempt to bridge the gap between the home and school. To me home represents, or should represent; warmth, security, toys, holding hands, being held. School is a strange and new place for a child. Will it be a happy place? There are new people, a teacher, classmates—will they be friendly?
I believe the passage from home to school is the second biggest trauma of childhood; the first is, of course, being born. Indeed, in both cases we leave a place of warmth and protection for one that is unknown. The unknown often brings fear with it. In my books I try to counteract this fear, to replace it with a positive message. I believe that children are naturally creative and eager to learn. I want to show them that learning is really both fascinating and fun.”
Eric Carle has two grown-up children, a son and a daughter. With his wife Barbara, he divides his time between the Florida Keys and the hills of North Carolina.
Eric Carle es el creador de mas de setenta libros ilustrados para ninos.
Nacio en Syracuse, Nueva York, pero a los seis anos de edad se traslado con sus padres a Alemania. En 1952, tras graduarse de la prestigiosa Akademie der Bildenden Kunste de Stuttgart, logro cumplir su sueno de regresar a Nueva York.
Ha recibido muchos e importantes premios y distinciones, entre ellos el Laura Ingalls Wilder Award en 2003, por su aportacion global a la literatura y a la ilustracion infantil.
En 2002, cincuenta anos despues de su regreso a los Estados Unidos, se inauguro en Amherst, Massachusetts, el Museo Eric Carle de Libros Ilustrados, donde se exhibe, ademas de la obra completa de Eric Carle, un buen numero de originales de los mas destacados ilustradores de libros infantiles del mundo entero.
Eric Carle currently resides in New York. Eric Carle was born in 1929.
Reviews - What do customers think about Hello Red Fox?
Cool, and Educational! Feb 9, 2007
I have always loved Eric Carle's books, but this one is a particular favorite. First of all, it involves a fox (which happens to be my last name), but it also handles a subject most children's books don't touch - opposite colors. You could even use it for older kids to teach about the cone cells in your eyes, but for little kids it's a really fun "optical illusion" that helps them see the opposite colors. It's art, it's science, and it capitalizes on a child's curiosity.
despite the eye strain a book with something to say about perception and creating Jan 24, 2007
I read this book to my first graders today. Although it feels like yesterday, I actually have read it since 1989, or enough years to have a fairly good working idea about which day to use it and how to use it within the learning environment.I recommend when you have passed the point in the year where you are still pulling for meaning. For me this is January, if I did my work now we are making connection, discussing, respecting others thinking and understand we are in a search for meaning making. Such is my room.
Carle creates books with bits of interactive spark, or a "catch", really for young children with a creative turn. It's obvious that he thinks in new and innovative ways even in the world of children's books which can be a field with innovation. At his best the idea reinforces obvious skills such as days of week or number pattern, and at times exceeds this with connection to understandings at a little bit higher level, a stretch if you will, for those students also listening with you who are divergent or visual, or perhaps learning to think in open ended or visioning ways. It might be said primary instruction is easily built around his work. With the right mind-set his work can push your children to think in dynamic ways. Although currently in Under-performing schools with restrictive basic skill driven directed Instruction you see his pieces less and less as they aren't part of basal readers...really. It's just very strange. Which brings me to something I really want to say first about this book. I really think it's better to buy the hardback version. As you read you will be exploring the color construct of ghost images and after staring a long while at a color image moving your head to see the after image on a white page, the next page. This is so much more sturdy and easier held and handled in the hardback. It's important to know this going in, if buying this for teaching or working with students or your child. This one I'd spend the money for sure.. I am using it as a piece in After-School arts programming so I thought I should start speaking to practicality.
The book looks at the color wheel. Often as a child I thought about color, liking to draw and finding I had a capacity to make images and respond in this manner to my world. I wondered how the color wheel, which teachers I thought then always dragged out to start the art year was so rather academically and boringly just their lack of insight into what to say...I hold to that.....(then of course they always started hounding in on perspective)...well you sat learning opposites in colors. It's useful in color mixing (often they even forgot to tell you that)but long color wheel dialogs are dull. Kids don't retain it, it's purely "about" rather than 'is'. Carle gives you a taste of what American colorists and physics of light and color classes can bring to you.... science can bring.
Some lessons about how the brain and eye work.Wow. That's cool to do.
Just yesterday my husband spent hours discussing and presenting for me sophisticated material on how the brain perceives relative to light and where the 2.0 web is taking us artistically/perceptually or how it is "envisioned" in the new century...this shows children the 'rightness' and sourcing for these color pairs. How did we create the color wheel. Here is an answer. One having to do with how we work biologically.well at least for the young a start.. As each animal comes to a birthday party they are called by their opposite color name. A dot mid animal is stared at for some ten seconds, eyes are shifted to the opposite page where indeed the animal is now 'seen' as ghost image in the opposite color. It was fascinating to my students and they recalled the pairings after reading which frankly surprised me. At the start of the year after mixing colored waters they did not recall later which two made which color requiring many, many varied and rich experiences to 'get it" and kind of worrying me frankly about what kind of year this was going to be.
I have two things to say. It can really tire the eyes. It causes eye strain. I'd say its a fantastic book and way to do this with a warning you will tire their eyes. And you need to understand this isn't a really natural thing to repeat this many times. I go into this saying after they really do get the point they can stop if their eyes are tired and often they do self select that. We are obviously all different. It's an unusual experience and I think worth it. Magic eye posters used to do this to me, but I never saw those images having vision really just in one eye, so it's kind of like that...
The other thing I wanted to say was that I think this is best presented quietly, calmly and I like to follow it with painting. I have a Picasso project I use which talks of primary and secondary colors, too long for this to describe, but excellent for children to expand the color wheel concept. For me Joseoh Albers really turned me around about the use of color, the process one is using in making. There is often more applied science, more math, more calculation and more logic systems at work in creating than is understood by someone looking at a visual artist who additionally is conveying the "message", there is simply in color alone several physics courses of dialog taking places between the artist image, material and viewer tho I know many prefer to talk of artistic impulses, moods, mental states. Later as art evolves into perspective and into representations of symbolic meaning one again is really seeing as we look at master work such as Picasso the pictorial equivalent of the constructs and conceptions of Einstein. And interestingly as I now understand our medium to move to the images of media-screens in rooms lit in cyberland, as I hear of chips implanted in brains to alter the brains understandings of what's seen, I understand the functioning of light and brain in much richer way...... as taught in my math and science and immediately relate to the artistic implications. Some of us, as Carle does so well, relate idea through this construct. It is actually a thinking tool. Buckminster Fuller understood that very well. I don't think artists then "struggle for their art" except we struggle just exactly like everyone and to pay bills, and to see and create these relationships what they often additionally struggle with is being understood in process of mind and brain....by those without the connection.Those who are in a sense idealizing them, projecting boheme on them. Additionally as Carle relates of his childhood when a teacher told his parent of his talent,changing their world view and changing his understanding of his validity over pathology, the intelligence of the being if found in this form, in a world of few and fewer makers, is needing those who work with, or who surround these individuals to respond with some level of understanding of their gift.And my God the training they will undergo. It's enormous. It really seems to me using his work with students as a body of literature plugged into the school days broadens the experience and for some few students is an essential link to someone who 'sees' a bit differently.
My students were amazed by this and really ready to move into discussion of how the eye and brain work. We then looked at Escher and at Pop art-at the Talking Heads album cover-the red and green one from about 76 that danced perceptually to talk about visual field.Listened to music doing that too. Pretty extraordinary discussions for 6 year olds and much richer than ...this is "red". Thanks to Carle you have an artist teaching you about the science of his world and the practical daily understandings one is applying in rational decision making in work that some often discount as "art" or expression of inner demons or irrational process.
Okay I'm a first grade teacher and artist. If you are just a mom or pop, buy the book. You'll love it with your young child.
Visual fun! Mar 16, 2006
This short book is an excellent tool to use in a psychology class, in the area of biopsychology, and study of the brain, sensation, and perception. It is a fun book that engages the students immediately - no matter what age level they may be!
WUNNERFULL, WUNNERFUL Aug 2, 2005
IT WAS SO GOOD WE EVEN KEPT THE DUPLICATE SHIPMENT. GOOD BOOK, GOOD SERVICE. KEEP IT UP.
Eric Carles the best! Aug 30, 2004
This is one of my favorite authors and he never lets me down. This book has an interesting story and is so creative. When we look at the pictures we have lots of fun waiting to see the animals change color but I am also getting my kids to count anywhere from 10 to 20 each time we turn the page which is great for preschoolers. To make it easier to see, we found that once we count to our designated number, we blink quickly and then the new color appears. Buy this for your kids and you won't regret it!