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Eric Carle's Animals, Animals [Paperback]

By Eric Carle (Illustrator), Eric Carle (Author) & Laura Whipple (Compiled by)
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Item description for Eric Carle's Animals, Animals by Eric Carle & Laura Whipple...

An illustrated collection of poems by a variety of authors--including Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, Emily Dickinson, and Jack Prelutsky--describes the peculiarities of pets and wild and domestic animals. An ALA Notable Book. Reprint.

Publishers Description
From leaping, flying fish to dancing butterflies, and camels that "trollop along," Eric Carle's brilliant and colorful collage designs bring to life animal poems from such diverse sources as Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, Rudyard Kipling, Emily Dickinson, and Jack Prelutsky, as well as Bible verses, Japanese haiku, American Indian poems and more. This celebration of the wonder and variety of earth's animals is "joyous...a book to be shared" (Booklist, starred review).

Citations And Professional Reviews
Eric Carle's Animals, Animals by Eric Carle & Laura Whipple has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 652
  • Publishers Weekly - 10/11/1999 page 78
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 291
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 413

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Putnam Juvenile
Pages   82
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.38" Width: 8.76" Height: 0.3"
Weight:   0.95 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 1999
Publisher   Putnam Juvenile
Age  4-8
ISBN  0698118553  
ISBN13  9780698118553  

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More About Eric Carle & Laura Whipple

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.

Spanish Bio:
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.

Eric Carle has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Aladdin Picture Books
  2. Brown Bear and Friends
  3. Classic Board Book
  4. Henry Holt Big Books
  5. My First Reader (Hardcover)
  6. Paperstar Book
  7. Penguin Young Readers: Level 2
  8. Penguin Young Readers: Level 3
  9. Ready-To-Read - Level 1 (Quality)
  10. Ready-To-Read - Level Pre1 (Cloth)
  11. Ready-To-Read - Level Pre1 (Quality)
  12. Slide and Find
  13. World of Eric Carle

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2Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > General > Fiction
3Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > General > Nonfiction
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6Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Poetry > General
7Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Poetry
8Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8

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This oversized book does indeed belong on the bookshelf of every child. They just do not come much better. The wonderful art work by Eric Carle is worth the price of the book alone (If I could afford it, I would dearly love to have one of his originals hanging on my office or home wall). The entire book is made up of Carle's wonderful paintings of various animals, and each is accompanied by a poem written by some of the best poets in the world. The author has included the works of Ogden Nash, Rudyard Kipling, John Gardner, Jack Prelutsky, Ben Franklin, The Talmud, Emily Dickinson, D.H. Lawrence and many many more. The research that went into this book must have been quite a task, but the author has done his job well! This is a wonderful way to expose a child to great art and to great poetry at the same time. Each poem or rhyme fits the animal being depicted perfectly. A word of advise to parents...some of the poems, for instance, some of the work by Nash, have "made up" words in them. Most children are bright enough to figure this out for themselves, but for those children that have not been exposed to this particular mode and technique, it may take some adult explaining. They may not be able to, or be mature enough, to appreciate these wonderful play on words. This is a minor detail though and not of great concern. While this work is considered a "children's book," it can be enjoyed by adults just as much. Good art and good poetry have no age limits. This work, due to it's size, is ideal to read to a class room full of kids or just a good book for a quick bed time read. recommend this one highly.
Justin in San Antonio, 11 yrs  Apr 13, 2007
I thought the book was okay, but it might be more suitable for small kids. Some of the poems had made up words that were kind of like Dr. Suess type words. That's why I think little kids would like it better.

I did like Eric Carle's art in the book, and every poem had a picture with it that was colorful. I think it would be a good book for my little cousins because it was about animals and most of the poems were short so they won't get bored.
A favorite of my two-year-old twins  Mar 4, 2006
I had this book on the top shelf of the kids' (two year old boy and girl) bookcase for safe-keeping until they got a little older and a little better at page-turning. It's far too nice a book, I thought, to be torn and wrinkled by a couple of toddlers who can't even appreciate it. It contains a wonderful variety of poems, and Eric Carle's artwork is stunning. He devotes a two-page spread to most of the animals; the whale at the beginning takes up four pages.

At one point, one of the children spotted this book and expressed an interest, so I got it down and read a few poems to them. I carefully replaced it on the top shelf. They began requesting it more and more, and soon protested when I returned it to the shelf beyond their reach. I gave in, and let them leaf through it -- under my supervision. Finally realizing that it was senseless to limit their handling of this book they so obviously enjoyed, I moved the pristine hardcover to a lower shelf.

I had no idea that two-year-olds would enjoy this poetry so much. While some of the poems are certainly at their language level, many are more advanced, and the kids request those just as often. I frequently find them looking through the book, naming the animals ("duck-billed platypus") and quoting portions of the poems ("lays eggs like a bird").

Now my son cannot even bear to part with this book at night, so it (along with a few others) goes into the crib with him. The binding is loosening and a few pages are torn, but I'll gladly spend another $22.99 to replace it, if necessary. It's a small price to pay for what may become a real love and appreciation for poetry.
fantastic!!!  Nov 26, 2005
This is a fantastic book, full of wonderful poetry and Eric Carle's trademark collage art. This book includes poetry selections that span the cultures, including Native American, aboriginal, and Japanese to name a few. Many of the big names in poetry are here, from Shakespeare to Ogden Nash. I especially liked the reference to creation included with a quote from Genesis and a picture of a whale. My personal favorite poem in the book is "Mother Doesn't Want a Dog," and why "She's making a mistake." This is a great introduction to poetry for children that the whole family loves. Truly a great addition to my homeschool library.
Animal collection  Mar 2, 2004
This book contains a collection of animal poems. The sources of the poems are quite varied, from Emily Dickinson, to the Bible, to Japanese haikus. All sorts of animals are featured, from fireflies to hippopotami. There are no scary bits, and the pictures are great. At the end of the book is an index of the animals and a table of contents by first lines to help you find your favorite poems. The book has about 2900 words.

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