Eric Carle By Miss Katie May 3, 2005
Scavenger Hunt Your task is to listen and look for the following things about Eric Carle and his books: *Where is Eric from? *What is the title of his newest book or what is it about? *How does he illustrate his books? *Where do the themes of the books come from? *Does Eric have any children of his own? Explore his website by clicking on the following link. http://www.eric-carle.com/
Eric was born in Syracuse, NY in 1929 The first book that he illustrated was Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? He has illustrated more than 70 books His art work is created in collage technique. The books are usually about nature and the world. Eric has two grown-up children, a son and a daughter. He has won many awards for his books. He now lives in Northampton, MA. About Eric Carle
This book is based on a true story of rubber ducks and other tub toys that fell overboard and washed up on shores around the world. *Who do you think the ducks run into in the ocean while they are traveling the world? *Where do you think the ducks visit? *Check out this site to see where the ducks might have visited! 10 Little Rubber Ducks http://www.childrensatlas.com/intro.html
The Very Hungry Caterpillar The Very Hungry Caterpillar, 1969 This all-time favorite not only follows the very hungry caterpillar as it grows from egg to cocoon to beautiful butterfly, but also teaches the days of the week, counting, good nutrition and more. Click on the link below to learn more about caterpillars and butterflies! http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience/butterfly/
The Very Quiet Cricket The Very Quiet Cricket, 1990In the story, a young cricket longs to make a sound by rubbing his wings together as many other crickets do. How he finally gets his wish is a romantic tale as well as a first look at natural history for the very young. *What do you think the male cricket is saying to the female cricket? *What do you think the cricket is saying to the other insects in the story? *Draw a picture of another creature the cricket might greet in paint.
The Grouchy Ladybug The Grouchy Ladybug, 1977 A grouchy ladybug who is looking for a fight challenges everyone it meets regardless of their size or strength. How this bumptious bug gets its comeuppance and learns the pleasures to be gained by cheerfulness and good manners is an amusing lesson in social behavior. Click on the link below to complete the Kidspiration template for what makes you grouchy. http://www.vickiblackwell.com/lit/ladybug.html How many dots are on a ladybug? Click on the link below to find the answer and to learn more about ladybugs! http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/content/ask_earl/20020402.html
Think! • Think of all of the Eric Carle books that we have read so far. • What is your favorite Eric Carle book? • Make a book of your own similar to your favorite Eric Carle book. Ex. The Very Grouchy Sara or The Very Hungry Jon • Materials are available in the writing center.
K’s as Illustrators Eric illustrates his books by creating collages. In the art center, create your own collage for your book. There are tons of fabrics, paints, crayons, markers, glitter, tissue paper and other materials for you to use. Remember, you want your book in The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art! Have fun!!
References http://www.childrensatlas.com/intro.html http://www.eric-carle.com/ http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience/butterfly/ http://school.discovery.com/clipart/category/anmt4.html http://www.vickiblackwell.com/lit/ladybug.html http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/content/ask_earl/20020402.html