Oh, sigh, Eric Carle! Who doesn't adore Eric Carle? What home have his books not found a way to nestle themselves into? I don't even need to explain how wonderful Eric Carle is. We all know him to be a brilliant storyteller and a brilliant illustrator by his trademark tissue-paper collage illustrations. Here's a current author / illustrator who has already become a classic. One day our children's children will wax nostalgically about their memories of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
I have quite an admiration for Eric Carle, so just imagine how that escalated when I saw him on a Mr. Roger's Neighborhood re-run back in September -- to see two extraordinary talented individuals Fred Rogers and Eric Carle on the TV screen at the same time and then to share that experience with my children -- pretty amazing! I searched You Tube to share that episode with you, especially Carle's fascinating description of his artistic process, but alas it's not to be. However, I did find his explanation of that creative process here.
If you'd like to discover more about Eric Carle, check out his website here. It's a great resource.