Childrens Book day : Eric Carle
Since 1967, on Hans Christen Andersons birthday, International Children’s Book Day has been celebrated.
Reading with your children creates a special bond; it’s a wonderful time to give them your time and attention, to be quiet and relax and to introduce them to the magical world of books, a truly precious gift.
The books you read as a child stay with you for life. For me, being a predominantly visual person, I was naturally drawn to the illustrations. As adults we have little time to indulge our inner child but revisiting these books immediately transports me back to childhood.
Author/Illustrator Eric Carle’s beautifully simple stories and mesmerising, brightly coloured illustrations do just this for me. Through re-reading Carles books to my children, I can share some of these precious memories from my own childhood.
Born June 25, 1929, Carle is most famous for his book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which has been translated into over 30 languages. Since The Very Hungry Caterpillar was published in 1969, he has illustrated more than seventy books, most of which he also wrote and many are best sellers. More than 71 million copies of his books have sold around the world.
Eric Carle in his studio.