Monday, November 17, 2014

What's Your Favorite Animal?

What's Your Favorite Animal?

Picture book
Wouldn't it be great if fourteen well known and loved children's
book illustrators drew and wrote about their favorite critters? Admit
it. Even if that concept had never before crossed your mind you're
agreeing with me. You're in luck. That's exactly what you get in
What's Your Favorite Animal? by Eric Carle and friends. In its very
colorful pages you see that:
*Eric Carle shares my favorite. But why in the world would a cat drop
a green bean into a shoe?
*Nick Bruel runs into interference from his seemingly autonomous Bad
Kitty when he professes a fondness for the octopus;
*Steven Kellogg has been enamoured of cows from childhood days when he
believed his morning bedhead stemmed from their nocturnal visits...
This book is a great way for parents and children to look at the
work of illustrators, possibly stumbling on a favorite or two. The
book's royalties go to The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. I
don't know about you, but if I can ever afford to I want to go there.
On a personal note, Friday the 7th was Orono Arts Cafe. I practiced
my Silver Foxes which I will perform at UMaine's Got Talent. I was in
the zone! YOWZA!
A great big shout out goes out to my Orono Arts Cafe family.
Julia Emily Hathaway

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1 comment:

  1. I love asking this question to children. The way they answer and explain is very hilarious. Thank you for posting this article. In found it very interesting.

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