Author and Illustrator Alert: Eric Carle

I am in love with Eric Carle's illustrations. They are beautiful, unique, and bring such life to his writings. Many know of Eric Carle through his book, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". However, he has even more books that are worth putting on your family's reading list.


A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle

Illustrator:

Carle, Eric  

Nelson’s Stars (Out of 5):

5

Recommended Grades:

4K-2

Summary:

The hard part about being a hermit crab is that one needs a new house as it grows. In this story, Hermit Crab was able to find a house but it was plain and boring. As the months moved along, Hermit Crab was able to find ways to decorate his drab home.

Why Read This Book?

This book brings to life a variety of sea creatures--some that might even be new to adults. One of the creatures, sea anemones, was new to our entire group so we looked it up to learn more about it.

Year Published:

1987

Reading Level

*But Always Remember That Reading To Children Is Just As Important As Children Reading To Adults*

L

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Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle

Illustrator:

Carle, Eric

Nelson’s Stars (Out of 5):

4

Recommended Grades:

K-2

Summary:

In this book, students will learn about the important roles fathers play in keeping their young safe in the sea. Mr. Seahorse takes the reader on an adventure through the seas as he talks about fatherhood with various sea creatures.

Why Read This Book?

Not only does Eric Carle teach us about different sea creatures, but he also does a really impressive job of using illustrations to show how animals can be camouflaged. Look for the transparent pages that go over the white pages in the book.

Year Published:

2004

Reading Level

*But Always Remember That Reading To Children Is Just As Important As Children Reading To Adults*

K

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