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Eric Carle, Still Impressing Kids at 81

Most famously known for his children’s classics The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Eric Carle is timeless in the hearts of many kids and parents.

Carle offers great downloads on his Web site for your kids! Download a coloring page (like the one below), print and easy as 1,2,3 your kids are occupied creating original art from their favorite stories. Collage-making instructions and games are also available for older kids!

I recently stumbled upon Carle’s excellent blog in which he writes wonderful childhood memories and background on his creative process.

Inspired by his love of nature, Carle encourages teaching children about the world around them. We often don’t pay enough attention to all the beauty offered by our surroundings.

If you have seen an Eric Carle book, you know his illustration art. It is instantly recognizable because of his technique. Carle using collages where he cuts and layers hand-painted paper. His images are super bright and colorful and have caught the eyes of millions of children around the world.

His photo and video gallery showcases his specialized techniques. You can also sit the kids down in front of the computer to get a personal reading from Carle himself.

This is a chance for a great Web interaction with your kids.

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