This book is a bit different from most of Eric Carle's other books--the text is longer, and it's geared toward elementary school-aged readers rather than toddlers or preschoolers--but it's no less visually appealing or fun. The story of the tiny seed that takes an incredible journey is a great metaphor for life with notes of perseverance and dedication. The illustrations, in Eric Carle's typical bold and bright papercut style, are engaging and impressive.
Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. He is best known for The Very Hungry Caterpillar, From Head to Toe, and The Grouchy Ladybug. Eric Carle has illustrated more than seventy books, many bestsellers, most of which he also wrote. He has two grown-up children, a son and a daughter, and divides his time between the Florida Keys and the hills of North Carolina. Mr. Carle opened the celebrated Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Northampton, MA, to feature both his work and that of other esteemed children’s book artists.
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