Eric Carle’s Picture Books: Celebrating 50 Years of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” - An Exhibit at the First Art Museum

Eric Carle’s Picture Books: Celebrating 50 Years of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” - An Exhibit at the First Art Museum

This exhibition presents over 100 original artworks from five decades of Carle’s picture-book career. The illustrations span in date from Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Carle’s 1967 collaboration with author Bill Martin Jr., to The Nonsense Show, Carle’s playful ode to Surrealism, published in 2015. Twenty-one other familiar titles are also represented, with a special section devoted to the golden anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

While Carle’s stories are charming, they teach essential lessons, too. As children read about animals, families, and fables, they also learn their colors, letters, and numbers. Added design elements—such as holes, flaps, and sounds—make reading accessible and fun. For half a century, Carle has inspired children to fall in love with books.

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