What's Your Favourite Colour?

by Eric Carle

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/02/2018

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Eric Carle asks, "What's your favourite colour?" and fifteen of today's finest illustrators respond with great humour and style.

From Eric Carle, the creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, comes a beautiful, bright book all about COLOUR. Everyone has a favourite colour! Some like the bright blue of a balloon. Others prefer the mint green of a delicious scoop of ice cream.

Eric Carle? He loves sunshiny yellow! Featuring entries and artwork from fifteen of today's most beloved children's book illustrators, this funny and wonderfully quirky collection offers readers a unique glimpse into illustrators' personalities, and is sure to inspire children to create favourite colour drawings and stories of their very own.

With artwork from: Eric Carle, Lauren Castillo, Bryan Collier, Mike Curato, Etienne Delessert, Anna Dewdney, Rafael Lopez, William Low, Marc Martin, Jill McElmurry, Yuyi Morales, Frann Preston-Gannon, Uri Shulevitz, Philip C. Stead and Melissa Sweet.

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been translated into 62 languages, sold over 41 million copies, and is one of the top 10 bestselling children’s books of all time.

  • A collection for the young and old alike – it's perfect for children and their parents, aspiring illustrators, and picture book lovers of all kinds!

  • Look out for What's Your Favourite Bug? (Coming soon!)

ISBN:
9781406356526
9781406356526
Category:
Picture books
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-02-2018
Publisher:
Walker Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
40
Dimensions (mm):
285x230x4mm
Weight:
0.25kg
Eric Carle

Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world and has been translated into more than 25 languages and sold over twelve million copies. Since the Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than sixty books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote.

Eric Carle's art is distinctive and instantly recognizable. His art work is created in collage technique, using hand-painted papers, which he cuts and layers to form bright and cheerful images. Many of his books have an added dimension - die-cut pages, twinkling lights as in The Very Lonely Firefly, even the lifelike sound of a cricket's song as in The Very Quiet Cricket - giving them a playful quality: a toy that can be read, a book that can be touched.

Children also enjoy working in collage and many send him pictures they have made themselves, inspired by his illustrations. He receives hundreds of letters each week from his young admirers. The secret of Eric Carle's books' appeal lies in his intuitive understanding of and respect for children, who sense in him instinctively someone who shares their most cherished thoughts and emotions. Eric Carle has two grown-up children, a son and a daughter. With his wife Barbara, he lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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