From leaping, flying fish to dancing butterflies, and camels that “trollop along,” Eric Carle‘s brilliant and colorful collage designs bring to life animal poems from such diverse sources as Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, Rudyard Kipling, Emily Dickinson, and Jack Prelutsky, as well as Bible verses, Japanese haiku, American Indian poems and more. This celebration of the wonder and variety of earth’s animals is “joyous…a book to be shared” (Booklist, starred review).
About Eric Carle’s Animals Animals
Fish that fly, butterflies that dance, camels that “trollop along,” a tiger that has swallowed the sun–Animals Animals!
In this commemorative volume, created especially for sharing, Eric Carle celebrates the broadest, liveliest cast of animals yet, illustrating a distinguished collection of poetry and lyrical pieces from sources as diverse as the Bible, Shakespeare, Japanese haiku, African Pygmy, Pawnee Indian, Eugene Field, Lewis Carroll, D. H. Lawrence, Rudyard Kipling, Judith Viorst, Issa, Ogden Nash, Jack Prelutsky, and X. J. Kennedy.
With brilliant, full-color illustrations that reflect the highest level of artistic excellence, Carle invites the earth’s children–brothers, sisters, parents, teachers, friends, all–to glory in the sameness, the difference, and the wonder of the earth’s precious animals.
About 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 millions of children all over… More about Eric Carle