Friday, June 11, 2010

Top Five Fridays - Eric Carle

There are so many wonderful classic picture books out there. There’s too many to realistically try to cover. I also try to stay away from well known, well loved classic reads but it’s not because I don't also love those. It’s just that I assume that everyone is already familiar them.

But, I thought it would be fun to do a little series that I've titled 'Top Five Fridays'. I'd like to feature a well established children's book author on Fridays for awhile. Then share my top five favorite books of theirs'. Yep, I'm a list maker girl!

First up I'd like to start with the children's books of Eric Carle. Eric Carle's picture books are often geared for the youngest of readers and the illustrations are truly works of art. I often like to feature his books and illustrations during our 'art' time talks with my two preschoolers. Here are my top five favorite Eric Carle's books:

1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

2. The Very Busy Spider

3. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See?

4. The Very Clumsy Click Beetle

5. The Tiny Seed

So what 'five' Eric Carle books make your list?


  1. Here from New Friend Friday to follow you! We homeschoolers LOVE books so we are a perfect match!

  2. I love your first three and would put them in my top 5. I don't know the other two (hard to believe!). We also loved Papa Please Get the Moon for me and Polar Bear Polar Bear.


  3. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope you have a great day!

  4. oh....i love children's books. thank you for visiting and following my blog. i'm following you as well.

    happy friday.

  5. I love the caterpillar book!

    (visiting from nff)

  6. Very Hungry caterpillar is one of my faves too!

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  7. I love those books!
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  8. I'm behind on my blog reading because of our little beach trip, but we LOVE Eric Carle! Our top 5 would be: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Busy Spider, The Very Lonely Firefly, Brown Bear Brown Bear, and The Very Quiet Cricket. His illustrations are so cool & it is such a neat technique that he uses.

  9. oh yes - Eric Carle books are the best! I love to buy these as baby gifts. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.