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Caldwood Remembers Author Eric Carle

Caldwood Elementary kindergarten bilingual students created art work as a touching tribute to the memory of author Eric Carle.

Eric Carle was a German-American designer, illustrator and writer of children's books. His picture book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”, first published in 1969, has been translated into more than 66 languages and sold more than 50 million copies. Carle passed away on May 23, 2021, at the age of 91.

As a tribute to the author, Vanessa Iglesias’ kindergarten students read the book and drew colorful illustrations of caterpillars and butterflies.

“Eric Carle’s picture books are such a positive force to inspire kids to love art and literature,” said Iglesias.

The tribute also served as an activity to increase literacy and a love for reading. 

“Storybooks are not the only means of providing children with exposure to written language,” said Iglesias. “Students learn a lot about reading from the labels, signs and other kinds of print they see around them.”

While “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” was one of Carle’s most recognized books, other well-known books include “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?”, “The Grouchy Ladybug” and “The Very Busy Spider”.