Saturday, 30 April 2011

Children's Book Illustrations, Eric Carle

I think for many people this will spark some memories, The story of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'.

The story was simple, a caterpillar who eats everything he comes by until eventually he morphs into a butterfly. The illustrations were made by loosely brushing paint onto tissue paper which can be seen through the build up of lovely colours and diversity of shades. The book has holes punched through the thick card pages to give the impression the Caterpillar has eaten his way through the book. Its charming illustrations and innovative design is what was so appealing for me as a child and I think for generations to come. When I have a child I will definitely be getting him/her a copy.

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