[Surfnetkids: 19 Jun 2013] Eric Carle

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#1. June 19, 2013

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

This week I learned about National Bald Eagle Day (it’s coming up on June 20th) and so I have added that to the Surfnetkids June calendar.

The next thing I noticed was the 4th of July is just around the corner. Doing a little maintenance over at Independence Day Fun I was a bit surprised to learn that Who Wrote the Declaration of Independence? is the site’s most popular page, and it has been shared over 237 times on all the big social networks. Wow! Thank you!

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

#2. Eric Carle

by Barbara J. Feldman

Eric Carle Printable (** for premium members only)

Best known for “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” Eric Carle (born June 25, 1929) is a children’s book author and illustrator. Learn about his collage techniques and view his colorful artwork at today’s website picks.

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art: Art Activities
“The only full-scale museum of its kind in the United States, The Carle collects, preserves, presents, and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world.” If you can’t make it to Amherst, MA, you can enjoy the museum through its art activities, many of which are described in easy-to-share PDFs listed here. Other worthwhile clicks found under Resources include About Eric, and Book Lists.

National Gallery of Art: Collage Machine
Although this interactive Collage Machine does not specifically mention Carle, it’s a fun and easy online art activity. Be sure to play with the transparency slide to create a tissue paper look similar to Carle’s. To get started, you can scroll through previous work (click on Auto) or start from scratch by clicking on any of the shapes in the icon menu. You can view more images by scrolling left and right, using the green forward and backward arrows.

NPR: The Art of Eric Carle
This three minute video features Eric Carle narrating a slideshow displaying scenes from his art studio and artwork from his books. “My books, I treat each page as a poster. Most of it is front or side view without perspective.” In it he explains his attraction to color, and answers a common question from kids: What’s your favorite color?

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#6. Quote of the Week

“You must want to be a butterfly so badly, you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.” ~~ Sekou Andrews ~~ Spoken word artist and inspirational speaker. Read more quotes from Sekou Andrews.

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