June author of the month.
June's author of the month is Eric Carle
Most famous for writing and illustrating ' The Hungry Caterpillar ', Eric Carle has written over seventy books and won many awards. His family originated from Germany and although he was born in New York, they all returned to Germany when he became six years old.
As an adult, Carle travelle back to the United States where he became a graphic designer and later an advertising art director. It was this that led him to his first book experience, collaborating with Bill Martin Jnr to illustrate, ' Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See ? '
In addition to writing and illustrating, he has designed children's games, puzzles, soft toys and fabric ! As well as a Spring logo for the search engine, Google in 2009.
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art opened in 2002 in Massachusetts, housing more than 10,000 drawings from children's books from all over the world. The following link sends you to Eric Carle reading 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar ' ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkYmvxP0AJI
Further reading you may be interested in;
Pancakes, Pancakes !
The Grouchy Ladybug.
The very Busy Spider.
Papa, Please get the moon for me.
The Tiny Seed.
The Mixed-up Chameleon.