The Gift of Creativity from Eric Carle

June 3, 2021

At the Los Angeles Times, artists reflect on the enduring legacy of children’s book author and illustrator Eric Carle, whose spellbinding images and narratives captured readers’ imaginations for generations. “Carle’s ultimate gift was the idea of creation,” Daric Cottingham says, “the notion that every transformation in life is the invention of something new. When I grew older and became an uncle, I read The Very Hungry Caterpillar to my niece and nephew, who will continue to pass it on — sparking new generations of creation and change, a gift that won’t stop giving.”

is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of two illustrated books, Last Night's Reading (Penguin Books, 2015) and Sanpaku (Archaia 2018).

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