Can you come to our school and meet us?
I would love to come visit with all of you but if I did that I would have very little time to create the books that you enjoy reading. So, I no longer make school visits. There is a video called Eric Carle: Picture Writer that shows you how to create collages similar to mine. Although it may not have the excitement of actually meeting each other, many children and teachers have said that they feel like they know me better after seeing the video. The video is available from your local bookstore, Philomel Books (800.631.8571), Scholastic Book Clubs, or from this web site at http://www.picturebookart.org/Shop/shop_main.asp.
You will also find some useful information in the book The Art of Eric Carle, a 128 page book with my autobiography, essays by my editors, representative illustrations from my picture books and a section on how I make my painted tissue papers and illustrations.
Specially for Teachers: If you are writing as a class, it would be greatly appreciated if you could send one mailing of all the letters instead of having each child send his or her letter in a separate envelope (and it saves postage for you). Although I would love to be able to write to each child individually, I am afraid if I did, I wouldn’t have enough time left for working on new books. Also, when you send something for me to look at, a drawing, a book, a video, etc. that you want returned to you, please enclose a SASE (Self Addressed Stamped Envelope). Many thanks.
My address is P.O. Box 485, Northampton, MA 01060, USA
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