Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit

Appearing at the Family Museum May 26 - September 9, 2018

Early learners are invited to step into the pages of Eric Carle’s colorful picture books in this play-and-learn exhibit. Eric Carle’s classic “Very” series, all illustrated in his hand-painted tissue paper collage technique, introduces five special insects who take journeys of discovery. Each story is a testament to Eric Carle’s love of nature, his respect for the emotional lives of children, and his recurring themes of friendship, creativity, and the power of imagination. Visitors will:

  • Become the Very Hungry Caterpillar as they follow his path
  • Weave a web with the Very Busy Spider
  • Find their light with the Very Lonely Firefly
  • Make the Very Clumsy Click Beetle flip and jump
  • Compose a night symphony with the Very Quiet Cricket
  • Create artwork using many of Eric Carle’s materials and techniques
  • Enjoy a gallery of prints from Eric Carle’s “Very” book series

Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit was co-organized by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

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