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The Foolish Tortoise (World of Eric Carle)by Eric Carle
Synopses & Reviews
Join the foolish tortoise on his journey
to self-discovery! Last published as a Classic
Board Book in 1998, this timeless story
whimsically illustrated by Eric Carle returns
with a fresh new cover design.
Last published in 1998, this classic story whimsically illustrated by Eric Carle returns with a fresh new cover design. Children and adults alike will enjoy this jubilant tale of a tortoise on a journey of self-discovery!
About the Author
Richard Buckley is a much-traveled English writer of both prose and poetry. He has lived in New York, Paris, and London, but his present home is in Cheltenham, England, where he has lived for the past 30 years, bringing up two sons with his wife (and muse) Elfie. His books for children include The Dutiful Penguin, The Foolish Tortoise (with Eric Carle), and The Bird Who Couldn't Fly (with Alex Williams). Eric Carle well-known creator of many beloved picture books for small readers and listeners, including such classics as Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me, The Tiny Seed, Rooster's Off to See the World, A House for Hermit Crab, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. He is especially celebrated for his unique ability to combine learning with pleasure. Children delight in the distinctive beauty of his illustrations — richly layered collages in glowing colors — and they love his entertaining stories, which invite them to make their own discoveries in a natural, joyful way.
Born in Syracuse, New York, Eric Carle received much of his education in Germany. He is a graduate of the Akademie der bildenden KÜnste in Stuttgart, where he learned about Goethe's color theory and complementary colors. Eric Carle has two grown children. He and his wife live in western Massachusetts.
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