I absolutely love Eric Carle. I love his work and his joyful presence. "Brown Bear, Brown Bear. What Do You See?" was given to my son when he was born, and we've been hooked on Carle's work ever since. We frequently have Eric Carle-themed library visits, and our longtime favorite is "Draw Me a Star" (I still tear up whenever we read it).
A few months ago, I saw that there was a digital exhibition at the Eric Carle Museum, called the "What's Your Favorite Animal?" Project, and anyone could upload their art to the online gallery. I've been prodding my son almost daily to create something for it, but today I decided to let him off the hook and just create something for it myself. I submitted this piece, titled Cardinal.
If you or your child would like to participate, submissions are still
being accepted until August 1st, 2014, and the online gallery is on
display here through August 31st. I highly recommend that you take a look at all the amazing art!