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

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

Saturday, May 27 - Sunday, September 17 (2017)

Step into colorful adventures based on the work of renowned and beloved author/illustrator Eric Carle. His 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.

The exhibit was co-organized by Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.