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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

BOOK BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION starring... The Nonsense Show by Eric Carle + GIVEAWAY!

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Today, UR in for a WILD and CrAzY treat as WE jUMp betWEEn the PaGeS of the lateST release FROM the mind of ErIC CaRLE.  It's a unique STORYbook to say the LEAst with an UNusuaL CasT of CHARactERS that will LEavE YoU scratchING yoUR HEad and PUZZLing your PuzzLER. Don't BElieVE mE?  WeLL thEN, I SuPPoSe I sHAll haVE to SHoW yOu.  MakE way for Today's FEAtured 2-D star of PAPEr and InK...

Eric Carle
Philomel Books

About the book...

“Eric Carle never fails to surprise me—and yet every book he creates is so vibrantly true to who he is as an artist and a person,” says Michael Green, President and Publisher, Philomel. "The Nonsense Show offers us a glimpse of the funny, playful Eric Carle that I have come to know behind the scenes, while remaining true to his vision of introducing children to the world of fine art. When taken in context with his two most recent titles, The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse and Friends, The Nonsense Show forms a trilogy of sorts, opening to young readers the worlds of expressionism, abstract art, and now surrealism. He is creating more than books; he is preparing children for a lifetime of loving words and art.”

Eric Carle commented, "The Nonsense Show came to me over a long period of time and I had fun working on it. It is a playful word-and-picture game and an upside-down way of looking at life and the world. I like these topsy-turvy points of view. I appreciate the way Surrealist artists like Magritte showed us all in their paintings that you have to keep looking, keeping paying attention. And keep playing.”

This was an unusual work of art.  At times I didn't know whether I was coming or going but what I did know is that my imagination was engaged.  That's the whole point!  It's suppose to make you think, spark questions, engage those thrusters of creativity, and make you ponder things you never did before.  It gives you a new way of looking at the same old thing and a new perspective to consider.  Take the fish in the cage and the bird under the water...

...would you have ever thought that possible?
...did you consider their feelings towards being out of their usual habitats? would the bird swim? with the fish fly?
...what does the fish think of the fresh air? does the bird like liquid oxygen?

There's so many ????'s to pUZzle and ponder while you gaze at the imagery it's RiDIcuLous...
...which is exactly the point.  Confused?  Don't be...there's MORE where ThaT came FroM and still more in the liKes of YOUR imagination to uncover!  A book recommendation for the young and young at heart to enchant, entrance, and ENGAGE!

About the author...

Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world and has been translated into more than 25 languages and sold over twelve million copies. Since the Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than sixty books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote.


Special thanks to Rachel at Penguin Young Readers for the copy for review.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, or the publisher, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title celebrated its BOOK BIRTHDAY today via Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Randomhouse, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing.  Now, for the extra CRAZY FUN surprise...

Thanks to the generosity of the publisher, I have the chance to bring a special giveaway to you!  Enter below for your chance to win a copy of BOTH The Nonsense Show AND The Very Hungry Caterpillar!  All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below and you're in it to win it!

Until next time...happy reading!


Tracy Terry said...

I don't know how many copies of The Hungry Caterpillar I've bought, lent out never to get back only to buy another copy and lend it out never to get back.

No longer working as a teaching assistant and with no children of a suitable age its been a while since I've taken a look at this authors work. However with three great-nephews all of under five I hope to rectify this.

Tracy Terry said...

Whoops,nearly forgot my pun. Not a pun as such and I don't know any caterpillar jokes so how about this, my favourite butterfly joke?

Q: Why couldn't the butterfly go to the dance?
A: Because it was a moth ball!

Gina R said...

Ha! Love it. ^-^

traveler said...

What a delightful feature and giveaway. Having 4 grandchildren who love their books and reading this is a treasure. Thanks for this special chance.
Pun - Reading Lord of the Rings has become a Hobbit with me.

Elizabeth Harrison said...

What is a perfectionist's least favorite food?



I'd love a copy of this book!

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