Eric Carle

Eric Carle

Past Event: Saturday, October 21, 2006

At Town Hall Seattle

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Sponsored by Reed, Longyear, Malnati & Ahrens, PLLC. Co-presented by Tacoma Art Museum.

Please join us for a special evening featuring the very talented creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar (1967) and more than seventy other captivating picture books for young children.

Eric Carle creates richly colored, playfully designed, and warmly told stories of small creatures navigating a big world. More than seventy million hungry young readers around the world have consumed Carle’s delightful stories and images, a selection of which can be seen in the fall Tacoma Art Museum exhibit The Art of Eric Carle.

Excerpt from 10 Little Rubber Ducks
Goes the rubber duck machine.
Out pop little yellow rubber ducks
one after the other,
One after the other.

The little rubber ducks are painted—bills red and eyes blue.

Then they are packed, 10 to a box…

and off they go…

to be loaded onto a cargo ship.

“Hello,” calls the captain.

The captain and his cargo ship
Are taking the little rubber ducks
Across the wide sea to faraway countries,
to faraway countries.

Suddenly a storm churns the water into big waves.
A strong wind whistles across the sea,
whistles across the sea.

A big wave lifts up one of the boxes
And throws it into the water.
The box opens, and 10 little rubber ducks fall out.
“10 rubber ducks overboard!” shouts the captain.
10 rubber ducks overboard!”

Selected WorkTen Little Rubber Ducks (2005)Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? (2000)The Very Quiet Cricket (1999)Do You Want to Be My Friend? (1971)The Very Hungry Caterpillar (1969)LinksAuthor’s Website

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Event Details

Town Hall Seattle

1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

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Town Hall Seattle is centrally located at 1119 8th Ave, on the corner of 8th and Seneca. Their venue is served by frequent bus routes, is near access to light rail stations, and close to a number of parking options nearby. Please see their website for more details.


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Guide and service dogs are welcome.

All-gender restrooms are available.

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