This week we lost two of our favorite children’s authors. Lois Ehlert and Eric Carle. Both have left their legacy in the works they produced and they introduced millions of children to the wonderful world of reading.
Lois Ehlert was 86 and will be most likely remembered for her book, “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom”, selling more than 12 million copies (reported by NPR.)
Eric Carle, was 91 and his list of books that introduced young children to science and literacy included “The Very Quiet Cricket, The Grouchy Ladybug, The Honeybee and the Robber, The Very Busy Spider, The Very Lonely Fire Fly and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” These are only a very few of his wonderful works. He illustrated more than 70 books and his books sold more than 170 million copies.
We were blessed to have them grace our libraries, bedtime storytimes, and preschool reading nooks. I hope they are celebrating together under a big tree with lots of color, whimsy and fantastical peace.
Have a wonderful day and take good care.
May 27, 2021