Friday, March 9, 2012

Eric Carle and New York!



This week we "stopped" in New York to read a few Eric Carle books!

Eric Carle was Born in Syracuse, New York, in 1929.

"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 50 languages and sold over 33 million copies. Since the Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 110 million copies of his books have sold around the world."   (http://www.eric-carle.com)

We learned a lot of interesting facts about New York.  Our focus was on The Staue of Liberty!

Did you know that the Statue of Liberty is just over 305 ft tall?

 Her face alone is over 8 feet tall!!   The kids wondered how big their faces were...so I got a ruler out and measured them!  Just over 6 inches!  Now, they were really able to understand just how BIG she is!!

The tablet held in her left hand reads, July 4, 1776 (in Roman Numerals)

Ask your child why the people of France gave her to the United States!



Did you know that today Eric Carle divides his time between the Florida Keys and the hills of North Carolina?!!

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