When asked if there was a favourite author they would recommend, each Grade One class was quick to make their choice!
Mrs. Pilgrim's class picked Eric Carle as their favourite author. They remembered "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" with its pages that had holes in them to show what the caterpillar had eaten! The children added "his artwork is very good"! One student pointed out it was "easy to read his pictures" and that's key to a great book for this age group. And of course, his stories are always "interesting"! "The Tiny Seed" has been recommended to others as students talk about their library books this year.
Mrs. Gray's Grade Ones enjoyed Eric Carle too but went with Robert Munsch as their pick for favourite author. Their comments focussed on the "silly stories" that made them laugh and how they could read some of the words because they knew what was coming! The pictures were "really colourful" and made them want to look at them.
As the Library Lady (that's what the younger students often call me) I can say just how well-loved these books are. They have been regularly checked out by readers in many grades! Eric Carle and Robert Munsch have stood the test of time and many little fingers eagerly turning the pages to see and hear what happens next in their wonderful picture books.
Check out their websites for more stories and activities!
Eric Carle Robert Munsch