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What's Your Favourite Animal?
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Who would have thought Lucy Cousins's favourite animal is ... a leopard? NOT a mouse! And Eric Carle? He loves CATS! Find out what award-winning author/illustrators' favourite animals are in this stunning new collection from Eric Carle and friends. Bringing together some of the finest modern children's-book illustrators of our time - Jon Klassen, Eric Carle, Lucy Cousins, Nick Bruel, Susan Jeffers, Steven Kellogg, Tom Litchtenheld, Peter McCarty, Chris Raschka, Peter Sis, Lane Smith, Erin Stead, Rosemary Wells, Mo Willems - Eric Carle asks, "What's your favourite animal?" and the result is an astonishingly colourful parade of animals, from giraffes with their heads in the clouds to fuzzy dogs and squishy snails. Some artists reveal their choices with a personal story, others with a comic turn; all will undoubtedly inspire children to draw and tell a story about their own favourite animal!
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Eric Carle is the renowned children's-book author and illustrator, most famous for his picture book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which has been translated into over 30 languages worldwide. Since The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle has illustrated more than 70 books including Brown Bear, Brown Bear and What Do You See? and more than 71 million copies of his books have sold around the world. He is also the founder of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, a non-profit organization set up to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books, to which all the royalties from this book will go. This collection features original artwork from 14 amazing picture-book artists: Jon Klassen, Eric Carle, Lucy Cousins, Nick Bruel, Susan Jeffers, Steven Kellogg, Tom Litchtenheld, Peter McCarty, Chris Raschka, Peter Sis, Lane Smith, Erin Stead, Rosemary Wells and Mo Willems.

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each picture is a work of art, sometimes humorous, sometimes (alongside the text) gently thought provoking... Readers of any age will enjoy the pictures * Books for Keeps * This is a delightful idea for a book . . . a stunning showcase of artistic talent and a book to treasure for years. * Daily Mail * The illustrations are witty and warm, and each contributor provides surprising or heartfelt reasons for choosing their favourites. A treat for picture book and animal lovers everywhere. * Children's Books Ireland Recommended Read * Each spread, in its unique way is both visually striking and verbally entertaining. -- Red Reading Hub * Red Reading Hub *

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