7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #353: Featuring Eric Carle

h1 October 20th, 2013 by jules

I’ve got some art from Eric Carle to brighten your Sunday morning.

Recently, my review of Eric’s newest picture book, Friends (Philomel), was posted at BookPage. As I understand it, it’s slated for a November release. The review—and more about the book—is here, and I’m following up today with some illustrations from it.

Enjoy the art. The two spreads below (mountain and forest spreads) are definitely worth clicking-to-enlarge.




“The next morning, he saw a tall mountain ahead. He started up one side of it.
The path was steep. It was hard work. Finally he got to the top, and then …
he slid right down the other side.
Plunk!
(Click to enlarge)


“He woke up deep in a forest. Dark shadows danced around him.
E-e-e-k! He rushed out of the woods into…”
(Click to enlarge)

FRIENDS. Copyright © 2013 by Eric Carle. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Philomel, an imprint of Penguin, New York, NY.

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Note for any new readers: 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks is a weekly meeting ground for taking some time to reflect on Seven(ish) Exceptionally Fabulous, Beautiful, Interesting, Hilarious, or Otherwise Positive Noteworthy Things from the past week, whether book-related or not, that happened to you. New kickers are always welcome.

* * * Jules’ Kicks * * *

You’ll have to forgive the brevity of my kicks here—-rather, the lack thereof—but … well, let’s say my one giant kick is that my youngest daughter is celebrating her birthday with three friends here for a sleep-over. That’s a good kick, indeed. But that means that there’s very little quiet as I type this. Five girls, including my own two, in one tiny house makes for a loud evening, though they’re having lots of fun. Will you forgive me if, instead of listing seven separate kicks, I go make myself a drink? They’re all behaving well and having a smashing time, but you know, I could use a margarita right about now.

What are YOUR kicks this week?

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11 comments to “7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #353: Featuring Eric Carle”

  1. Jules, please tell your youngest: Maligayang Kaarawan! :o)

    My kicks:

    1. “Replay” sung by Zendaya

    2. my brothers

    3. my friends who are younger than me because they treat me like an older sister

    4. my friends who are older than me because they treat me like a younger sister

    5. even more progress with my dieting and working out

    6. Suho, my favorite K-pop idol

    7. my creative writing students being sad when we have no class for the week


  2. I am a big fan of Eriec’s work. I was a big fan when I was was younger. I can’t wait to read his new book. I think it’s gonna be a good book.


  3. It’s always a pleasure to see Eric Carle’s work. I’m sure this book won’t disappoint.
    Jules-I am a veteran of the birthday sleepover. For the parent it is like being the overnight security guard. There’s not a lot to do but you can’t really sleep.
    Tarie – Sounds like you are building a wonderful “family”.
    Hi Caitlin!

    Kicks
    1.Western Massachusetts.
    2. Pumpkin Beer
    3. Still having fun with #Inktober. http://instagram.com/atlanticmo
    4. – 6. My husband and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary. My kids made great cards and videos and hid “Happy Anniversary” post-its around the house. My parents took the kids for an overnight so we could go out for grown-up dinner and breakfast.
    7. R E D S O X !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Have a great week all!


  4. I am so happy to hear that a new Eric Carle book will available soon.
    Jules, I can just imagine the laughter of last night and I hope you are experiencing a wee bit of quiet before the slumber party awakes.
    Tarie, isn’t it a good feel,when students are sad about missing class?
    Hello, Caitlin.
    Moira, Happy anniversary.
    My kicks:
    1. Talking about words with students.
    2. A much needed shelving project is getting done in the library.
    3. My library volunteer working on the project.
    4. Watching students read their library books after check out time.
    5. The poem I shared for Poetry Friday about orb weavers
    6. Fall leaves.
    7. Cool mornings followed by warm fall days.
    Have a great week.


  5. Good morning, Imps!

    Eric Carle’s style is so distinctive.

    Jules: I hope she is having a blast! Enjoy the happiness and high energy now, then enjoy peace and quiet later.

    Tarie: Hope the students are having as much fun as you are!

    Moira: I read that as “Pumpkin Bear” and thought, “Awww.” Happy anniversary! I like your inktober images. Thanks for sharing.

    Jone: POLONIUS: What do you read, my lord? HAMLET: Words, words, words.

    My kicks from the past week:

    1) Two of my original short plays debuted this week, one as a professional reading, the other as a full-out show, both with paying audiences. Pinch me.
    2) Writing
    3) Acting
    4) Directing
    5) Music
    6) Notebooks
    7) True to words


  6. LW: Thank you for my quote this week!


  7. Tarie: Ah, friends as family. I know this phenomenon.

    Hi, Caitlin. Hope you enjoy the book.

    Moira: Happy anniversary, and congrats on the Red Sox game. I hear it was a doozy.

    Jone, the party went remarkably well, and it’s relatively quiet again now. … So very cool that you have a library volunteer. In my first school library job, I was in desperate need of them but never really had any.

    Little Willow: Congrats on the debuts! HOW EXCITING! Were you about to pop from excitement? So excellent!


  8. Wow, a sleepover! I hope your daughter and her friends had a good time. My kicks are brief, too, as I am taking a break from work that I would have been doing this week had I not been distracted by my new 12 string guitar. Yea rah! That is a kick. So was having friends over to play music last night. There were eight of us (including 2 kids), and 5 of us played three guitars, three ukuleles, and one fiddle (though my friend still insists it’s a violin). There’s a story problem in the making, I’m sure. 🙂


  9. That’s a story problem I can get behind, Farida.


  10. Leave it to Eric Carle to pursue the story from such a unique perspective.Thanks, Jules.

    I’ll cheat too by giving the 7 most influential people in my life this week, all discovered at the FABULOUS Highlights Foundation workshop:
    Judy, Linda, Annie, Amie, Andy, Laura, and Bobbie.

    Though this is my first time commenting, I’m a huge fan of your blog. Thanks for making it an amazing place on the web.


  11. Hi, Joanne. Saw some Facebook pics today from that workshop! I was at one of those last year (or maybe it was 2011?). SUCH GOOD FOOD. Good learnin’, too, but DANG, the chefs! AMAZING.

    Sounds like you had a great time. Woot!


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