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Today is Monday

ISBN 
9780140553109
Format 
Paperback
Recommended Price 
R150.00
Published 
November 2001
About the book: 
"Today is Monday" is a stunningly colourful picture book illustrated by Eric Carle - author illustrator of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" - that teaches young children about different types of food and the days of the week and assists memory development through repetition and light-hearted humour. Sheet music for the "Today is Monday" song that runs through the book is also included - perfect for encouraging an early interest in music. Eric Carle is an award-winning and bestselling author-illustrator of books for very young children. His books include the much-loved classic "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", "Rooster's Off to See the World", "The Mixed-Up Chameleon", "Draw Me a Star", "The Very Busy Spider" and "The Bad-Tempered Ladybird". His most famous book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" has sold over 33 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over 50 different languages; several enhanced editions of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" are available from Puffin.
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About the Author

Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. 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 25 languages and sold over twelve million copies. Since the Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than sixty books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote.

Eric Carle's art is distinctive and instantly recognizable. His art work is created in collage technique, using hand-painted papers, which he cuts and layers to form bright and cheerful images. Many of his books have an added dimension - die-cut pages, twinkling lights as in The Very Lonely Firefly, even the lifelike sound of a cricket's song as in The Very Quiet Cricket - giving them a playful quality: a toy that can be read, a book that can be touched. Children also enjoy working in collage and many send him pictures they have made themselves, inspired by his illustrations. He receives hundreds of letters each week from his young admirers. The secret of Eric Carle's books' appeal lies in his intuitive understanding of and respect for children, who sense in him instinctively someone who shares their most cherished thoughts and emotions.

Eric Carle has two grown-up children, a son and a daughter. With his wife Barbara, he lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.