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Eric Carle


Eric Carle was born  on June 25, 1929.
This well know children’s author and illustrator has written and illustrated more than 70 books since The Very Hungry Caterpillar was published in 1969.
His art work is created in collage technique, using hand-painted papers, which he cuts and layers to form bright and colorful images.  Some books are like toys, incorporating firefly lights,  and cricket chirps.

Carle and his wife established the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Massachusetts.

Google asked Carle to create its logo on March 20, 2009, the first day of spring.


Are you a numismatist?

>Are you? A coin (or paper money) collector? We all collect money to save or spend, but numismatists collect coins and paper money as a hobby; for the beauty or rarity of the item.

An interesting web site that I came across is the American Numismatic Association. The actual money museum is in Colorado but their web site includes a virtual tour, a great deal of information on collecting, and information about the state quarters.

Libraries also have books on coin collecting. Look in the 737.4 nonfiction section for books to help you get started.