For those who envisage a Carle classic coming to life, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia -- ranked among North America's most exciting troupes for the young -- brings Carle's enchanting stories to the stage tomorrow at the Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University. The "Very Eric Carle" show opens the Center's 2004-05 "Especially for Kids" series.
Mermaid Theatre draws upon the magic of black light and fluorescent puppet creations to capture the essence of A Little Cloud, The Mixed-Up Chameleon, and The Very Busy Spider.
About his next book:
... Ten Little Rubber Ducks will be released this spring. It is based on the true story of a freighter in the Pacific that lost a box of rubber ducks that drifted to different shores.
"The story is sheer fantasy, my interpretation," Carle said.
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When asked what has made the deepest impression on him as a children's writer, Carle said, "The highest compliment I've ever received is when a child reads my book, studies the art, and says, 'Hey, I can do that too.' Then I know I've made the connection."