Eric Carle, Picture Writer: The Art of the Picture Book is a 32 minute portrait of Eric Carle, creator of more than 70 books for children including the best-selling, classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Now 83, Eric Carle is still at work in his studio making books and creating art. Watch as he methodically layers a tissue paper collage of the caterpillar, pours over thumbnail sketches and drafts of his books. “I can do it, you can do it,” is his message and his mantra. This documentary taps into that deep creative need in each of us, a spirit that started in Eric as a very young child and is unceasing today.

Audience Award for Documentary Short at the Woods Hole Film Festival 2012
The American Library Association, ALSC Notable Children's Videos for 2012
Audience Award for Documentary Short, Northampton International Film Festival, Northampton MA 2012

Upcoming screenings:
Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Nevada City, CA - Jan. 11-13

Director, Editor: Kate Geis
Producers: Kate Geis • Motoko Inoue
Cinematographer: Alex Rappoport
Additional Camera: Kate Geis
Music: Wes Talbot
Closing and Credit Music: George Langford
Online Edit & Sound Mix: Rikk Desgres
Open Title Animation: Robert Mowen
Sound: Andy Turrett
Executive Producer: John Fortier • Motoko Inoue
Trailer: Peter Steinberg

Special Thanks: Eric & Barbara Carle • The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art • Alexandra Kennedy • H. Nichols B. Clark • Rosemary Agoglia • Rachel Hass • Renata Sooknanan • Montessori School of Northampton • Annie Lionni • Marc Chusid • Susan Swift • Cathy Topal

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