"To see my friend!"
So begins this celebration of friendship from the legendary Eric Carle and best-selling Japanese artist Kazuo Iwamura.
A dog, a cat, a rooster, a goat, a rabbit, and finally a child join together on a journey to see their friends in this unique bilingual collaboration that unites cultures and languages.
Eric Carle and Kazuo Iwamura each uses his own language, illustration style, and design to bring this story to life. The comforting, rhythmic texts -- in English as well as Japanese with pronunciation guides -- merge in the center of the book in a spirited finale. Here, as the friends meet, Carle's distinctive collage technique and Iwamura's watercolors come together in a song that combines English and Japanese lyrics. Where Are you Going? To See My Friend! is a brilliant handshake of culture, language, and music.
|Publisher:||Shang Yi Publishing Co/Tsai Fong Books|
|Edition description:||With CD (Audio)|
|Product dimensions:||10.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
The author and illustrator of one of the greatest children’s picture books of all time, Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar has sold a copy a minute since publication. With distinctive, collage-like illustrations and educational content, this picture book is renowned for its description of a caterpillar transitioning into a butterfly. Aside from The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle wrote and illustrated many other books, including Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Pancakes, Pancakes!
Hometown:Northampton, Massachusetts and the Berkshires
Date of Birth:June 25, 1929
Place of Birth:Syracuse, New York
Education:Akademie der bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, 1946-50