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Eric Carle’s Newest Book: A Lifetime Love of Words and Art

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Anyone who’s grown up in the last 40 years knows that when you ask a brown bear what it sees, the answer will be more than you bargained for—and that caterpillars tend to be very hungry. We learned these wonderful lessons thanks to children’s author and illustrator Eric Carle. His new book, The Nonsense Show (Pilomel; October 13, 2015) is just as playful as the rest of his titles, but also offers readers young and old an introduction to a whimsical art style that is one of Carle’s favorites. “When taken in context with his two most recent titles, The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse and Friends, The Nonsense Show forms a trilogy of sorts, opening young readers to…

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