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Eric Carle's My Apron, A Children's Book Review
My Apron, A Story From My Childhood
My Apron is a simple picture book recommended for children four to eight years old but enjoyed by children much younger than that. It is about a young boy, his uncle and his work of plastering. In a very simple text and a style slightly different than the usual Eric Carle style, an eight-year old boy is thrilled to help his Uncle plaster a chimney and, eventually, to receive his own apron for the job.
This page offers you a brief discussion of Eric Carle's book (a true story), some links to more reviews and a great children's apron so that your child can feel the same sense of pride that the young boy in this story does when he is helping you in the kitchen or with a craft or building project.
Children will understand how Eric enjoys being able to help an adult and learn that an apron is a useful item rather than a identifier of gender.
"Inspired in part by French Cubist Fernand Lger's paintings of labourers, the illustrations are vigorous and fresh, a visual paean to honest hard work."
~~ Publisher's Weekly
Amazon Customer Reviews
I always recommend using the Amazon customer reviews to learn more about an item. In this case, I enjoyed reading user reviews of this book. One anonymous customer says that her 2 year old son loves this book. Jennifer Juday explained a bit more when she said that her son picked up on the uncle's comment that the boy is a good helper. Children love to hear that they are good helpers and helping in the adult world is an important part of this story. - Jennifer Juday, Working Mom & Cook
Who Is Eric Carle?
Eric Carle was born on June 25, 1929.
Eric Carle is a world renown children's book author and illustrator most famous, perhaps, for his book The Very Hungry Caterpillar which is available in more than 47 languages. It was published in 1969 and, since then, Eric Carle has illustrated more than 70 books and sold more than 88 million copies of his books. Visit Amazon to see all of Eric Carle's books by clicking right here.
More Reading About Eric Carle
- The Official Eric Carle Web Site - Caterpillar Exchange Bulletin Board
Ideas for using My Apron in the classroom submitted by Suzanne Sloboda.
- The Official Eric Carle Web Site - Eric Carle Bibliography
Follow this link to learn more about Eric Carle.
Buy My Apron from Amazon
Eric Carle's Comments About My Apron
"My Apron" is a true story that happened when I was 8 years old. I had a couple of days off from school and visited my aunt Elizabeth and Uncle Adam. They had no children of their own and were happy to have me around. My aunt was as gentle and talkative as my uncle was gruff and tight-lipped. But when he did speak, his booming voice could be heard for miles! Yet underneath his roughness was a kind man. I had visited my relatives often before, but this was the first time that I noticed my uncle's apron. And right away I took a fancy to this big white apron with a pocket. I still remember how proud I was of my very own apron and how important I felt to help my uncle with his work." - Sincerely, Eric Carle
A Child's Apron Customized With YOUR Child's Name
Your child can have his or her very own apron just like the child in Eric Carle's book! Available in three colors with your own child's name added. Your little helper will be proud as can be when he wears this apron! A wonderful gift idea alone; an amazing gift package when combined with a copy of this book!
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
My children have grown out of Eric Carle's books but they will never forget them (nor will I) and I would love to visit Eric Carle Museum of Picture Art one day. Their mission is to help people understand and appreciate picture books. and to help in the development of literacy. To learn more about the museum, you can simply click on the following picture.
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