what’s your favorite animal?

what's your favorite animal cover imageWhat’s Your Favorite Animal? by Eric Carle and Friends
published in 2014 by Henry Holt and Company

“What’s your favorite animal?” is a question kids love to ask. So, this new book is genius, right from the get-go.

Ask 14 of our most beloved children’s illustrators that question, and see what they say. Each artist illustrates his top pick, in his own marvelous style.

Eric Carle says cats are his favorite, and tells a very funny story about his cat and a particular string bean.

Peter Sis tells why the blue carp is his unusual favorite.

what's your favorite animal peter sis

While Erin Stead prefers penguins. I like her reasoning.

what's your favorite animal erin stead

And Mo Willems, Sultan of Silly, does not pick this snake…

what's your favorite animal mo willems

…but the snake has a sinister connection to Mo’s off-beat choice!

eric carle museum signAwesome art spilling across the big pages. Intriguing, funny, insightful, anecdotes. Perfect for sharing with preschoolers right on up. I loved every entry. 

There are miniature bios with vintage photos of each illustrator, and a few pages telling us about the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts, and don’t we all wish we could visit! All royalties of this book go toward the museum.