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All Around Us

3.74  ·  Rating Details  ·  42 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Here are three never-before-published Eric Carle board books about direction, gathered together in a smart, handsome slipcased package. One book features things above us, such as planes, clouds, rainbows, and the moon. A second book shows things on the Earth's surface, like trucks, boats, and trees. The third book presents things that are below us, like roots, fish, and hi ...more
Hardcover, 16 pages
Published October 18th 2007 by Philomel (first published 1986)
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My partners rating. Typical Eric Carle with beautiful illustrations.

V @ 4 months.
Kathryn Brunk
Mar 31, 2014 Kathryn Brunk rated it it was amazing
Eric Carle is a very famous writer and illustrator of children’s books. He has written many well know books that have an educational spin to them. He was discovered by Bill Martin Jr. as an illustrator, when Bill saw his art work for a red lobster restaurant advertisement. He illustrated Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See with Bill Martin Jr. and then went off to write his own books. He is known for his collage illustrations.

The book All Around Us is about the world we live in and what happen
Feb 18, 2011 Sophie rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books, 2010
Note that All Around Us does contain three separate volumes: Above Us in the Sky, With Us on the Earth and Sea, and Below Us, under the Earth and Sea. (My library had them listed strangely and I ran into difficulty ordering all three at the same time.)

Simple text accompanied by pictures, based on the theme of the book. The art, as expected, was interesting; for the most part, the text was not. My favorite was probably Below Us, just because it does require a bit more imagination to come up with
Mar 06, 2012 Deb rated it really liked it
Themed images of Carle's art with simple descriptive text on opposing page. Front cover contains all images in board book. Nice introduction to the ideas of things in the sky, although it might be hard for little ones to understand snow (and other items) until they see it with more context.
Simple and beautiful, but the theme of above, on the surface, and below seems a little muddled with the cats prowl picture. Does he mean the subway? That's my best guess, but it was super obvious to me so might not be to small children. Would they think cats walk around under ground?
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Eric Carle (born June 25, 1929) is a children's book author and illustrator, most famous for his book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which has been translated into over 30 languages. Since The Very Hungry Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 71 million copies of his books have sold around ...more
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