Eric Carle

In June 2019, Eric Carle turned 90 and to honour his achievements and contributions, the PEPELT team celebrated the World of Eric Carle throughout June 2019. Each of us reviewed our favourite Eric Carle picturebook for ELT.

Peritextual features
Brown Bear:
Front and back covers: talkabout in and out / front and back; Refer to author and illustrator
Endpapers: first read aloud, recollect colours; repeated read alouds use to remind children of the animals that appear in the book;

Teacher education
“Slowly, Slowly, Slowly”, Said the Sloth:
Learning about the rain forest – different tribes,animals, habitats;
Using adjectives to describe people;
Reflecting on speed/time;
Accepting differences


Today is Monday: Creating a multilingual version of the song, Today is Monday.

Notes from the classroom
The Tiny Seed:
Taking a cross-curricular approach to language learning/teaching;
Understanding the life cycle of a plant.

Some Resources

We also shared an interesting articles & interview on our Facebook page to celebrate 50 Years of the Hungry Caterpillar: Guardian