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What's Your Favorite Animal? By Eric Carle

What’s Your Favorite Animal?, by Eric Carle | Book Review

Tenley Peck | The Children’s Book Review | October 27, 2014

What's Your Favorite Animal? By Eric CarleWhat’s Your Favorite Animal?

By Eric Carle

Age Range: 4-8 years

Hardback Book: 32 pages

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, LLC (2014)

ISBN: 978-0-8050-9641-5

What to expect: Animals and Stories

Every person could probably name their favorite animal and give reasons why it is their favorite. In Eric Carle’s What’s Your Favorite Animal?, he collaborates with fourteen renowned children’s book artists to create mini storybooks about a favorite animal. Each author names his or her favorite animal, explains why, and illustrates that animal. Each page is customized to that author’s persona, based upon the illustrations and personal stories. For example, Erin Stead describes how penguins are her favorite animal because they are awkward on land and she relates to this awkwardness because she is nervous by nature around people.

This book is truly inspirational and will prompt you to initiate such a project with your children. For a book-inspired great school break or weekend activity that you can do together, ask your child to write the name of his or her favorite animal, explain why it is his or her favorite, and draw a picture of the animal. And you could create one yourself too! This will definitely be a refrigerator masterpiece!

What’s Your Favorite Animal? is perfect for animal loving children ages 4-8 and will certainly inspire every reader’s inner artist.

Add this book to your collection: What’s Your Favorite Animal?

Illustrators Included

Eric Carle
Nick Bruel
Lucy Cousins
Susan Jeffers
Steven Kellogg
Jon Klassen
Tom Lichtenheld
Peter McCarty
Chris Raschka
Peter Sís
Lane Smith
Erin Stead
Rosemary Wells
Mo Willems

What’s Your Favorite Animal?, by Eric Carle, was reviewed by Tenley Peck. Follow along with our Animal Books for Kids and Picture Books categories to discover more great titles for sharing with the younger set.

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Tenley Peck and her husband, Rob are in the process of adopting a little girl from China. Currently, she is a proud parent to a very furry 7 year old Chow Chow named Walker. He enjoys children’s books featuring rabbits and squirrels (the more realistic the illustrations the better) and he especially likes scratch and sniff books. Tenley is a former Program Manager, responsible for marketing content and program management for a major distributor in the promotional products space. She has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Gonzaga University and a Bachelors in Business from the University of Washington. Now, she is the CEO of the Peck Household. She likes to cook, bake, travel, spend time with family and friends, decorate, and walk her adorable dog Walker.

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