The Greedy Python, The Foolish Tortoise

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In two stories bound together back to back, a tortoise realizes the need for a shell after several scary encounters and a greedy python eats to excess, finally eating himself.

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About the Author:

Eric Carle was born in Syracuse, NY,

and moved to Germany with his

parents when he was six years old. He

studied at the Academy of Graphic Arts

in Stuttgart before returning to the

United States, where he worked as a

graphic designer for The New York

Times
and later as art director for an international

advertising agency. His most well-known book, The

Very Hungry Caterpillar
, which was published in 1969

gained him immediate international recognition. Since

the Caterpillar was published, Eric Carle has illustrated

more than seventy books, including Papa,Please Get

the Moon for Me
and The Tiny Seed, and more than 88

million copies of his books have sold around the

world. In 2002, Eric Carle and his wife Barbara

founded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in

Amherst, MA. Eric and Barbara Carle divide their time

between the Florida Keys and the hills of North

Carolina. For more information please visit:

www.eric-carle.com and www.carlemuseum.org.

From School Library Journal:

ea. vol: illus. by Eric Carle. unpaged. CIP. Picture Book Studio, dist. by Alphabet Pr. Aug. 1985. pap. $3.95. PreSchool-Grade 2 Combining Buckley's original verse based on Aesop's themes with Carle's bold, vibrant collages creates a dynamic collaboration. Joined artistically for two allegorical tales, the duo blend their verbal and visual talents to create well-paced suspenseful fables. At times Buckley's terminology will elude his younger readers/listeners, but the metered message maintains a familiar pattern. Thus, integrated with the illustrations, the texts flow flawlessly in their interpretations of slow but safe and of greed. With typical aplomb Carle splashes the pages with greens, yellows, browns and blues, recreating many of his popular creatures. The foolish tortoise finds that although his shell may make him slow, it also protects him from preying animals and the elements. The greedy python, having made himself sick by gobbling up every animal in sight, finds that his last greedy gulp, his own tail, is his final gulp. Of the two tales, children will take more delight in the plight of the python due to its pervasive humor, yet both stories are painless prophets of moral values. Cathy Woodward, Lima City Schools, Ohio
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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