Don't you love Eric Carle? There are only a certain number of years that children enjoy that level of simplicity (until they become parents and discover it all over again!) And it's a precious time. When I look at the cover of The Very Hungry Caterpillar I think about holding baby boys in our recliner and reading and pointing out all the different foods and colors. I remember watching (I mean, the boys *ahem* watched) a Mr. Rogers episode where he toured Mr. Carle's studio and learned how he creates his collages. Just beautiful. I follow Eric Carle's blog here. Once he posted this picture of his "work" shoes. Today he wrote the sweetest little post. I love the photos; his huge grin with fork and knife in hand. Maybe it's his way of saying "Slow down, people! Enjoy life!" with out being so tacky as to actually say it. Like I did. Because I'm not an artist.