This new YouTube channel celebrating Eric Carle seems perfect for families
If you’re a parent, no matter how old you are, you’re probably familiar with Eric Carle’s work. He wrote children’s books such as the famous classic, “The hungry caterpillar», and illustrated others, including «Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You Seeby Bill Martin, Jr. His unique collage techniques resulting in vibrant images and an instinctive understanding and respect for children, have made him a beloved author and illustrator.
In 2018, Penguin Young Readers announced the launch of a new brand called “World of Eric Carle”, focused on publishing children’s titles based on the core values found in Carle’s books. Now, Penguin has teamed up with Rockefeller Productions, producers of the live “Very Hungry Caterpillar Show,” to launch a YouTube channel.
“To our Eric Carle fans,” Penguin Young Readers’ Eric Carle team wrote in a Facebook post along with a clip introducing the new channel, “Get ready for story time, arts and crafts and puppet shows featuring your favorite Eric Carle characters.We hope you’re as excited as we are to explore this new way of remembering and celebrating Eric Carle.
The channel is set to launch on November 17, according to the announcement.
“Our mission at Penguin Young Readers is to continue Eric’s legacy with books that nurture a child’s love for literature and learning, and encourage imaginative play and exploration,” the post continues. . “Eric’s work continues to influence and inspire authors, artists and, above all, children today! We hope this channel will make his work even more accessible to his fans.
Jen Loja, president of Penguin Young Readers, told License Global that the YouTube channel aims to make Carle’s stories even more accessible to children today.
“Through storytelling, interactive art projects, puppetry and animation, Eric Carle’s beloved and timeless characters and creativity can now be experienced in new and exciting ways by a whole new generation” , Loja said.
The children’s channel will present a variety show with a diverse cast of hosts. Kids and their adults can enjoy larger-than-life puppets, read-aloud stories, follow-on craft projects, and animated videos based on favorite characters from Carle’s book universe.
“I believe children are naturally creative and eager to learn,” Carle, who died in 2021, once said. “I want to show them that learning is really both fascinating and fun.”
The first 15-minute episode of “World of Eric Carle” airs November 17. New episodes are expected to air on the channel every two weeks over the coming year.