The Man Himself, Eric Carle

I am catching up with posts that I missed in the last couple of weeks and was delighted to read this by Jennie Fitzkee, who not only got to meet one of her literary idols but also got a surprise! Head over and enjoy this wonderful post about Jennie’s encounter with the legendary Eric Carle.. author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar #recommended

A Teacher's Reflections

I was tenth on the waiting list to hear Eric Carle – the man himself – speak to a packed audience.  It is the 50th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  Can you imagine this childhood favorite book has been in print and a perennial favorite for children, parents, and teachers for fifty years?  I crossed my fingers, took a chance, and made the long drive to western Massachusetts.  The worst thing that could happen would be I’d tour the exhibits, the art studio, and the bookstore.  And that was fine with me.

I arrived early and was warmly greeted, but I simply had to wait till just before the event to see if I ‘made it’.  So, I decided to tour the new exhibit celebrating the book and its artwork over the past fifty years.  And it did not disappoint!  Everything was there.

I have said it before, there’s…

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My name is Sally Cronin and I am doing what I love.. Writing. Books, short stories, Haiku and blog posts. My previous jobs are only relevant in as much as they have gifted me with a wonderful filing cabinet of memories and experiences which are very useful when putting pen to paper. I move between non-fiction health books and posts and fairy stories, romance and humour. I love variety which is why I called my blog Smorgasbord Invitation and you will find a wide range of subjects. You can find the whole story here. Find out more at

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