My Apron by Eric CarleMy Apron by Eric Carle

My Apron

byEric CarleIllustratorEric Carle

Hardcover | July 18, 1995

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When an eight-year-old boy helps his uncle at his job as a plasterer, he takes a fancy to his workman's apron with a pocket. As a result of his fascination, his aunt makes him an apron of his own and he spends a few days as his Uncle Adam's assistant. The text is brief and simple but clearly conveys the warmth between the man and his nephew and the child's satisfaction in a job well done. The line/tissue paper illustrations are colorful and somewhat geometric, reminiscent of French Cubist Leger's work featuring laborers. An added bonus is the child-size apron that comes with the book, but the story will be enjoyed with or without the tangible item.
- SLJ
Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world and has been translated into more than 25 languages and s...
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Title:My ApronFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.56 × 8.78 × 0.31 inPublished:July 18, 1995Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399226850

ISBN - 13:9780399226854

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from My Apron This was story about a young boy who idolized his uncle, a plaster. The boy's aunt makes him an apron like his uncle and goes to work with him.
Date published: 2009-08-26

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