March 20, 2009

Eric Carle Wins for Cutest Google Ever

According to the UK Telegraph, "The book, published in 1969, still sells one copy every 30 seconds in the world, 40 years after it was originally published." (Emphasis mine.) Whoa.

Google always has awesome ways to celebrate special days, and I'm just really stoked that Mr. Carle, who is eighty this year, has had his special day. Who knew -- a hopeful story that started from the inspiration of a hole puncher turns into this great little tale about a small, soft thing that ate and ate and ate, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and then -- whoo! -- changed. And flew.

Simply lovely, and a nice choice for the first day (theoretically) of Spring. Friends tell me they woke up to snow this morning in New York, so... um... well, it's coming. Theoretically.

Poetry Friday today is at Elaine's The Wild Rose Reader. I just discovered Elaine's Political Verses blog, and am chuckling. An interesting way to vent! In iambic pentameter!

For everyone who has slogged and stumbled and finally made it to Spring Break, congratulations! And enjoy!


a. fortis said...

I saw that late last night! Is it not made of awesome?

Elaine Magliaro said...


Venting in iambic pentameter is fun. I'll have to try some anapests--and maybe even some double dactyls.

So glad I could make you chuckle!

Elaine Magliaro said...


Thanks so much for leaving me a link to the Keillor article. I found myself laughing out loud as I was reading it. I edited that post at Political verses to add a link to it.

Andromeda Jazmon said...

I got a kick out of that Eric Carle Google graphic too. Love that book. And love the creativity at Google.