I am recently back from 4th Annual Carle Honors Awards in New York City. This event celebrates and honors four people each year who have made a significant contribution to the world of picture books and is a fundraiser for The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.
This year the honorees were author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, Museum benefactors Jim & Vanita Oelschlager, writer and lecturer Jim Trelease and editor Susan Hirschman.
This festive event was a great success, as was the auction of pieces created by 23 artists.
It was wonderful to see friends, authors and illustrators, as well as friends from the worlds of publishing and licensing. I said a few words at the Carle Honors and in my speech mentioned how recently, when I think of the Museum and life in general, the Beatles come to mind : It’s getting “betta” all the time! Here are some photos from this very special occasion and important fundraiser for the Museum. For information about the Museum, please visit www.carlemuseum.org Please visit sometime!