Celebrating Beloved Illustrators

This past year marked the passing of several beloved children’s book illustrators:
Eric Carle  (June 25, 1929 – May 23, 2021) 
Lois Ehlert (November 9, 1934 – May 25, 2021)
Floyd Cooper (January 8, 1956 – July 16, 2021)

In celebration of beloved illustrators, the following Illustrator Cards provide an overview of accomplishments as well as personal reflections on the contributions to children’s literature by these illustrators. A brief listing of resources also suggest further paths of exploration. You might even engage students in art activities inspired by Eric Carle, Lois Ehlert, and Floyd Cooper. What a wonderful way for students to pay tribute to remarkable visual storytellers.

Eric Carle Resources 

Lois Ehlert Resources

Floyd Cooper Resources

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