Jan 28 at 12:00 PM - Sale 2556 -

Sale 2556 - Lot 12

Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
ERIC CARLE (1929- )
"THAT Lion!" A recreation of the lion in Carle's book Do You Want to Be My Friend? (New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1971). Paper collage with ink, watercolor, chalk, and fixative on board. 280x355 mm; 11x14 inches. Captioned, signed "Eric Carle" and inscribed to a young fan "For Matt with my very best wishes," lower margin.

With an Autograph Letter Signed by Carle (to Matt's mother, who wrote Carle, requesting it), One 8vo page, undated: "I'm glad that my FRIEND book is helping Matt to read. A number of teachers have told me that they, too, have found that this book has lent itself to encourage language development. Here's that lion. Hope Matt likes him as well as the one in the book. Good luck, Eric Carle."