Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I am not Norton Juster


Because my dear friends Barry Moser and Norton Juster are frequently mistaken for me, the staff at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art made them these T-shirts, which they wore with smiles on their faces at the Museum's 10th anniversary celebration in November.

Then, a few months later, I received a shirt in the mail from Norton Juster for me to wear at "important occasions" when I would be mistaken for him!
Life is always better when your friends have a good sense of humor.


  1. Too funny! I have to admit, I might mistake the friend to your right (my left) to be you!

  2. Happy birthday Mr. Carle! You are my favorite author/illustrator, and as a First Grade teacher, you are a class favorite as well. Thank you for all of your incredible books!!!!!

  3. How funny! I love this post. And yes you all do look slightly the same but you all have your own special place in my childhood-books-place in my heart!

  4. That made me laugh. I love a good sense of humor.

  5. Uh-oh, is THAT why the autograph on the inside cover of my son's Hungry Caterpillar book says Norton Juster???
    just kidding ;)

  6. Dear Mr. Carle,
    My wife and I are writing a book about leveraging technology to improve student literacy. We would love to include a screen capture from your website in our book along with a brief description of how students can learn more about the authors they are reading about. We are working with Routledge Publishing. Thanks in advance for your consideration.

    All the best,
    Brad Davey, Ed.D.
    Technology for Learning Consortium

  7. That is so funny!! I hope your day is going well!

  8. Mr. Carle, thank you for serving to protect our freedom. You and countless others have made a lot of sacrifices. I am doing some research for my book two in a trilogy(this is a fictional story set in the 1940s) and wanted information about world war 2.I thought it would be so nice to talk to a surviving veteran where I can get firsthand experiences. I would love to hear your story!