Eric Carle Museum Honors Creator of 'Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile' Art Work
Late author of Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile Bernard Waber — who died May 16 of last year at the age of 91 and was the creator of the legendary storybook character Lyle the Crocodile — is being honored with an exhibit of his work "Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile & Friends: The Art of Bernard Waber" at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts. The exhibit encompasses 85 of Waber's original picture book art. In celebration of the exhibit, the museum hosted a reception March 29 that brought together authors, illustrators, librarians, and lovers of children’s books. At the event children literature historian and curator of the exhibit Leonard Marcus moderated a discussion with librarian-turned-children’s book author Johanna Hurwitz, 2014 winner of the Sibert Medal for Parrots Over Puerto Rico (Lee & Low, 2013) Susan L. Roth, and Waber’s daughter Paulis Waber.