Leo Lionni: Geraldine, the Music Mouse

May 4 - November 28, 2010
Central Gallery
The Carle honors the centenary of Leo Lionni’s birth with Geraldine, the Music Mouse (1979), borrowed from the Lionni family. Best known for his collage technique and gentle social commentary, Lionni created his children’s books inspired by his grandchildren, Annie and Pippo. Lionni helped Eric Carle land his first job when he returned to America in 1952. Their work shares elegant design and big stories told through humble animals.