Check out the cover for Eric Carle’s 'The Nonsense Show' |


Check out the cover for Eric Carle’s The Nonsense Show

(Penguin Young Readers)

Penguin announced Tuesday that Eric Carle’s latest book, The Nonsense Show, will hit shelves in October, and now EW has your first look at the cover.

Joining The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse and Friends in a trilogy of homages to art, the picture book will focus on surrealism with “wordplay and visual jokes.”

“It is a playful word-and-picture game and an upside-down way of looking at life and the world,” said the author and illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Very Busy Spider. “I like these topsy-turvy points of view. I appreciate the way Surrealist artists like Magritte showed us all in their paintings that you have to keep looking, keeping paying attention. And keep playing.”

 The Nonsense Show will be published through Philomel—an imprint of Penguin Young Readers.