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Eric Carle

"One Sunday morning the warm sun came up and - pop! - out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar."

Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

Eric Carle

Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar , has eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world and has been translated into more than 25 languages and sold over twelve million copies. Since the Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than sixty books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote.

Eric Carle's art is distinctive and instantly recognizable. His art work is created in collage technique, using hand-painted papers, which he cuts and layers to form bright and cheerful images. Many of his books have an added dimension - die-cut pages, twinkling lights as in The Very Lonely Firefly, even the lifelike sound of a cricket's song as in The Very Quiet Cricket, - giving them a playful quality: a toy that can be read, a book that can be touched. Children also enjoy working in collage and many send him pictures they have made themselves, inspired by his illustrations. He receives hundreds of letters each week from his young admirers. The secret of Eric Carle's books' appeal lies in his intuitive understanding of and respect for children, who sense in him instinctively someone who shares their most cherished thoughts and emotions.

Eric Carle has two grown-up children, a son and a daughter. With his wife Barbara, he lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

All Titles
1985 - Do You Want to be My Friend?
1986 - The Secret Birthday Message
1988 - The Mixed-up Chameleon
1990 - 1, 2, 3, to the Zoo
1990 - The Very Quiet Cricket
1991 - Papa Please Get the Moon for ME
1995 - The Very Lonely Firefly
1995 - Draw Me a Star
1995 - My Apron Book
1996 - Today is Monday
1996 - Rooster's Off to See the World
1997 - The Tiny Seed
1998 - Walter the Baker
1998 - Little Cloud
1999 - From Head to Toe
1999 - The Very Clumsy Click Beetle
2000 - Does Kangaroo Have a Mother Too?
2000 - Dream Snow
2001 - Hello, Red Fox
2001 - The Honeybee and the Robber
2003 - Magical Dragons Tattoos
2003 - Where Are You Going? To See My Friend!
2003 - The Very Hungry Caterpillar
2005 - Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, Said the Sloth
2005 - 10 Little Rubber Ducks
2006 - My Very First Book of Numbers
2006 - My Very First Book of Words
2006 - Mister Seahorse
2006 - My Very First Library
2007 - My Very First Book of Colours
2007 - My Very First Book of Shapes
2007 - My Very First Book of Animal Homes
2007 - My Very First Book of Animal Sounds
2007 - My Very First Book of Food
2007 - My Very First Book of Motion
2007 - Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
2007 - Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
2008 - Colors/Colores
2008 - The Rabbit and the Turtle
2009 - Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?
2010 - The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Friends : My Very First Busy Book
2010 - The Bad-Tempered Ladybird
2011 - Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
2011 - The Very Hungry Caterpilar/La Oruga Muy Hambrienta
2011 - The Very Busy Spider
2012 - Have You Seen My Cat?
2012 - The Greedy Python
2013 - Touch and Feel Playbook
2013 - A House for Hermit Crab
2013 - Rooster Is Off to See the World
2013 - Pancakes, Pancakes!
2013 - The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse
2013 - Eric Carle's All Around Us
2013 - Friends
2015 - The Bad-Tempered Ladybird