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Eric Carle

  • 5 stars across 101 books
    Eric Carle Biography
    Eric Carle is the acclaimed and beloved illustrator of many children’s picture books, most notably the The Very Hungry Caterpillar which has been translated into 62 languages and has sold more than 46 million copies. Since it was first published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated over 70 books and written most of them too, selling 145 million copies of his books worldwide.
     
    Eric Carle Facts
    Born in New York in 1929, Eric moved to Germany when he was six years old and grew up there, graduating from a prestigious art school in Stuttgart. He returned to New York in 1952 and landed his first job as a graphic designer at The New York Times. He later became Art Director of an advertising agency for many years. It was here that one of his illustrations caught the eye of author Bill Martin Jr who asked him to collaborate on what became his first book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

    Eric’s illustrations have an instantly recognisable style with the themes of his stories often drawing on his love of nature. As well as entertaining small children, his books also educate them about the world around them.

    Our favourite Eric Carle Book Characters
    Caterpillar - from The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Firefly - from Firefly, Light Up The Sky
    Brown Bear - from Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

    Our favourite Eric Carle Book Quotes
    “One Sunday morning the warm sun came up and - pop! - out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar.” (The Very Hungry Caterpillar)
    29th September 1994

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    "In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf." ********* The Very Hungry Caterpillar... More

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    25th October 2007

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

    Exuberantly coloured artwork and favourite animals make this rhythmic story the perfect introduction to looking and lear... More

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    30th May 2011

    The Very Busy Spider

    A classic picture book from Eric Carle - The Very Busy Spider. Early one morning a little spider begins to spin her web... More

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    17th January 2005

    Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, Said the Sloth

    The sloth moves very slowly and takes life very gently; all the other animals in the rainforest want to know why he is s... More

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    28th August 1997

    The Tiny Seed

    A classic picture book by Eric Carle - The Tiny Seed. When the tiny seed is blown away from its parent plant, i... More

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    5th August 2010

    The Bad-Tempered Ladybird

    A classic picture book by Eric Carle: The Bad-Tempered Ladybird. The bad-tempered ladybird picks fights with every anim... More

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    17th March 1988

    The Mixed-up Chameleon

    The Mixed-Up Chameleon is a captivating picture book from Eric Carle, author-illustrator of The Very Hungry Cate... More

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    4th May 2006

    Mister Seahorse

    A stunning new picture book from Eric Carle about Mister Seahorse and other 'male mothers', with special acetate pages t... More

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    4th July 2013

    Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse

    This is Eric Carle's wonderful new book, "The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse". "I am an artist..." begins Eric Carle's ... More

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    2nd June 2016

    The Nonsense Show

    Ducks growing out of bananas? A mouse catching a cat? What's wrong with this book? Yes, there's something strange, some... More

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    7th June 2018

    Eric Carle's Book of Many Things: Over 200 First Words

    Learn over 200 words with The Very Hungry Caterpillar and friends! As your little one is learning to speak, introduce ... More

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    25th February 2015

    Eric Carle Brown Bear Treasury

    This very special hardback gift edition includes four bestselling Eric Carle titles: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You... More

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    1st October 1998

    The Greedy Python

    The Greedy Python is quick to gobble up every creature he meets--including to his own great misfortune, himself, when he... More

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    1st February 2011

    Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

    A sequel to Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Bill Martin's playful story combining animals, colours and sounds,... More

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    28th January 1999

    From Head to Toe

    A lively and fresh interactive introduction to the basic body parts and movements. Gorillas, elephants, camels and other... More

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    5th May 2008

    10 Little Rubber Ducks

    Get swept away with 10 little rubber ducks! A superb new board book from the creator of `The Very Hungry Caterpillar` ... More

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    2nd July 2009

    Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What do you See?

    Baby Bear meets all sorts of different animals until he finally finds what he is looking for - his mother. Told through ... More

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    13th October 2015

    Nonsense Show

    Ducks growing out of bananas? A mouse catching a cat? What's wrong with this book? Yes, there's something strange, somet... More

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    1st March 2013

    Eric Carle - Around the Farm

    With sound buttons to press and lively animals on every page, Around the Farm makes learning new words fun!Sound button... More

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    25th September 1997

    The Very Quiet Cricket

    The story of a little cricket and his song - with a surprise sound! A little cricket has lost his song - he rubs his win... More

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    19th December 2014

    Friends

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    15th November 2001

    Asterix: Asterix and Son: Album 27

    Who can have dumped a baby boy in a basket outside Asterix's hut? Child-care is something new to Asterix and Obelix, not... More

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    1st July 2007

    Eric Carle's Very Special Baby Book

    Eric Carle's Very Special Baby Book is a perfect gift for new parents. This very special keepsake baby book is the perfe... More

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    10th September 1999

    Polar Bear

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    1st October 2014

    Hear Bear Roar

    Howling, Hooting, Barking, Buzzing!With 30 sound buttons to press and captivating creatures on each page, Hear Bear Roar... More

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    7th February 2008

    Eric Carle Birthday Party Kit

    Hosting an Eric Carle themed birthday party has never been easier! Featuring Eric Carle's delightful artwork, this all-i... More

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    4th August 2015

    The World of Eric Carle Stage & Play: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

    Bring Eric Carle's beloved picture book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? to life! Place Brown Bear and other ani... More

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    1st November 2009

    Eric Carle: Touch-and-Feel Stroller Cards

    These five touch-and-feel stroller flash cards feature the beloved Eric Carle's wonderful animals: the caterpillar, lion... More

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    26th October 2007

    Eric Carle: Animal Lacing Cards: 10 Cards & Laces

    These ten fun and educational lacing cards feature Eric Carle's charming book cover illustrations. Durable and reusable,... More

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    26th July 1979

    Do You Want to be My Friend?

    "Do you want to be my friend?" asks a little mouse of a horse, a peacock, an alligator and others in this classic and ch... More

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    30th May 1996

    Rooster's Off to See the World

    Rooster's Off to See the World is a captivating picture book from Eric Carle, author-illustrator of The Very Hungry Cate... More

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    25th January 1996

    Today is Monday

    Today is Monday is a stunningly colourful picture book illustrated by Eric Carle - author illustrator of The Very Hungry... More

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    29th March 2005

    My Very First Book of Shapes

    A split-page wordless board book teaching children the simple concept of shapes through Eric Carle's inimitable collage ... More

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    30th March 1995

    Draw Me a Star

    Draw Me a Star is a colourful and entertaining picture book from Eric Carle, author-illustrator of The Very Hung... More

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    1st October 2015

    What's Your Favourite Animal?

    Find out what award-winning author/illustrators' favourite animals are in this stunning first animal board book for babi... More

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    1st December 2008

    The Grouchy Ladybug

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    29th February 2016

    The World of Eric Carle: Big Box of Little Books

    Nine chunky board books packed full of Eric Carle's fantastic animals - turn over for a Very Hungry Caterpillar puzzle... More

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    29th March 2005

    My Very First Book of Colours

    A split-page wordless board book teaching children the simple concept of colours through Eric Carle's inimitable collage... More

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    1st June 2015

    Firefly, Light Up the Sky: The World of Eric Carle

    A flashlight with fun sounds and a pop-up storybook, too!Go on an adventure and learn shadow play along the way.Written ... More

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    1st December 2008

    The Tiny Seed

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    1st September 2013

    Eric Carle: Here We Go!

    Wheel is down at retail and raised and locked by an adult after purchase. User turns wheel and presses buttons correspon... More

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    1st September 2013

    Eric Carle: Big Friend, Little Friend, Little Play a Sound

    From Eric Carle, the illustrator of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" comes a wonderful new Play a Sound interactive board b... More

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    5th March 2009

    10 Little Rubber Ducks

    Get swept away with 10 little rubber ducks! A superb PB and audio CD from the creator of `The Very Hungry Caterpillar`... More

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    1st June 2001

    Hello, Red Fox

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    1st October 2009

    The Foolish Tortoise

    The foolish tortoise is tired of being so slow. He decides that the easiest way for him to move faster is to get out of ... More

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    1st April 2001

    The Tiny Seed

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    27th August 1998

    Little Cloud

    A sweet, playful story in which Little Cloud loves changing shape. He can be a horse, or a tree, or even a clown. At the... More

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    1st June 2006

    My Very First Book of Words

    A split-page board book teaching children the simple concept of words through Eric Carle's inimitable collage illustrati... More

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    27th February 2007

    Eric Carle's Very Special Baby Book

    Eric Carle's Very Special Baby Book is a perfect gift for new parents This very special keepsake baby book is the perfe... More

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    26th August 2015

    Eric Carle: 100 Postcards

    A delightful collection of 100 postcards, featuring the beautiful and iconic artwork of Eric Carle, creator of The Very ... More

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    30th November 2015

    Dream Snow

    Eric Carle's classic Christmas book isnow available as a board book! Perfect for holiday gift-giving and stocking stuffi... More

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    2nd April 2001

    Does A Kangaroo Have a Mother Too?

    Do animals have mothers too? Of course they do - just like me and you! Meet the little joey whose Kangar... More

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    1st May 2015

    Baby's First Animal Treasury

    Your little reader will love this treasury of farm animals! Learn about mammals, birds, and bugs while listening to an a... More

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    24th October 2013

    10 Little Rubber Ducks

    Get swept away with 10 little rubber ducks! Chuckedy-chuckedy-chuck goes the rubber duck machine. Out pop little yello... More

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    1st March 2008

    Eric Carle Numbers Flashcards 123

    These durable flash cards from Eric Carlebest-selling author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear Brown Bear, and ... More

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    21st March 2016

    Eric Carle: Animal Masks

    Featuring the iconic animal designs of Eric Carle, these spectacular easy-to-use punch-out masks are ready to wear, play... More

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    6th October 2016

    Dream Snow

    A CHRISTMAS CLASSIC FROM THE CREATOR OF THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR Eric Carle's only Christmas story is now a board bo... More

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    14th April 2017

    Eric Carle: Animal Counting Cards

    Featuring the iconic art of renowned author Eric Carle , these sturdy, colourful cards are an exciting new way to pla... More

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    1st March 2018

    The World of Eric Carle: My Flip-Flap Phonics 2

    My Flip-Flap Phonics is a playful introduction to reading. Lift the flaps to create real and nonsense words, pictures an... More

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    1st March 2018

    The World of Eric Carle: My Flip-Flap Phonics 1

    My Flip-Flap Phonics is a playful introduction to reading. Lift the flaps to create real and nonsense words, pictures an... More

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    30th September 1982

    The Bad-Tempered Ladybird

    The bad-tempered ladybird picks fights with every animal he meets, but soon learns the importance of friends and turns i... More

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    1st March 2013

    Eric Carle Baby Animals Lift-a-Flap Sound Book

    Ages 3 to 6 years Turn the pages, lift flaps, and press sound buttons to learn about baby animals. The book has 5 sound ... More

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    1st April 1998

    Walter the Baker

    An engaging tale from one of America's most beloved artists and storytellers. When the Duke notices that Walter the bake... More

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    19th September 2012

    Eric Carle - Froggie Went Hopping, A Pop Up Song Book

    Ages 3 to 7 years Froggie Went Hopping A Pop-Up Songbook features five full-bleed art double spreads, e... More

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    1st October 1999

    Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me

    Monica wants the moon to play with, so her Papa sets out to get it. It isn't easy to climb to the moon, but he finally s... More

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    20th August 1991

    Pancakes, Pancakes!

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    1st February 2018

    What's Your Favourite Colour?

    From Eric Carle, the creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, comes a beautiful, bright book all about COLOUR. Everyone... More

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    15th July 2010

    Eric Carle: It's a Girl! Birth Announcements

    All of the Eric Carle stationery features 8 cards and 8 envelopes and Eric Carle's delighful artwork of animals: Eric C... More

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    15th July 2010

    Eric Carle: Baby Shower Invitations

    All of the Eric Carle stationery features 8 cards and 8 envelopes and Eric Carle's delighful artwork of animals: Eric C... More

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    15th July 2010

    Eric Carle: It's a Boy! Birth Announcements

    All of the Eric Carle stationery features 8 cards and 8 envelopes and Eric Carle's delighful artwork of animals: Eric C... More

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    20th October 2008

    Eric Carle's Dream Snow Pop-Up Advent Calendar

    Count down the days until Christmas with this wonderful pop-up advent calendar based on the popular Christmas story Dr... More

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    15th July 2010

    Eric Carle: Thank You Notes

    All of the Eric Carle stationery features 8 cards and 8 envelopes and Eric Carle's delighful artwork of animals: "Eric C... More

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    15th July 2010

    Eric Carle: Baby Shower Thank-You Notes

    All of the Eric Carle stationery features 8 cards and 8 envelopes and Eric Carle's delighful artwork of animals: Eric C... More

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    7th October 2005

    My Own Very Busy Spider Colouring Book

    A Very Busy Spider colouring book which is a black and white version of the original book. Eric Carle fans and budding i... More

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    1st May 1988

    Treasury of Classic Stories

    Here is a rich and varied collection of the great stories that have enchanted children for centuries. Princesses and pea... More

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    19th March 2019

    World of Eric Carle (TM) Numbers and Counting Flash Cards

    Featuring familiar characters and classic images from the books of bestselling author Eric Carle, this flash card set of... More

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    4th April 2019

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition

    2019 marks 50 years since The Very Hungry Caterpillar first munched his way through a variety of delicious food - ... More

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    2nd May 2019

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Birthday Party

    2019 marks the 50th birthday of Eric Carle's beloved classic story The Very Hungry Caterpillar . In this brand new ... More

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