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Eric Carle

  • 5 stars across 34 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

    (202 reviews)
    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

    (28 reviews)
    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

    (7 reviews)
    28th January 1999

    From Head to Toe

    An interactive introduction to basic body parts and movements. Gorillas, elephants, camels and other animals invite youn... More

    (2 reviews)
    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, in... More

    (2 reviews)
    28th June 2007

    Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?

    The creators of the children's classic Brown Bear, Brown, What Do You See? team up again in this special book about a ve... More

    (1 review)
    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

    (1 review)
    1st March 2013

    1, 2, 3 to the Zoo Train Flash Cards

    Adorned with artist and author Eric Carle's illustrations from the book 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo , these beautiful flash cards... More

    (1 review)
    8th March 2018

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?: A lift-the-flap board book

    A lift-the-flap edition of the bestselling Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Exuberantly coloured a... More

    (1 review)
    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

    (0 reviews)
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