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Eric Carle - Author

About the Author

Eric Carle has written and illustrated dozens of books for young children, the most famous being 1969's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Born in New York but raised in Germany, Carle returned to the United States in 1952 and began working in graphics arts, first for the New York Times and then at a New York advertising agency. The first book he illustrated, written by Bill Martin, Jr., was Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (1967). Carle then wrote and illustrated 1, 2, 3 To The Zoo (1968), and has been publishing children's books ever since. His distinctive collage-illustration has made his books instantly recognizable, and he has won numerous awards throughout his career. Some of Carle's most popular titles are The Mixed-Up Chameleon (1975), The Very Busy Spider (1984), The Very Quiet Cricket (1990) and The Very Lonely Firefly (1995).

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Nature Sticker and Colouring Book

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Nature Sticker and Colouring Book

Author: Eric Carle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

Follow The Very Hungry Caterpillar on a journey through nature in this book packed with sticker scenes, puzzles, colouring-in and games. Discover wonderful weather, glorious greenery, colourful creatures and lots more - all without leaving the pages of this book! Big stickers make this the perfect first activity book for little nature explorers everywhere.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Birthday Party

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Birthday Party

Author: Eric Carle Format: Board book Release Date: 02/05/2019

For fifty years, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been a part of every family's bookshelf. Now in its golden anniversary year, you can celebrate the caterpillar's birthday with him! In this brand new board book, join the Very Hungry Caterpillar as he gets ready for a very exciting birthday party. Along the way, meet new animal friends and discover a special fold-out surprise at the end! This chunky board book, with its sparkly cover, is the perfect gift for little hands and a fun, interactive way to join in the birthday celebrations for The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition

The Very Hungry Caterpillar 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition

Author: Eric Carle Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/04/2019

In the light of the moon, a little egg lay on a leaf. Every child should have a copy - Daily Telegraph 2019 marks 50 years since The Very Hungry Caterpillar first munched his way through a variety of delicious food and into our hearts. You can celebrate this incredible milestone with this golden jacketed limited hardback edition of the original classic story, featuring bonus content: * The story of the making of the classic * A letter to the reader from Eric Carle himself Since its first publication in 1969, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has now sold over 50 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over sixty-two languages.

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Author: Eric Carle Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/03/2019

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

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

Author: Eric Carle Format: Cards Release Date: 01/02/2019

Featuring familiar characters and classic images from the books of bestselling author Eric Carle, this flash card set offers a creative introduction to early math concepts, from number recognition to counting, and even simple equations! This portable pack of 50 double-sided cards provides hours of fun and learning at home, in the classroom, or on the go.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book and Snuggle Blanket

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book and Snuggle Blanket

Author: Eric Carle Format: Board book Release Date: 18/10/2018

Curl up with your very own Very Hungry Caterpillar snuggle blanket and enjoy Sleep Tight, a gentle bedtime story featuring the Very Hungry Caterpillar himself. In Sleep Tight, Very Hungry Caterpillar, children will wish crickets, owls and ducks goodnight until . . . wait . . . who's that curled up on the very last page? He's snug as a bug. The perfect bedtime treat for fans of the original Very Hungry Caterpillar. The Very Hungry Caterpillar has sold over 44 million copies worldwide in over 60 languages. Tes, the leading Teaching Resources publication, have just listed The Very Hungry Caterpillar as the number one book for 0-5 year olds - The book that launched a thousand topics Lisa Jarmin.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Christmas Library

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Christmas Library

Author: Eric Carle Format: Board book Release Date: 04/10/2018

The perfect stocking filler for even the littlest readers! Introducing first concepts, with a Christmas twist, this festive little library features brand new seasonal artwork from Eric Carle. Based on the bestselling The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Little Learning Library, this is a four book slipcase to teach little ones all about Christmas counting, Christmas words, Christmas shapes and Christmas colours. With its study board pages, bright colours, and simple text, this is the ideal gift for little hands this Christmas.

Very Busy Spider

Very Busy Spider

Author: Eric Carle Format: eBook Release Date: 25/09/2018

A classic from Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!Early one morning a little spider spins her web on a fence post. One by one, the animals of the nearby farm try to distract her, yet the busy little spider keeps diligently at her work. When she is done, she is able to show everyone that not only is her creation quite beautiful, it is also quite useful!

Very Quiet Cricket

Very Quiet Cricket

Author: Eric Carle Format: eBook Release Date: 25/09/2018

A classic from Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!One day a tiny cricket is born and meets a big cricket who chirps his welcome. The tiny cricket tries to respond, but there is no sound. The quiet cricket then makes his way into the world, meeting one insect after another, each of whom greets the little cricket with a cheery hello--the hum of a bee, the whirr of a dragonfly, the whisper of a praying mantis. The cricket rubs his wings together each time, but nothing happens, not a sound. Until the day he meets another cricket, a female, and something different happens . . .Complete with a gentle rhythmic text for read-alouds, and a wonder-inducing surprise at the end, The Very Quiet Cricket remains an all-time favorite from one of the true masters of children's read-aloud tales.Praise for The Very Quiet Cricket:"e;Typical of Carle's style, the language is simple, with rhythm, repetition, and alliteration to delight young listeners."e;--School Library Journal"e;As usual, Carle's story is simple and satisfying."e;--Publishers Weekly"e;Carle's signature style ensures that this is a visual standout, and storywise it's appealing, too....The spare text is structured by repetitive phrasing that will lend itself to read-aloud responses."e;--Booklist

Very Hungry Caterpillar

Very Hungry Caterpillar

Author: Eric Carle Format: eBook Release Date: 25/09/2018

THE all-time classic story, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life? One sunny Sunday, the caterpillar was hatched out of a tiny egg. He was very hungry. On Monday, he ate through one apple; on Tuesday, he ate through three plums--and still he was hungry. When full at last, he made a cocoon around himself and went to sleep, to wake up a few weeks later wonderfully transformed into a butterfly!The brilliantly innovative Eric Carle has dramatized the story of one of Nature's commonest yet loveliest marvels, the metamorphosis of the butterfly. This audiobook will delight as well as instruct the very youngest listener.

What'S Your Favorite Bug?

What'S Your Favorite Bug?

Author: Eric Carle Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2018

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

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

Author: Eric Carle Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2018

Learn over 200 words with The Very Hungry Caterpillar and friends! As your little one is learning to speak, introduce them to the colourful, iconic world of Eric Carle. From food and clothes to animals and feelings, this is the perfect way for little ones to learn the words they need to navigate their busy worlds. With the bright and beautiful artwork from Eric Carle and clear font, this book makes learning lots of fun! There is even a spread at the end so little readers can try to remember all the words they have read.

The World of Eric Carle (TM) The Very Hungry Caterpillar (TM) Milestone Blocks

The World of Eric Carle (TM) The Very Hungry Caterpillar (TM) Milestone Blocks

Author: Eric Carle Format: Undefined Release Date: 10/05/2018

Celebrate baby's milestones with adorable art from The Very Hungry Caterpillar (TM)! These sturdy paper-over-board blocks featuring Eric Carle's classic illustrations can be arranged to display any number of days, weeks, months, and years, making it easy for new parents to record and share every important moment as their little one grows up.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Sound Book

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Sound Book

Author: Eric Carle Format: Board book Release Date: 03/05/2018

Listen to The Very Hungry Caterpillar walking and munching his way through this delightful sound book. Based on Eric Carle's classic tale of a little caterpillar's transformation into a beautiful butterfly, this engaging interactive story will keep little minds hands busy. Press the sound button to hear a playful, lyrical tune. In a sturdy board book format, so it can be enjoyed over and over again!

Sleep Tight Very Hungry Caterpillar

Sleep Tight Very Hungry Caterpillar

Author: Eric Carle Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2018

In this brand new lift-the-flap story, it's evening and everyone is going to sleep - children can lift-the-flap on each page to discover which animal is settling down for the night. Who's that hiding on the very last page? Could it be everyone's favourite caterpillar...? A fun, interactive way to learn about different animals and where they settle down to sleep. The perfect bedtime read. The Very Hungry Caterpillar has sold over 44 million copies worldwide, in over 60 languages.

What's Your Favourite Colour?

What's Your Favourite Colour?

Author: Eric Carle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2018

From Eric Carle, the creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, comes a beautiful, bright book all about COLOUR. Everyone has a favourite colour! Some like the bright blue of a balloon. Others prefer the mint green of a delicious scoop of ice cream. Eric Carle? He loves sunshiny yellow! Featuring entries and artwork from fifteen of today's most beloved children's book illustrators, this funny and wonderfully quirky collection offers readers a unique glimpse into illustrators' personalities, and is sure to inspire children to create favourite colour drawings and stories of their very own. With artwork from: Eric Carle, Lauren Castillo, Bryan Collier, Mike Curato, Etienne Delessert, Anna Dewdney, Rafael Lopez, William Low, Marc Martin, Jill McElmurry, Yuyi Morales, Frann Preston-Gannon, Uri Shulevitz, Philip C. Stead and Melissa Sweet.

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