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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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Other books by Eric Carle

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.

The World of Eric Carle(TM) Mini Notes

The World of Eric Carle(TM) Mini Notes

Author: Eric Carle Format: Cards Release Date: 17/01/2018

Featuring adorable art from Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar these irresistible petite notecards, envelopes, and sticker sheets are perfect for tucking into gifts, backpacks, or lunch boxes to send a bite-size message of love to a special someone.

Happy Christmas from the Very Hungry Caterpillar

Happy Christmas from the Very Hungry Caterpillar

Author: Eric Carle Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2017

Christmas is. . . sharing with others . . . giving gifts with love . . . enjoying the magic of the season Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar for a celebration of Christmas and all the ways to wish the ones you love a wonderful holiday. This delightful little book features Eric Carle's bright and distinctive artwork of favourite things, from sparkling stars and snowy scenes, with The Very Hungry Caterpillar making an appearance alongside each one. The perfect gift for Christmas!

I Can Do it Mini Deluxe Custom Frame Sound Book

I Can Do it Mini Deluxe Custom Frame Sound Book

Author: Eric Carle Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2017

I Love Dad with the Very Hungry Caterpillar

I Love Dad with the Very Hungry Caterpillar

Author: Eric Carle Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2017

This gorgeous little gift book from The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the perfect way to say, 'I Love You, Dad!' Dad... you're easy to talk to... even when I am feeling prickly... you are always there... that's why I love you, Dad! Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar for a celebration of love and all the ways to tell your dad how much you care. This lovely little book features Eric Carle's colourful artwork of animal dads and babies, with the Hungry Caterpillar making an appearance alongside each one. The perfect gift for Father's Day, or any day you want to say... I love you, Dad!

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? With Audio Read by Eric Carle

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? With Audio Read by Eric Carle

Author: Eric Carle Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/05/2017

A beautiful 50th anniversary edition of the best-selling Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Exuberantly coloured artwork and favourite animals make this rhythmic story the perfect introduction to looking and learning about colours. Each spread leads seamlessly into the next and young children will delight in Eric's colourful collage animals and simple repetitive language. To celebrate 50 years of Brown Bear, for the very first time the book comes with a CD featuring an audio recording by Eric Carle himself!

Eric Carle: Animal Counting Cards

Eric Carle: Animal Counting Cards

Author: Eric Carle Format: Cards Release Date: 14/04/2017

Featuring the iconic art of renowned author Eric Carle, these sturdy, colourful cards are an exciting new way to play, count and learn. Each card features a punch-out number from one to ten, accompanied by favourite Eric Carle illustrations, from Brown Bear to the Very Hungry Caterpillar himself. This innovative set of puzzle cards encourages hands-on learning and the development of fine motor skills that are perfect for toddlers ready to tackle their 1-2-3s.

Where is the Very Hungry Caterpillar?

Where is the Very Hungry Caterpillar?

Author: Eric Carle Format: Board book Release Date: 09/03/2017

The Very Hungry Caterpillar has sold over 41 million copies worldwide in over 62 languages. In this new lift-flap book, children are asked where the Hungry Caterpillar might be hiding. Is he hiding in the grass? No, that's a chirpy cricket! Is he nibbling the strawberry? No, that's an ant! The lift-flap on every spread lets little readers join in the fun as they search in this fun, interactive take on the beloved children's classic.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's 123

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's 123

Author: Eric Carle Format: Board book Release Date: 02/03/2017

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a beloved classic, and has sold 41 million copies worldwide in 62 languages. With this board book, learn your numbers with The Very Hungry Caterpillar and lots of animal friends. Starting off with one giraffe and finishing with 10 gorgeous animals (including The Very Hungry Caterpillar himself!), this is the perfect introduction to counting for very young children.

All About the Very Hungry Caterpillar

All About the Very Hungry Caterpillar

Author: Eric Carle Format: Board book Release Date: 23/01/2017

61 The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a beloved classic, and has sold 41 million copies worldwide in 62 languages. This stunning chunky caterpillar-shaped book is the perfect first introduction to this timeless story. As they turn the pages, young children will learn all the words from the world of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, from 'egg' to 'strawberry', 'lollipop', and, finally, 'beautiful butterfly'!

Dream Snow

Dream Snow

Author: Eric Carle Format: Board book Release Date: 06/10/2016

A CHRISTMAS CLASSIC FROM THE CREATOR OF THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR Eric Carle's only Christmas story is now a board book! Eric Carle's DREAM SNOW has become a contemporary Christmas classic since it was published more than a decade ago. Now it's the perfect board book for a new generation of Carle fans. The edition includes board-book versions of the marvellous novelty elements that made the original so special - peekaboo animals hidden under the snow, the shimmering tree decorated for the holiday and glittery snowflakes on the cover. It's full of surprises as the Santa-like farmer dreams of snow on Christmas Eve, and wakes to discover real snow has fallen, just in time for him to give gifts to his cherished animals. Imaginative and multi-sensory, it's a Christmas book that reveals the wonder of the season.

The Nonsense Show

The Nonsense Show

Author: Eric Carle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Ducks growing out of bananas? A mouse catching a cat? What's wrong with this book? Yes, there's something strange, something funny and even downright preposterous on every page of this book (and even the cover!). But it's not a mistake - it's nonsense! And it's also surrealism. Nonsense lies at the heart of many beloved nursery rhymes. Children readily accept odd statements like the cow jumped over the moon and the dish ran away with the spoon. This fanciful bending of reality is also basic to surrealism. In this book, nonsense and surrealism combine to spark creativity and imagination. What's true? What's impossible? What's absolutely absurd? From Eric Carle, creator of the classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, comes a book to make children laugh and think, preparing them for a lifetime of loving both words and art.

Calm with the Very Hungry Caterpillar

Calm with the Very Hungry Caterpillar

Author: Eric Carle Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/06/2016

This beautiful little gift book features a simple, easy-to-follow journey to relaxation, perfect for children and adults of all ages. When your monkey mind feels too jumpy... take a deep breath... to clear the cobwebs from your mind. Featuring the beautiful, contemplative artwork of The Very Hungry Caterpillar creator Eric Carle, this little book will help guide you to relax and calm your monkey mind. This beautifully illustrated and wonderfully written book helps children learn mindfulness as a life skill in a way they can build into their lives as a daily practice Professor Willem Kuyken, Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, University of Oxford

The World of Eric Carle: Big Box of Little Books

The World of Eric Carle: Big Box of Little Books

Author: Eric Carle Format: Board book Release Date: 29/02/2016

Nine chunky board books packed full of Eric Carle's fantastic animals - turn over for a Very Hungry Caterpillar puzzle surprise! Who lives in the jungle? What can you see in your pond? Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar and all his animal friends in this sturdy box with magnetic closure, containing nine mini board books perfect for little hands to explore. Each book is full of amazing animals, and the back covers join together to make a beautiful Very Hungry Caterpillar puzzle. With classic, stylish Eric Carle artwork, this is a great gift collection that children will love.

What's Your Favourite Animal?

What's Your Favourite Animal?

Author: Eric Carle Format: Board book Release Date: 01/10/2015

Find out what award-winning author/illustrators' favourite animals are in this stunning first animal board book for babies. From the creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar comes a stylish first animal board book - perfect for babies and their picture book-loving parents! Who would have thought Lucy Cousins' favourite animal is a leopard, NOT a mouse! And Eric Carle? He loves CATS! Bringing together some of the finest modern children's book illustrators of our time - Jon Klassen, Eric Carle, Lucy Cousins, Nick Bruel, Susan Jeffers, Steven Kellogg, Tom Litchtenheld, Peter McCarty, Chris Raschka, Peter Sis, Lane Smith, Erin Stead, Rosemary Wells, Mo Willems - Eric Carle asks, What's your favourite animal? and the result is an astonishingly colourful parade of animals, from giraffes with their heads in the clouds to fuzzy dogs and squishy snails.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Nature Walk Scrapbook

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Nature Walk Scrapbook

Author: Eric Carle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2015

The World of Eric Carle embodies the joys of playful learning and an appreciation of art and nature that generations have experienced through Eric Carle's timeless stories and unique artwork. The Nature Walk Scrapbook, featuring The Very Hungry Caterpillar and his friends from The World of Eric Carle, is the perfect place to stick in all the treasures you find on your nature walk and to draw pictures of the things you saw. With ideas for things to find and bugs to look out for. Contains two sticker sheets.

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