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Eric Carle (1929 – 2021) was a highly acclaimed and beloved author, illustrator, and creator of more than seventy picture books for young children. In a 2012 survey of School Library Journal readers, his most famous work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, was voted the number two children's picture book, bested only by Where the Wild Things Are. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, published in 1969, has been translated into sixty languages and sold over thirty-eight million copies. Born in Syracuse, New York in 1929, Carle moved with his parents to Germany when he was six. He was educated there and graduated from a prestigious art school in Stuttgart. Eager to return to the U.S., Carle returned to New York City in 1952 and began working as a graphic designer for The New York Times. He was later, for many years, the art director of an advertising agency. Carle illustrated Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, a collaboration with writer Bill Martin Jr., in 1967. The book became a bestseller and established Carle's career. Carle's work has been honored with numerous awards, including the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his contributions to American children's literature.

Books by Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar 0399226907 Book Cover

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

$3.59 - $23.89

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? 0805047905 Book Cover

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Eric Carle

$3.59 - $24.49

The Very Busy Spider 0448444216 Book Cover

The Very Busy Spider

Eric Carle

$4.09 - $18.50

The Grouchy Ladybug 0590312278 Book Cover

The Grouchy Ladybug

Eric Carle

$3.69 - $17.14

The Tiny Seed 0887080154 Book Cover

The Tiny Seed

Eric Carle

$3.99 - $16.62

From Head to Toe 0064435962 Book Cover

From Head to Toe

Eric Carle

$3.59 - $16.86

Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? 0312515812 Book Cover

Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?

Eric Carle

$3.86 - $21.45

A House for Hermit Crab 0689870647 Book Cover

A House for Hermit Crab

Eric Carle

$3.99 - $15.41

Eric Carle's Animals Animals 0698118553 Book Cover

Eric Carle's Animals Animals

Eric Carle

$4.89 - $19.44

Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me 0689829590 Book Cover

Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me

Eric Carle

$4.19 - $16.65

The Very Quiet Cricket 0399226842 Book Cover

The Very Quiet Cricket

Eric Carle

$4.19 - $19.53

Mister Seahorse 0399254900 Book Cover

Mister Seahorse

Eric Carle

$4.59 - $17.12

The Very Lonely Firefly 0448458500 Book Cover

The Very Lonely Firefly

Eric Carle

$3.59 - $20.32

10 Little Rubber Ducks 0060740752 Book Cover

10 Little Rubber Ducks

Eric Carle

$4.49 - $20.40

The Mixed-Up Chameleon 0064431622 Book Cover

The Mixed-Up Chameleon

Eric Carle

$3.59 - $16.66

Pancakes, Pancakes! (Stories to Go!) 0689822464 Book Cover

Pancakes, Pancakes! (Stories to Go!)

Eric Carle

$4.19 - $15.41

Little Cloud (Picture Puffins) 0590368052 Book Cover

Little Cloud (Picture Puffins)

Eric Carle

$4.19 - $15.98

Dream Snow 0399173145 Book Cover

Dream Snow

Eric Carle

$3.89 - $22.71

Do You Want to Be My Friend? 069024276X Book Cover

Do You Want to Be My Friend?

Eric Carle

$4.29 - $16.15

Have you seen my cat? 1442445742 Book Cover

Have you seen my cat?

Eric Carle

$3.59 - $15.41

"Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," Said the Sloth 0142408476 Book Cover

"Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," Said the Sloth

Eric Carle

$4.09 - $16.23

Today Is Monday 0698115635 Book Cover

Today Is Monday

Eric Carle

$3.59 - $26.46

1, 2, 3 to the Zoo 039961172X Book Cover

1, 2, 3 to the Zoo

Eric Carle

$3.99 - $14.79

Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? 006443642X Book Cover

Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?

Eric Carle

$3.59 - $15.11

Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar 0448489325 Book Cover

Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

$4.49 - $9.99

Eric Carle - Spanish: El Artista Que Pinto Un Caballo Azul 0399164022 Book Cover

Eric Carle - Spanish: El Artista Que Pinto Un Caballo Azul

Eric Carle

$4.29 - $28.79

Eric Carle's Dragons, Dragons 0399228373 Book Cover

Eric Carle's Dragons, Dragons

Eric Carle

$4.19 - $18.61

Walter the Baker 0590444522 Book Cover

Walter the Baker

Eric Carle

$4.19 - $15.63

My Very First Book of Shapes 0399243879 Book Cover

My Very First Book of Shapes

Eric Carle

$3.89 - $14.89

Eric Carle's ABC (The World of Eric Carle) 0448445646 Book Cover

Eric Carle's ABC (The World of Eric Carle)

Eric Carle

$4.59 - $8.99

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