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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 - $61.49

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

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Eric Carle

$3.59 - $24.39

The Very Busy Spider 0399256016 Book Cover

The Very Busy Spider

Eric Carle

$3.99 - $19.36

The Grouchy Ladybug 0590130668 Book Cover

The Grouchy Ladybug

Eric Carle

$3.59 - $38.19

The Tiny Seed (Aladdin Picture Books) 0590425668 Book Cover

The Tiny Seed (Aladdin Picture Books)

Eric Carle

$3.59 - $255.09

From Head to Toe 0694013013 Book Cover

From Head to Toe

Eric Carle

$3.59 - $21.46

Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me 0689829590 Book Cover

Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me

Eric Carle

$3.99 - $18.79

A House for Hermit Crab 1442473037 Book Cover

A House for Hermit Crab

Eric Carle

$3.69 - $17.86

The Very Quiet Cricket 0399226842 Book Cover

The Very Quiet Cricket

Eric Carle

$3.59 - $20.88

Mister Seahorse 0399242694 Book Cover

Mister Seahorse

Eric Carle

$3.99 - $17.20

The Mixed-Up Chameleon 0590421433 Book Cover

The Mixed-Up Chameleon

Eric Carle

$3.59 - $112.99

The Very Lonely Firefly 0399227741 Book Cover

The Very Lonely Firefly

Eric Carle

$3.99 - $22.51

Pancakes, Pancakes! 0590444530 Book Cover

Pancakes, Pancakes!

Eric Carle

$3.59 - $17.86

10 Little Rubber Ducks 0060740787 Book Cover

10 Little Rubber Ducks

Eric Carle

$3.89 - $20.40

Little Cloud (Picture Puffins) 0590368052 Book Cover

Little Cloud (Picture Puffins)

Eric Carle

$3.59 - $17.36

Dream Snow 0399235795 Book Cover

Dream Snow

Eric Carle

$3.99 - $22.62

Do You Want to Be My Friend? 0064431274 Book Cover

Do You Want to Be My Friend?

Eric Carle

$3.99 - $29.59

Have you seen my cat? 0887080545 Book Cover

Have you seen my cat?

Eric Carle

$3.99 - $17.86

"Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," said the Sloth 0439579465 Book Cover

"Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," said the Sloth

Eric Carle

$3.89 - $16.22

Today Is Monday 0590459082 Book Cover

Today Is Monday

Eric Carle

$3.59 - $16.91

1, 2, 3 to the Zoo 0399230130 Book Cover

1, 2, 3 to the Zoo

Eric Carle

$3.59 - $18.22

Eric Carle's Dragons, Dragons 059045756X Book Cover

Eric Carle's Dragons, Dragons

Eric Carle

$3.99 - $21.19

Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? 0439271495 Book Cover

Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?

Eric Carle

$3.59 - $16.26

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

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

Eric Carle

$3.59

The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse 0399257136 Book Cover

The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse

Eric Carle

$4.19 - $16.22

Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar 0448489325 Book Cover

Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

$4.19 - $8.94

Walter the Baker 1442449411 Book Cover

Walter the Baker

Eric Carle

$3.59 - $17.86

Eric Carle's Treasury Of Classic Stories 0590502131 Book Cover

Eric Carle's Treasury Of Classic Stories

Eric Carle

$3.99 - $10.79

Artist to artist: 23 Major Illustrators Talk to Children about Their Art 0399246002 Book Cover

Artist to artist: 23 Major Illustrators Talk to Children about Their Art

Eric Carle

$25.55

The Very Clumsy Click Beetle (Eric Carle's Very Series) 0439216036 Book Cover

The Very Clumsy Click Beetle (Eric Carle's Very Series)

Eric Carle

$3.99 - $23.99

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