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Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world and has been translated into more than 25 languages and sold over twelve million copies. Since the Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than sixty books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote.
Eric Carle's art is distinctive and instantly recognizable. His art work is created in collage technique, using hand-painted papers, which he cuts and layers to form bright and cheerful images. Many of his books have an added dimension - die-cut pages, twinkling lights as in The Very Lonely Firefly, even the lifelike sound of a cricket's song as in The Very Quiet Cricket - giving them a playful quality: a toy that can be read, a book that can be touched. Children also enjoy working in collage and many send him pictures they have made themselves, inspired by his illustrations. He receives hundreds of letters each week from his young admirers. The secret of Eric Carle's books' appeal lies in his intuitive understanding of and respect for children, who sense in him instinctively someone who shares their most cherished thoughts and emotions.
Eric Carle has two grown-up children, a son and a daughter. With his wife Barbara, he lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Books by Eric Carle

Where Is The Very Hungry Caterpillar?
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Happy Christmas from the Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Christmas 123
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Finger Puppet Book
The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Cloth Book
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Very Hungry Caterpillar's 123
Sleep Tight Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Little Book
I Love Dad With The Very Hungry Caterpillar
All About The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Calm With The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Very Hungry Caterpillar Baby Cards For Milestone Moments
I Love Mum With The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The World Of Eric Carle
Dream Snow
The Nonsense Show
Eric Carle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Abc
The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Pop-Up Playmat
Eric Carle Brown Bear Treasury
Love From The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Lonely Firefly
'Gorgeously illustrated, brilliantly innovative...'  The New York Times Book Review on The Very Hungry Caterpillar