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Eric Carle - Author

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 50 languages and sold over 33 million copies. Since the Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 110 million copies of his books have sold around the world.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Eric Carle

All About the Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle
Shaped to reflect the movement of Eric Carle's much loved Very Hungry Caterpillar, this board book introduces the key moments is a well-loved story. Starting with the egg on a leaf in the moonlight, the book shows how the caterpillar...
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Format: Board book | Released 09/03/2017
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Where is the Very Hungry Caterpillar?
Eric Carle
Where's The Very Hungry Caterpillar? Lift the flap to see if he's nibbling away at a bright red strawberry – but no, that's just a tiny ant. Is he hiding in the grass? Lifting the flap this time reveals a...
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Format: Board book | Released 09/03/2017
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar's 123
Eric Carle
Counting is particular fun when across the page streams a line of animals depicted in luminously beautiful artwork by the one and only Eric Carle. They are arranged in height order and the line begins with one stately giraffe, followed...
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Format: Board book | Released 02/03/2017
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Dream Snow
Eric Carle
Eric Carle's distinctive glowing textured collages create a lovely story of a cosy, then snowy winter's evening. A farmer lives on a farm with his animals One the horse, Two the cow, Three the sheep, Four the pig and Five...
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Format: Board book | Released 06/10/2016
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Calm with the Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle
It's always worth taking time to gaze at Eric Carle's wonderful illustrations and in this pocket-sized book they are used to help children develop mindfulness. When your mind feels busy, says the text, just stop and breathe; an illustration of...
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/06/2016
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The World of Eric Carle: Big Box of Little Books
Eric Carle
A sturdy box contains nine small but satisfyingly chunky board books themed by setting – home, farm, sky, sea and so on. Each little book contains five of Eric Carle's bright, bold, immediately recognisable animal illustrations. Even shrunk down to...
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Format: Board book | Released 03/03/2016
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The World of Eric Carle: What's the Time?
Eric Carle
Eric Carle's bright, bold, immediately recognisable illustrations are here put to very good use in a fun and stylish book to teach children how to tell the time. At 7 o'clock the Very Hungry Caterpillar wakes to have his breakfast...
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Format: Board book | Released 03/03/2016
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I Love Mum with the Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle
You may be aware that Mother's Day is fast approaching, and rather than a card or a bunch of flowers why not buy this little hardback which, full of Eric Carle's luminous, kaleidoscopic images, will fill the day with an...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/02/2016
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The Nonsense Show
Eric Carle
Julia Eccleshare's October 2015 Book of the Month The much-loved Eric Carle's The Nonsense Show more than lives up to its title! Using his trade-mark collage illustrations he has created spread after spread of surprising and unusual events. Humans and animals...
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Format: Hardback | Released 13/10/2015
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Eric Carle: 100 Postcards
Eric Carle
This is a delightful collection of 100 postcards, featuring the beautiful and iconic artwork of Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Showcasing brand new artwork, alongside classic images, this exquisite box is a celebration of Carle's extraordinary children's...
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Format: Multiple copy pack | Released 03/09/2015
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar's ABC
Eric Carle
July 2015 Book of the Month Explore the amazing animal alphabet with the very hungry caterpillar in this delightful board book. Featuring Eric Carle's bright, distinctive artwork and lots of favourite animals, big and small. A recent survey from The...
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Format: Board book | Released 02/07/2015
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What's Your Favourite Animal?
Eric Carle
March 2015 Book of the Month Eric Carle, the world-famous creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, loves animals – especially cats. His cat Fiffi is the first favourite animal followed by Peter McCarty's great big Bunny and Rosemary Wells rather...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/03/2015
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Pop-Up Playmat
Eric Carle
This gorgeous pop-up playmat version of a much-loved classic, first published in 1969, includes three colourful sections - set in the garden, in the sky and under the sea - feature Eric Carle's beautiful collage artwork with exciting touch-and-feel textures...
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Format: Board book | Released 05/03/2015
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Friends
Eric Carle
Best-selling author Eric Carle whose The Very Hungry Caterpillar has entertained generations of children has created a wonderful story about friendship. When a little boy finds that he is all alone – his best friend and constant companion has gone...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/03/2015
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle
This is a much-loved classic but as relevant today as it was when first published in 1969! The vivid and colourful illustrations and cut back and die-cut pages, together...
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Format: Mixed media product | Released 02/10/2014
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle
One of our Books of the Year 2014 A soft cloth book with bright, colourful pictures that can make snuggle-time extra special. This is a much-loved classic but as relevant today as it was when first published in 1969! The...
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Format: Rag book | Released 05/06/2014
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Doodle Book
Eric Carle
2014 is the Very Hungry Caterpillar's 45th anniversary. A wonderful doodle book with pages of creative fun with all of Eric Carle's artwork including of course the Very Hungry Caterpillar.
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/03/2014
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar: a Pull-out Pop-up
Eric Carle
A bright and beautiful pull-out, pop-up edition of the classic picture book which follows the Very Hungry Caterpillar's journey from tiny caterpillar to butterfly illustrated with Eric Carle's distinctive, colourful pictures. It is based on the classic picture book. This...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/03/2014
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What's Your Favourite Animal?
Eric Carle
Eric Carle, the world-famous creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, loves animals – especially cats. His cat Fiffi is the first favourite animal followed by Peter McCarty's great big Bunny and Rosemary Wells rather small dog! Lane Smith's favourite is...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/02/2014
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Friends
Eric Carle
Best-selling author Eric Carle whose The Very Hungry Caterpillar has entertained generations of children has created a wonderful story about friendship. When a little boy finds that he is all alone – his best friend and constant companion has gone...
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Format: Hardback | Released 19/11/2013
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Touch and Feel Playbook
Eric Carle
A Touch and Feel version of this is a much-loved classic, first published in 1969, is perfect for older babies and toddlers. It features concepts such as colours, numbers, shapes and first words that are introduced through textures, words and...
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Format: Board book | Released 07/03/2013
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The Bad-Tempered Ladybird
Eric Carle
A classic picture book in a robust board book format. The bad-tempered ladybird is too mean to share. Instead, it picks a fight with every creature it meets – even if it is a big as a rhinoceros! The journey,...
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Format: Board book | Released 07/06/2012
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Sound Book
Eric Carle
March 2012 Book of the Month. This is a much-loved classic, but as relevant today as it was when first published in 1969. Now available in this sound-book format so you can actually listen to the Very Hungry Caterpillar as he...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/03/2012
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The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse
Eric Carle
Best-selling Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, brings his brilliant use of colour to the fore in these bold illustrations of brightly coloured animals. Carle's blue horse, orange elephant, purple fox and the rest are a tangible...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/10/2011
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle
This is a much-loved classic but as relevant today as it was when first published in 1969! The vivid and colourful illustrations and cut back and die-cut pages, together with some very simple text, provide a wonderful story that is...
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Format: Paperback | Released 28/11/2002
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Board Book)
Eric Carle
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. This is a much-loved classic, but as relevant today as it was when first published in 1969! Now available in this board-book format, its vivid and colourful illustrations and cut...
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Format: Hardback | Released 29/09/1994
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