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Eric Carle - Author

About the Author

Eric Carle (25 June 1929 - 23 May 2021) was 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 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 by Eric Carle

Eric Carle's Book of Many Things

Eric Carle's Book of Many Things

5+ readers

Author: Eric Carle Illustrator: Eric Carle, Eric Carle Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2018

Eric Carle's immediately recognisable visual style lifts this useful first word and first concept compendium to another level.

Other books by Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Halloween Trick or Treat

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Halloween Trick or Treat

Author: Eric Carle Format: Board book Release Date: 02/09/2021

Help The Very Hungry Caterpillar hunt for tasty treats this Halloween! This is an irresistible new Halloween adventure with spooky creatures to count on every page and a trick or treat surprise at the end. There's so much to explore - if you dare . . . !

The Very Busy Spider

The Very Busy Spider

Author: Eric Carle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2021

The Very Lonely Firefly

The Very Lonely Firefly

Author: Eric Carle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2021

The Very Quiet Cricket

The Very Quiet Cricket

Author: Eric Carle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2021

Can You Guess? Animal Sounds with The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Can You Guess? Animal Sounds with The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Author: Eric Carle Illustrator: Eric Carle Format: Board book Release Date: 18/05/2021

Play along in this guessing-game board book starring The Very Hungry Caterpillar! Can you guess all of the animal sounds? Luckily, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has helpful hints along the way! Children will love imitating the sounds of each of the animals in this sturdy board book. Eric Carle's beautiful illustrations help bring the animals (and their sounds) to life on the page!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Wild Animal Hide-and-Seek

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Wild Animal Hide-and-Seek

Author: Eric Carle Format: Board book Release Date: 29/04/2021

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is playing hide and seek in the wild in this joyful finger trail lift-the-flap book! Who is in the tall grass shaded from the sun? A pride of sleepy lions playing, having fun! A charming first introduction to wild animals and their habitats. With its gentle rhyming narrative, chunky flaps and finger trails, this book is perfect for little explorers!

Thank You, Teacher from The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Thank You, Teacher from The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Author: Eric Carle Illustrator: Eric Carle Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2021

Perfect for National Teacher Day, Teacher Appreciation Week, the end of the school year, or just because! This heartwarming gift book is a perfect thank-you gift for teachers everywhere. Using bright and colourful Eric Carle imagery, plus The Very Hungry Caterpillar, this story provides all the reasons why the teachers in our lives are so special and why we're so thankful for them.

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