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Eric Carle

Eric Carle was born on 25 June, 1929 in Syracuse, New York and is best known for his timeless picture book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

A book that has been translated into 62 languages and that has sold over 52 million copies since being published in 1969, it is considered one of the most-loved children's books of all time. Eric uses collage to create his distinctive artwork and has illustrated over 70 other books. He's actually sold 162 million books over the course of his career.



Eric Carle Books

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    Well-loved by babies, toddlers and their parents, and used extensively by teachers, too, Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar has enchanted generations of readers.

    Babies will love the interaction of poking their fingers through the holes in this sturdy board book and toddlers can learn the days of the week with its help. Bright and original illustrations, with an entertaining story, make this a fabulous book to share with babies and toddlers.
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    Eric Carle's classic book has enchanted generations of children with its colourful collage illustrations and simple story.

    With die-cut pages and finger-sized holes for little ones to explore, the story of the hungry green caterpillar with a very big appetite is simply one of the best children's books of all time.

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar is perfect for children from 1+ and good for talking with older toddlers about how caterpillars turn into beautiful butterflies.
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    A little learning library using artwork from Eric Carle's classic, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". Introducing first concepts, this wonderful board book collection makes a perfect first library. Each book is filled with Eric Carle's much-loved collage art and large, simple text. Ideal for little hands to hold the sturdy board pages are durable enough to withstand the rough and tumble of toddlers. Preschoolers will love learning with "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"! Eric Carle is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of books for very young children.
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    Early one morning a little spider begins to spin her web on a fencepost and she doesn't stop until it is finished ...Alongside the visual excitement of Eric Carle's vibrant collages of familiar animals is the tactile experience of feeling the spider's web as it grows from a simple line into a complex and beautiful creation - this is a perfect story for reading aloud and sharing.
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    Well known for his colourful classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle has also created this appealing picture book about the importance of sharing. When the bad-tempered ladybird picks a fight with a whale, he's definitely bitten off more than he can chew and he quickly learns his lesson about kindness and sharing. The Bad-tempered Ladybird is a perfect bedtime story for toddlers who find sharing a struggle!
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    Babies and toddlers will love to follow The Very Hungry Caterpillar as he munches and crunches his way through a huge variety of foods from a juicy apple and sweet pear to a sticky cake and spicy sausage! With its tough board pages and detachable strap and clip, this little board book is perfect for little ones on the go. It can be attached to a buggy, cot or highchair. The colourful collages and simple word labels introduce the concept of colour: ideal for early learners.
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    Early one morning a little spider begins to spin her web on a fence post. In this multi-sensory book, children can feel the pictures as well as see them, while they hear or read the easy rhythmic text. Alongside the visual excitement of Eric Carle's vibrant collages of familiar animals is the tactile experience of feeling the spider's web as it grows from a simple line into a complex and beautiful creation - a perfect story for reading aloud and sharing.
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    Exuberantly colourful artwork and appealing animals make this rhythmic story the perfect introduction to looking and learning about colours. Each spread leads seamlessly into the next and young children will delight in Eric Carle's colourful collage animals and simple repetitive language. Fans of the author's The Very Hungry Caterpillar will love this stunning book.

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    Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" is one of the bestselling picture books of all time, with over 33 million copies sold worldwide to date. This gorgeous new interactive format lets babies and toddlers join in the fun as the plush caterpillar finger puppet literally wriggles his way through the holes in each page, munching and crunching through foods before transforming into a beautiful butterfly! Count along and identify colors in this perfect first introduction to a picture-book classic.
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    When the tiny seed is blown away from its parent plant, it travels a very long way - over seas, deserts and mountains. The tiny seed survives the hazards of the journey and finally falls onto fertile earth. It grows and grows, becoming the tallest, biggest flower for miles around. Then one day the wind blows and thousands of the flower's seeds begin their own journeys.
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    This is a stunning new picture book from Eric Carle about Mister Seahorse and other 'male mothers', with special acetate pages that hide fish behind rocks and reeds. As he floats through the sea, Mister Seahorse meets a Mr Stickleback, Mr Tilapia, Mr Kurtus and many other fish fathers caring for their eggs and babies in the most surprising ways.
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    A sequel to "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?", Bill Martin's playful story combining animals, colours and sounds, is beautifully illustrated by Eric Carle. A simple rhythmic text introduces the reader to a menagerie of wild animals from a roaring lion to a fluting flamingo and a trumpeting elephant. With refreshed colour artwork, this paperback reissue celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the second title in the series, "Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?".
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    "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" has been enchanting generations of toddlers for over forty years. Now you can share this enduring story in a brand new big board book format, perfect for the home, library or nursery classroom.
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    This is a colouring-in version of Eric Carle's classic "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". This colouring book is a black and white version of the original and classic favourite, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". Eric Carle fans and budding illustrators can now bring this bestselling story to life, in their own colours and style. The activity is accompanied by the full text of the story so that children can enjoy reading along as they colour in the pictures. Eric Carle is an internationally bestselling and award winning author/illustrator of books for very young children. He was born in New York, but spent his early life in Germany. He returned to the States in his early twenties and worked as a graphic designer for the "New York Times". He went on to be the art director of an advertising agency before he began writing and illustrating children's books. Eric lives in Massachusetts with his wife Barbara. The Carles opened The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Massachusetts in 2002. Don't miss these other "Very Hungry Caterpillar" and Eric Carle books: "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"; "Eric Carle's Very Special Baby Book"; "Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do You Hear?" ; "The Very busy Spider"; "The Very Quiet Cricket"; "The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse"; "1, 2, 3 to the Zoo"; "Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What do you See?"; "The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pop-Up Book"; "Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?"; "The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Buggy Book"; "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?"; "The Bad-Tempered Ladbybird"; "The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Little Learning Library". Includes: "The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Touch and Feel Playbook"; "My Very First Book of Words"; "The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book and Toy"; "Little Cloud"; "Today is Monday"; "My Very First Book of Shapes"; "The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Sound Book"; "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"; "From Head to Toe"; "The Very Hungry Caterpillar Big Board Book"; "Draw Me a Star"; "Mister Seahorse"; "Do You want to be My Friend?"; "The Tiny Seed"; "The Mixed-up Chameleon"; "The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Book and CD"; "Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What do you See?" ; "The Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Book and Block Set"; "Rooster's Off to See the World"; "Count with the Very Hungry Caterpillar: Sticker Book"; "My Very First Book of Colours"; "The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Finger Puppet Book"; "My Own Very Busy Spider Colouring Book"; "Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, Said the Sloth"; and "The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Friends: My Very First Annual".
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    This is a bright and beautiful fold-out pop-up that follows the Very Hungry Caterpillar's journey from tiny caterpillar to beautiful butterfly. It is based on the classic picture book. This stylish concertina book is contained within a neat slipcase.
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    A CHRISTMAS CLASSIC FROM THE CREATOR OF THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR Eric Carle's only Christmas story is now a board book! Eric Carle's DREAM SNOW has become a contemporary Christmas classic since it was published more than a decade ago. Now it's the perfect board book for a new generation of Carle fans. The edition includes board-book versions of the marvellous novelty elements that made the original so special - peekaboo animals hidden under the snow, the shimmering tree decorated for the holiday and glittery snowflakes on the cover. It's full of surprises as the Santa-like farmer dreams of snow on Christmas Eve, and wakes to discover real snow has fallen, just in time for him to give gifts to his cherished animals. Imaginative and multi-sensory, it's a Christmas book that reveals the wonder of the season.
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    This beautiful little gift book features a simple, easy-to-follow journey to relaxation, perfect for children and adults of all ages. When your monkey mind feels too jumpy...take a deep breath...to clear the cobwebs from your mind. Featuring the beautiful, contemplative artwork of The Very Hungry Caterpillar creator Eric Carle, this little book will help guide you to relax and calm your monkey mind. "This beautifully illustrated and wonderfully written book helps children learn mindfulness as a life skill in a way they can build into their lives as a daily practice." (Professor Willem Kuyken, Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, University of Oxford).
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    The Very Hungry Caterpillar has sold over 41 million copies worldwide in over 62 languages. In this new lift-flap book, children are asked where the Hungry Caterpillar might be hiding. Is he hiding in the grass? No, that's a chirpy cricket! Is he nibbling the strawberry? No, that's an ant! The lift-flap on every spread lets little readers join in the fun as they search in this fun, interactive take on the beloved children's classic.
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    As the sun sets a little firefly is born. The very lonely firefly sets off into the darkening sky, flashing its light as it searches for other fireflies. It sees many lights - including a light bulb, headlights, the reflecting eyes of a dog, cat and owl and finally some fireworks glittering and shimmering - until at last it finds the firefly friends it was looking for. Now the firefly isn't lonely any more. The joyful conclusion of Eric Carle's delightful story is brought vividly to life with tiny flashing lights on the final page to delight young children.
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    This very special hardback gift edition includes four bestselling Eric Carle titles: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? and Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? These classic picture books feature favourite animals and themes - colours, actions, sounds and babies - all brought to life in Eric Carle's beautiful and distinctive collage artwork. Also by Eric Carle: The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse; The Very Hungry Caterpillar: The Bad-Tempered Ladybird; Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, Said The Sloth; The Very Bust Spider: Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? The Very Quiet Cricket; Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
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    The world of Eric Carle is a world of colour and discovery. Babies will love this bright, fun fold-out book designed for use during daily tummy time. 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 to explore.
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    In this tactile early-learning playbook which features artwork from "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and other Eric Carle picture books, first concepts such as colours, numbers, shapes and first words are introduced through textures, words and pictures. Ideal for older babies and toddlers, this bright, sturdy board book is perfect for sharing and encouraging interactive play.
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    Learn your abc with The Very Hungry Caterpillar...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.
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    These five touch-and-feel stroller flash cards feature the beloved Eric Carle's wonderful animals: the caterpillar, lion, sheep, hippo, and fish. Easy to attach to a stroller, backpack, or diaper bag, they won't get lost, and the engaging soft textures make them perfect interactive entertainment for toddlers on the go.