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.


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Eric Carle Books

  • 8VHC Toddlers

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Board Book (Other)

    Eric Carle

    (5) Hand-picked favourites
    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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    The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Paperback (Paperback)

    Eric Carle

    (3) Hand-picked favourites
    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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  • AETDF 3 years +

    The Bad-tempered Ladybird (Paperback)

    Eric Carle

    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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  • AJDHL 3 years +

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar: a Pull-out Pop-up (Hardback)

    Eric Carle

    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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  • AZNVT Toddlers

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Other)

    Eric Carle

    A beautiful 50th anniversary edition of the best-selling Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Exuberantly coloured artwork and favourite 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's colourful collage animals and simple repetitive language. To celebrate 50 years of Brown Bear, for the very first time the book comes with a CD featuring an audio recording by Eric Carle himself!
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  • AAWUY 3 years +

    Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? (Paperback)

    Eric Carle

    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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  • AAEII 3 years +

    The Very Busy Spider (Other)

    Eric Carle

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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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  • AEAVR Toddlers

    Little Learning Library (Board)

    Eric Carle

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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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  • ALIIL 3 years +

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Other)

    Eric Carle

    This new and improved Very Hungry Caterpillar gift set contains a mini-hardback edition of Eric Carle's classic and bestselling picture book, with a cute and cuddly caterpillar toy.
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  • ADBRP 3 years +

    The Mixed-up Chameleon (Paperback)

    Eric Carle

    A small chameleon is living an ordinary small chameleon's life - changing colour and catching flies on his sticky tongue - when he comes across a zoo full of fantastic animals like white polar bears, and big strong elephants. But when he wishes he could be just like them, all sorts of strange things start to happen, showing why it's important not to wish yourself away but be happy with just who you are.
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  • ACAEW Toddlers

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Board)

    Eric Carle

    "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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  • BXMDD

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Birthday Party (Other)

    Eric Carle

    2019 marks the 50th birthday of Eric Carle's beloved classic story The Very Hungry Caterpillar. In this brand new board book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar is going to a birthday party and excitement is in the air! Meet new animal friends on every page and discover a special fold-out surprise. This chunky board book, with its sparkly cover and fold out surprise, is the perfect gift for little hands and a fun, interactive way to join in the birthday celebrations for The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
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  • AJNKM Toddlers

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Touch and Feel Playbook (Board)

    Eric Carle

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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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  • ABRIS 3 years +

    The Very Busy Spider (Paperback)

    Eric Carle

    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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  • AZPES Toddlers

    I Love Dad with the Very Hungry Caterpillar (Hardback)

    Eric Carle

    This gorgeous little gift book from The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the perfect way to say, 'I Love You, Dad!' Dad...you're easy to talk to...even when I am feeling prickly...you are always there...that's why I love you, Dad! Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar for a celebration of love and all the ways to tell your dad how much you care. This lovely little book features Eric Carle's colourful artwork of animal dads and babies, with the Hungry Caterpillar making an appearance alongside each one. The perfect gift for Father's Day, or any day you want to say...I love you, Dad!
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  • ADCOS Toddlers

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Hardback)

    Eric Carle

    This much-loved classic picture book follows the caterpillar's week while he eats through a range of foods in preparation for his hibernation and subsequent appearance as a beautiful butterfly. With its die-cut pages and holes to explore, this is a richly satisfying book for children. The cuddly caterpillar toy can be pushed through the giant holes as children follow this simple, hopeful story.
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  • AADGK 3 years +

    The Tiny Seed (Paperback)

    Eric Carle

    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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  • AAEAT 3 years +

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Paperback)

    Eric Carle

    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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  • AMPQQ Toddlers

    The Very Lonely Firefly (Other)

    Eric Carle

    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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  • AADGQ 3 years +

    Mister Seahorse (Paperback)

    Eric Carle

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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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    World of Eric Carle (TM) Numbers and Counting Flash Cards (Other)

    Eric Carle

    Featuring familiar characters and classic images from the books of bestselling author Eric Carle, this flash card set offers a creative introduction to early math concepts, from number recognition to counting, and even simple equations! This portable pack of 50 double-sided cards provides hours of fun and learning at home, in the classroom, or on the go.
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  • AUDEN 3 years +

    Calm with the Very Hungry Caterpillar (Hardback)

    Eric Carle

    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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    World of Eric Carle (TM) Spanish-English Flash Cards (Other)

    Eric Carle

    Featuring familiar characters and classic images from the books of bestselling author Eric Carle, this flash card set offers a creative introduction to essential first words in Spanish and English! This portable pack of 50 double-sided cards provides hours of fun and learning at home, in the classroom, or on the go.
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  • BAJAE

    Eric Carle: 100 Postcards (Hardback)

    Eric Carle

    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 book illustration talent. Send the gorgeous postcards to family and friends, or cherish the collection yourself.
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