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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.


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Eric Carle Books

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: ACAEW
    Other Toddlers
    "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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  • My Own Very Hungry Caterpillar Colouring Book

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: AHAPV
    Paperback Toddlers
    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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  • The Bad-tempered Ladybird

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: AETDF
    Paperback 3 years +
    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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  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: ALIIL
    Other 3 years +
    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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  • The Very Busy Spider

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: AAEII
    Other 3 years +
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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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  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Buggy Book

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: ADVAY
    Board Toddlers
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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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  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Touch and Feel Playbook

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: AJNKM
    Board Toddlers
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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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  • The Tiny Seed

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: AADGK
    Paperback 3 years +
    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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  • Eric Carle Brown Bear Treasury

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: AMPPG
    Hardback 3 years +
    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 Very Hungry Caterpillar Finger Puppet Book

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: AAAJI
    Hardback Toddlers
    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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  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar Lacing Cards

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: ATGGQ
    Other Toddlers
    These entertaining and educational lacing cards feature Eric Carle's charming illustrations from his bestselling book 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' and include favourite characters like the classic caterpillar and beautiful butterfly. Printed on thick, sturdy board, these lacing cards are durable and reusable and perfect for small hands to hold. Lacing cards encourage hand-eye coordination and help develop sequencing, dexterity and motor skills, while also providing kids with hours of lace-up fun!
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  • The Mixed-up Chameleon

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: ADBRP
    Paperback 3 years +
    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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  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: AAEAT
    Paperback 3 years +

    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: 100 Postcards

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: BAJAE
    Hardback
    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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  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: ADCOS
    Hardback Toddlers
    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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  • Eric Carle Numbers Flashcards 123

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: BIRSX
    Other Toddlers
    These durable flash cards from Eric Carlebest-selling author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear Brown Bear, and many othersfeature his beloved animal illustrations and serve as a delightful introduction to counting. The thick, sturdy cards are durable enough for play and decorative enough to hang on the wall. Includes two sets of the numbers 1-10.
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  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: AZNVT
    Other Toddlers
    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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  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Birthday Party

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: BXMDD
    Other
    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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  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Christmas Library

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: BSBFL
    Other
    Introducing first concepts, with a Christmas twist, this festive little library features brand new seasonal artwork from Eric Carle. Based on the bestselling The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Little Learning Library, this is a four book slipcase to teach little ones all about Christmas counting, Christmas words, Christmas shapes and Christmas colours. With its study board pages, bright colours, and simple text, this is the ideal gift for little hands this Christmas.
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  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book and Snuggle Blanket

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: BSJCA
    Other
    Curl up with your very own Very Hungry Caterpillar snuggle blanket and enjoy Sleep Tight, a gentle bedtime story featuring the Very Hungry Caterpillar himself. In Sleep Tight, Very Hungry Caterpillar, children will wish crickets, owls and ducks goodnight until . . . wait . . . who's that curled up on the very last page? He's snug as a bug. The perfect bedtime treat for fans of the original Very Hungry Caterpillar. The Very Hungry Caterpillar has sold over 44 million copies worldwide in over 60 languages. Tes, the leading Teaching Resources publication, have just listed The Very Hungry Caterpillar as the number one book for 0-5 year olds - "The book that launched a thousand topics" Lisa Jarmin.
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  • The World of Eric Carle (TM) The Very Hungry Caterpillar (TM) Milestone Blocks

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: BRMSQ
    Other
    Celebrate baby's milestones with adorable art from The Very Hungry Caterpillar (TM)! These sturdy paper-over-board blocks featuring Eric Carle's classic illustrations can be arranged to display any number of days, weeks, months, and years, making it easy for new parents to record and share every important moment as their little one grows up.
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  • Eric Carle's Book of Many Things

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: BPZGG
    Hardback Toddlers
    Learn over 200 words with The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other favourite friends from the World of Eric Carle. From food and clothes to animals and feelings, this is the perfect way for little ones to learn what they need to navigate their busy worlds. Bright, colourful artwork from Eric Carle and clear type makes learning fun, and a spread at the end invites children to remember all the words they have read.
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  • Sleep Tight Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: BOLNK
    Hardback 3 years +
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar has sold over 44 million copies worldwide, in over 60 languages. In this brand new lift-the-flap story, it's evening and everyone is going to sleep - children can lift-the-flap on each page to discover which animal is settling down for the night. Who's that hiding on the very last page? Could it be everyone's favourite caterpillar...? A fun, interactive way to learn about different animals and where they settle down to sleep. The perfect bedtime read.
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  • The World of Eric Carle(TM) Mini Notes

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: BMPOB
    Other
    Featuring adorable art from Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar these irresistible petite notecards, envelopes, and sticker sheets are perfect for tucking into gifts, backpacks, or lunch boxes to send a bite-size message of love to a special someone.
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