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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
    Board 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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  • Little Learning Library

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: AEAVR
    Board Toddlers
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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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  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar: a Pull-out Pop-up

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: AJDHL
    Hardback 3 years +
    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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  • 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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  • Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: AAWUY
    Paperback 3 years +
    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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mister Seahorse

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: AADGQ
    Paperback 3 years +
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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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  • Where is the Very Hungry Caterpillar?

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: AXGWU
    Other Toddlers
    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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  • 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 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

    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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  • Eric Carle's Dream Snow

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: BJCJF
    Other
    Count down the days until Christmas with this wonderful pop-up advent calendar based on the popular Christmas story Dream Snow by Eric Carle, author of the beloved classic children's book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Open a window each day to reveal a new decoration to add to the display. By the time December 25th arrives, you'll have a very dreamy Christmas scene!
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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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  • World of Eric Carle (TM) Numbers and Counting Flash Cards

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: BUHUG
    Other
    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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  • Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: BFOZJ
    Other 3 years +
    Baby Bear meets all sorts of different animals until he finally finds what he is looking for - his mother. Told through Bill Martin's rhythmic text and Eric Carle's vibrant images - this is the fourth and final companion title to the much-loved classic Brown Bear Brown Bear, What Do You See?
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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 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 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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  • I Love Dad with the Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: AZPES
    Hardback Toddlers
    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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  • 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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  • World of Eric Carle (TM) Spanish-English Flash Cards

    Eric Carle

    Product Code: BURIY
    Other
    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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