HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ERIC CARLE!
Eric Carle was an American author, designer, and illustrator of children’s books. In his lifetime, Carle wrote and illustrated more than 70 books, including the one that made him famous in 1969. The Very Hungry Caterpillar has won the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world and has been translated into 66 different languages and sold over 50 million copies.
A Unique Style
The award-winning author’s books are beautiful pieces of art in and of themselves, unique and immediately recognizable for their bright colors and surprising humor. His signature style of illustration is very distinct and recognizable to children and adults alike. His words are clear and simple with the underlying sweetness to the theme of growth and beauty in all small things.
Stories For Young Readers
Eric’s stories usually match the interests shared by most small children of his extensive knowledge and love of nature. Children sense in him instinctively someone who shares their most cherished thoughts and emotions. Besides being beautiful and entertaining, his books always offer the child the opportunity to learn something about the world around them.
In His Own Words
“I think in my books I honor my father by writing about small living things, and in a way, I recapture those happy times.”
“With many of my books I attempt to bridge the gap between the home and school. I believe that children are naturally creative and eager to learn. I want to show them that learning is really both fascinating and fun.”