Eric Carle
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Eric Carle

Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world and has been translated into more than 62 languages and sold over 41 million copies. Since the Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than 70 books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote.

Carle says: "With many of my books I attempt to bridge the gap between the home and school. To me home represents, or should represent; warmth, security, toys, holding hands, being held. School is a strange and new place for a child. Will it be a happy place? There are new people, a teacher, classmates - will they be friendly? I believe the passage from home to school is the second biggest trauma of childhood; the first is, of course, being born. Indeed, in both cases we leave a place of warmth and protection for one that is unknown. The unknown often brings fear with it. In my books I try to counteract this fear, to replace it with a positive message. I believe that children are naturally creative and eager to learn. I want to show them that learning is really both fascinating and fun."

Eric Carle has two grown-up children, a son and a daughter. With his wife Barbara, he divides his time between the Florida Keys and the hills of North Carolina.

For more information about Eric Carle and his books please visit:

The Official Eric Carle web site: http://www.eric-carle.com
Eric Carle's Blog: http://www.ericcarleblog.blogspot.com
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art: http://www.carlemuseum.org
The World of Eric Carle: http://www.amazon.com/The-World-of-Eric-Carle

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Best Sellers

    • The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    • By: Eric Carle
    • Narrated by: Mike Ferrerir
    • Length: 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    One sunny Sunday, the caterpillar was hatched out of a tiny egg. He was very hungry. On Monday, he ate through one apple; on Tuesday, he ate through three plums - and still he was hungry. When full at last, he made a cocoon around himself and went to sleep....

    Regular price: $7.00

    • A House for Hermit Crab

    • By: Eric Carle
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    When Hermit Crab finds a bigger, empty shell, he wiggles into it. It feels just right. But it’s so plain. Will he ever feel at home in his new house....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wish i had pictures but the auto book is great

    • By Kristen N. Doucet on 07-12-17

    Regular price: $1.88

    • The Very Busy Spider

    • By: Eric Carle
    • Narrated by: Mike Ferrerir
    • Length: 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Early one morning a little spider spins her web on a fence post. One by one, the animals of the nearby farm try to distract her, yet the busy little spider keeps diligently at her work....

    Regular price: $7.00

    • The Very Quiet Cricket

    • By: Eric Carle
    • Narrated by: Mike Ferrerir
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
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    One day a tiny cricket is born and meets a big cricket who chirps his welcome. The tiny cricket tries to respond, but there is no sound. The quiet cricket then makes his way into the world, meeting one insect after another....

    Regular price: $7.00

    • Walter the Baker

    • By: Eric Carle
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    People come from near and far to buy Walter’s delicious bread, cookies, and tarts. Everyone agrees he is the best baker in the whole Duchy....

    Regular price: $9.09

    • 10 Little Rubber Ducks

    • By: Eric Carle
    • Narrated by: HarperCollins
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Get swept away with 10 little rubber ducks!....

    Regular price: $2.06

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