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									Eric CarleEric Carle
Children learn about the natural world in Eric Carle's original, charming books, which include classics such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me. Carle's vivid tissue-paper illustrations and innovations in book design have made him an author whose longevity and continued popularity are testaments to his beloved status among young readers and parents.

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Eric Carle
Current Home:
Northampton, Massachusetts and the Berkshires
Date of Birth:
June 25, 1929
Place of Birth:
Syracuse, New York
Akademie der bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, 1946-50

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Carle's Latest

Selected Works

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								Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?, Author: 
								Bill Martin, Jr., Eric Carle (Illustrator).

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Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?
by Bill Martin, Jr., Eric Carle (Illustrator)
Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? is the final collaboration from this bestselling author-illustrator team. Young readers will enjoy Baby Bear’s quest to find Mama, and they’ll revel in identifying each of the native North American animals that appear along the way. The central focus on the special bond between mother and child makes a fitting finale to a beloved series. These groundbreaking picture books have been teaching children to read for over forty years, and their consistently strong sales prove their staying power and continued applicability for today’s kids.
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								Mister Seahorse, Author: 
								Eric Carle.
*  1, 2, 3 to the Zoo (1968)
*  The Very Hungry Caterpillar (1969)
*  My Very First Book of Words (1974)
*  The Very Lonely Firefly (1995)
*  Slowly, Slowly, Slowly Said the Sloth (2002)
*  Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? (2003)
*  Mister Seahorse (2004)
*  10 Little Rubber Ducks (2005)
*  Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? (2007)

*  See the Eric Carle chronology

The Best Book to Read First

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								Very Hungry Caterpillar, Author: 
								Eric Carle.

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Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle
Carle was recently granted the Association for Library Service to Children's 2003 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. “Carle’s visual observations of the natural world encourage the imagination and often mirror the larger changes in a young child’s development and experience,” said Wilder Award Committee Chair Ginny Moore Kruse. This book about an insatiable insect charms kids every time.

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								"Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," Said the Sloth, Author: 
								Eric Carle.

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"Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," Said the Sloth
by Eric Carle
Carle takes kids on a visit to the rainforest with this simple but entertaining chronicle of a sloth's uneventful day. Several other Amazon animals appear along the way, and an introduction from Jane Goodall sheds further light on the book's immobile star.

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								The Art of Eric Carle, Author: 
								Eric Carle.

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The Art of Eric Carle
by Eric Carle
Learn how the author puts together his classic illustrations in this volume filled with background such as essays by friends and critics, photos and descriptions of his technique, an autobiographical essay, and other illuminating elements.

Photo by Paul Shoul