Eric Carle life and biography

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Eric Carle biography

Date of birth : 1929-06-25
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Syracuse, New York, United States
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-07-19
Credited as : Author, illustrator, children's book The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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Eric Carle is a children's book author and illustrator. He is most famous for his book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which has been translated into over 50 languages. After publishing The Very Hungry Caterpillar in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than 70 books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 103 million copies of his books have sold around the whole world.

Eric Carle has written and illustrated dozens of books for young children, the most famous being 1969's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Born in New York but raised in Germany, Carle returned to the United States in 1952 and began working in graphics arts, first for the New York Times and then at a New York advertising agency. The first book he illustrated, written by Bill Martin, Jr., was Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (1967). Carle then wrote and illustrated 1, 2, 3 To The Zoo (1968), and has been publishing children's books ever since. His distinctive collage-illustration has made his books instantly recognizable, and he has won numerous awards throughout his career. Some of Carle's most popular titles are The Mixed-Up Chameleon (1975), The Very Busy Spider (1984), The Very Quiet Cricket (1990) and The Very Lonely Firefly (1995).


Author of books:

1967, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (illustrator)
1968, 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo
1969, The Very Hungry Caterpillar
1970, Pancakes, Pancakes!
1970, The Tiny Seed
1970, Tales of the Nimipoo (illustrator)
1970, The Boastful Fisherman (illustrator)
1971, Feathered Ones and Furry (illustrator)
1971, The Scarecrow Clock (illustrator)
1971, Do You Want to Be My Friend?
1972, Rooster’s Off to See the World
1972, The Very Long Tail
1972, The Secret Birthday Message
1972, Walter the Baker
1973, Do Bears Have Mothers Too? (illustrator)
1973, Have You Seen My Cat?
1973, I See a Song, 1973
1974, Split-page book collection:
My Very First Book of Numbers
My Very First Book of Colors
My Very First Book of Shapes
My Very First Book of Words

1974, Why Noah Chose the Dove (illustrator)
1974, All About Arthur
1975, The Hole in the Dike (illustrator)
1975, The Mixed-Up Chameleon
1976, Eric Carle’s Storybook, Seven Tales by the Brothers Grimm
1977, The Grouchy Ladybug
1978, Watch Out! A Giant!
1978, Seven Stories by Hans Christian Andersen (sequel to Seven Tales by the Brothers Grimm)
1980, Twelve Tales from Aesop
1981, The Honeybee and the Robber
1982, Otter Nonsense (illustrator)
1982, Catch the Ball!
1982, What's for Lunch
1983, Chip Has Many Brothers (illustrator)
1984, The Very Busy Spider
1985, The Foolish Tortoise (illustrator)
1985, The Greedy Python (illustrator, companion to The Foolish Tortoise)
1985, The Mountain that Loved a Bird (illustrator)
1986, All Around Us
1986, Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me
1986, All in a Day (Mitsumasa Anno editor)
1987, A House for Hermit Crab
1988, The Lamb and the Butterfly (illustrator)
1988, Eric Carle’s Treasury of Classic Stories for Children
1989, Animals Animals (illustrator)
1990, The Very Quiet Cricket
1991, Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? (illustrator)
1991, Dragons Dragons (illustrator)
1992, Draw Me a Star
1993, Today Is Monday
1994, My Apron
1995, The Very Lonely Firefly
1996, Little Cloud
1997, From Head to Toe
1997, Flora and Tiger: 19 very short stories from my life
1998, Hello, Red Fox
1998, You Can Make a Collage: A Very Simple How-to Book
1999, The Very Clumsy Click Beetle
2000, Does A Kangaroo Have A Mother, Too?
2000, Dream Snow
2002, “Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” said the Sloth
2003, Where Are You Going? To See My Friend! (with Kazuo Iwamura)
2003, Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? (illustrator)
2004, Mister Seahorse
2005, 10 Little Rubber Ducks
2006, My Very First Book of Numbers
2007, Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?
2008, The Rabbit and the Turtle
2009, Google Logo Design (illustrator)
2009, Very Hungry Caterpillar, Pop-Up Edition (40th Anniversary Tribute Book)

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