Eric Carle (Author)

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Eric Carle (Photo credit: Paul Shoul)

Photo credit: Paul Shoul

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 25 languages and sold over twelve million copies. Since the Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than sixty books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote.

Eric Carle's art is distinctive and instantly recognizable. His art work is created in collage technique, using hand-painted papers, which he cuts and layers to form bright and cheerful images. Many of his books have an added dimension - die-cut pages, twinkling lights as in The Very Lonely Firefly, even the lifelike sound of a cricket's song as in The Very Quiet Cricket - giving them a playful quality: a toy that can be read, a book that can be touched. Children also enjoy working in collage and many send him pictures they have made themselves, inspired by his illustrations. He receives hundreds of letters each week from his young admirers. The secret of Eric Carle's books' appeal lies in his intuitive understanding of and respect for children, who sense in him instinctively someone who shares their most cherished thoughts and emotions.

Eric Carle has two grown-up children, a son and a daughter. With his wife Barbara, he lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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Book Cover:  1 2 3 To The Zoo
Brightly coloured animals, riding on a train to their new homes in the zoo, offer young children a delightful introduction to numbers and counting.
Brightly coloured animals, riding on a train to their new homes in the zoo, offer young children a delightful introduction to numbers and counting.
Published: 22/06/1990
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780140509267
RRP: $14.95
Book Cover:  Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse, The
Filled with some of the most magnificently colourful animals of Eric Carle's career, this is a book that celebrates imagination and the artist within us all.
Filled with some of the most magnificently colourful animals of Eric Carle's career, this is a book that celebrates imagination and the artist within us all.
Published: 26/06/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141348131
RRP: $16.99
Book Cover:  Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?
A glorious celebration of wildlife and the special bond between mother and child.

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 companion title to the much-loved classic Brown Bear Brown Bear, What Do You See?

A glorious celebration of wildlife and the special bond between mother and child.

Baby Bear meets all sorts of different animals until he finally finds what he is looking for – his mother. Told through...

Published: 31/08/2009
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141384450
RRP: $14.99
Book Cover:  Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?
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?

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...
Published: 03/05/2010
Format: Board Book
ISBN: 9780141384474
RRP: $14.99
Book Cover:  Bad-Tempered Ladybird Board Book, The
The bad-tempered ladybird picks fights with every animal it meets, no matter how big or small. But after a whole day of being bad-tempered, the ladybird realizes that life is much better when you're in a good mood!

In this comical story, Eric Carle explores the concepts of size and time, using his trademark collage style with lots of bold colour and beautiful illustrations.

The bad-tempered ladybird picks fights with every animal it meets, no matter how big or small. But after a whole day of being bad-tempered, the ladybird realizes that life is much better when you're in...
Published: 23/05/2012
Format: Board Book
ISBN: 9780141383507
RRP: $14.99

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20 May 2016
Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards Shortlist Announced
We are delighted to announce that the following Penguin Random House authors have been shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards:

Suri’s Wall by Lucy Estela and Matt Ottley
Ollie and the Wind by Ronojoy Ghosh

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