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About the Author

Born in the United States, Eric Carle was taken as a six-year-old child by his parents back to their native country, Germany. Later, he studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste (Academy of Applied Arts) in Stuttgart, and returned to New York in his early twenties as a graphic designer and artist. His many picture books are now known and loved by children around the world.
 
In 2002, Eric and his late wife, Barbara, opened The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, in Amherst, Massachusetts, where the works of distinguished picture book artists, nationally and internationally acclaimed, are exhibited in three spacious galleries.

Eric Carle passed away in 2021, at the age of 91.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Random House Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (June 1, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0593432320
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0593432327
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 5 - 8 years
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ 490L
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ Kindergarten - 3
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.4 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
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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. 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 Amazon UK page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/l/1658013031

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2.0 out of 5 stars Corroded batteries
By Rachel C on February 25, 2021
My son loves this book. We got a hand-me-down version that was missing the cover and the beginning... so I decided to surprise him only to discover that as many other reviewers reported, the batteries are dead. Thankfully I had recently replaced the batteries in his old tattered copy so I pulled those and cleaned the contacts in the new book the best I could and now it works. Happy it works, sad that I paid so much for a book that didn't work upon delivery. It is cheaper than the cover price, but if you order, be prepared to replace the batteries.

Editing to note that after the book was opened a couple of times, the little tab that makes the book make sound, broke and now that doesn't even work. Returning and hoping for a better copy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
By Carla on September 12, 2020
My daughter loves this book. The pages are a little thick. She loves the story. Sounds like a cricket at the end of the book.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Hazard! Button Battery
By Sheepsrkool on September 2, 2021
I was shocked to see that this board book contains a button battery! These are extremely dangerous for small children, and can kill if swallowed in just a few hours. These should not be in children’s toys or books. Do not buy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun book for little ones
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book - what did you expect?!
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4.0 out of 5 stars The very quiet classroom of very quiet children...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cricket lovely cricket
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 9, 2015
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