The World of Eric Carle

Ever since Eric Carle was a small child, he loved to draw and he knew that when he grew up he would be an artist. A strong connection to the child inside continues to be a source of inspiration for his stories and pictures which have delighted generations of readers for more than 40 years.

The creator of the beloved and innovative classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar which has won the hearts of millions of children around the world, Eric Carle creates brightly painted tissue paper collage illustrations that are instantly recognizable. Eric Carle’s background in graphic design is reflected in his deceptively simple, bold style; creating illustrations that he continues to think of as “little posters.” His stories, many of which are about animals and insects, entertain, educate and captivate readers of all ages.

Eric Carle was born in Syracuse, New York in 1929 but moved to Germany with his immigrant parents when he was six years old. In Germany, he attended art school and studied design and at 22, returned to New York where he landed a job at The New York Times and later worked as an ar t director of an ad agency. In the mid-1960’s, Eric Carle found his true course in life when he began to create books for children.

  • Eric Carle has created more than 70 books for children including many bestsellers
  • 88 million copies of Eric Carle’s books have sold worldwide
  • Since it was first published in 1969, 29 million copies of The Very Hungry Caterpillar have sold worldwide
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been translated into 47 different languages
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar sells one copy somewhere around the world every 30 seconds!
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  • Valiant Entertainment
  • StudioCanal
  • Cyber Group Studios
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Shaun the Sheep
Tetris
Loeki de Leeuw
Le Tour de France
Dakar
Popeye
Paddington
Subway Surfers
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Fairy Tale Princess
Snow Queen
Cuphead
Olive Oyl
Astérix
Vincent & Rembrandt Jr.
Junior Elf Cars
Garfield
Betty Boop
Zorro
Larva
Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks
Flight Patterns
The World of Eric Carle
International Space Archive
The American Collection