Eric Carle is acclaimed and dear because the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young kids. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of kids all over the world and has been translated into over 62 languages and sold over 41 million copies. Since the Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than 70 books, several best sellers, the majority of which he also wrote.
Carle says: "With lots of my books I try to bridge the gap between the home and school. To me dwelling represents, or ought to symbolize; warmth, security, toys, holding hands, being held. School is a new and strange location for a young child. Will this be a joyful place? There are new people, a teacher, classmates - will they be friendly? I think the passage from home to school is the 2nd most important trauma of youth; the first is, obviously, being born. Indeed, in both situations we leave an area of warmth and security for one that's unknown. The unknown frequently brings fear along with it. In my books I attempt to counteract this panic, to replace it with a positive message. I think that children are naturally creative and eager to learn. I want to demonstrate that studying is actually both fascinating and fun."
Eric Carle includes two grown-up kids, a son and a woman. With his wife Barbara, he divides his time between the Florida Keys and the mountains of North Carolina.
For more information about Eric Carle and his novels 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: http://www.amazon.com/The-World-of-Eric-Carle
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