12 Facts about Eric Carle

I thought I would write about some of the high lights of Eric Carle’s life and career as I love many of his books:

*He was born June 25, 1929
*The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the book he is most known for
*The Very Hungry Caterpillar is translated in over 50 languages
*He was born in New York
*He worked for the New York Times before coming an author and illustrator
*In 1967, Bill Martin Jr. asked Eric Carle to illustrate Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? After seeing a red lobster Eric Carle produced for an advertisement
*Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? Started his own career as an author and illustrator
*In 1968, Eric Carle wrote and illustrated his first book called 1,2,3 to the Zoo
*Eric Carle uses a collage technique to illustrate his books. He hand paints papers, which he cuts and layers to create his bright and colorful pictures.
*Some of my favorites of his- The Grouchy Ladybug was done in 1977 and Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me was made in 1986. He was the illustrator and author for both of these.
*Eric Carle’s latest book is The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse in 2011
* He has illustrated more than 70 books
Here is his official website: www.eric-carle.com

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