Eric Carle

February 12, 2008 at 1:51 am Leave a comment

Eric Carle – I bet there aren’t too many households containing small children that don’t possess at least one of this legendary children’s author and illustrator’s wonderous books. Published in 1969, 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 45 languages and sold over 25 million copies. As of 2005, a copy is sold roughly every 57 seconds.

The original title of the book was to have been A Week with Willi Worm, featuring a bookworm named Willi. However, Carle’s editor advised that a green worm would not make a very likable protagonist. There are rumours of the film rights having been sold for £1 million.

Eric Carle has illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 75 million copies of his books have sold around the world.

Hungry Caterpillar Block Puzzle

AWARDS: 2007 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Toy Platinum Award; 2005 iParenting Excellent Product Award available here

Here is an interview with Eric conducted in 2007.

Read more about this brilliant man over at the Official Eric Carle Website

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