If you are asked to name a famous children’s book author Eric Carle is probably one of the first to come to mind. Whether you are planning to teach your child, your class or just interested to learn more yourself this Eric Carle Biography will give you some quick facts on one of the most beloved authors out there!
Eric Carle was born in Syracuse, New York on June 25, 1929. He then moved with his parents to Germany when he was 6 years old. There, he went to school and graduated from art school. After he graduated, with only $40 he moved back to America (New York). He soon got a job working as a graphic designer for the promotional department of The New York Times.
Bill Martin Jr was a respected author and educator had seen a painting of a lobster that Eric Carle had created for an advertisement. He called Eric to see if he was interested in illustrating a story he had written. Eric Carle accepted and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? was the result!
Soon Eric Carle began writing his own stories with his first one being 1, 2, 3, To The Zoo!
His second book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has become a children’s classic, being read by millions of people world wide. It’s been translated into 33 languages and sold over 33 million copies.
With his warm stories with great lessons and his fun and unique art work Eric Carle stories are staples in every child’s library. Eric Carle uses a collage technique with colorful and handmade papers for bright and beautiful images.
The Art of Eric Carle is a wonderful book that is full of more information about Eric Carle, one of the most beloved authors and illustrators!