Since Eric Carle wrote and illustrated The Very Hungry Caterpillar in 1969, the children's book has been translated into 50 languages and sold more than 33 million copies.
See also: Teddy Bear Mysteries.
Carle has written or illustrated some 80 books, often featuring the colorful animals that have fascinated him all his life, even during his childhood in war-torn Germany. Carle's art remains instantly recognizable: collage creatures from hand-painted papers shaped into bright, cheerful images. And behind their wiggly caterpillar leader, his books create a world for young minds where life is always beautiful.
My Generation's Tara Mergener introduces us to this passionate artist who loves making learning fun.