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Carle, Eric

Works: 1,133 works in 4,241 publications in 23 languages and 183,498 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Toy and movable books  Picture books  Board books  Stories without words  Sound books  Pictorial works  Music  Children's songs 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Interviewee, Artist, Creator, Other, Translator, ilt, Author of introduction, Editor, Conceptor, Contributor
Classifications: PZ8.3.M418, E
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Most widely held works by Eric Carle
The very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle( Book )

360 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 21 languages and held by 11,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of a very small and very hungry caterpillar. he eats one apple on Monday, two pears on Tuesday, three plums on Wednesday, four strawberries on Thursday, five oranges on Friday, and on Saturday he has an enormous feast. The caterpillar grows from a small egg to a beautiful butterfly and at the same time manages to nibble his way through the pages of this book !
Panda Bear, Panda Bear, what do you see? by Bill Martin( Book )

55 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 10,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations and rhyming text present ten different endangered animals
The grouchy ladybug by Eric Carle( Book )

182 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 7,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grouchy ladybug who is looking for a fight challenges everyone she meets regardless of their size or strength
The very busy spider by Eric Carle( Book )

120 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 7,781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The farm animals try to divert a busy little spider from spinning her web, but she persists and produces a thing of both beauty and usefulness. The pictures may be felt as well as seen
Polar bear, polar bear, what do you hear? by Bill Martin( Book )

89 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 7,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zoo animals from polar bear to walrus make their distinctive sounds for each other, while children imitate the sounds for the zookeeper
A house for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle( Book )

77 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 5,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hermit crab who has outgrown his old shell moves into a new one, which he decorates and enhances with the various sea creatures he meets in his travels
The very quiet cricket by Eric Carle( Book )

62 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 4,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

However hard he tries, the little cricket can't make a sound. Then one night he meets another quiet cricket
Do you want to be my friend? by Eric Carle( Book )

117 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 4,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mouse searches everywhere for a friend
The very lonely firefly by Eric Carle( Book )

41 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 4,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the sun sets a little firefly is born. The very lonely firefly sets off into the darkening sky, flashing its light as it searches for other fireflies. It sees many lights including a light bulb, headlights, the reflecting eyes of a dog, cat and owl and finally some fireworks glittering and shimmering until at last it finds the firefly friends it was looking for. Now the firefly isn't lonely any more. The joyful conclusion of Eric Carle's delightful story is brought vividly to life with tiny flashing lights on the final page to delight young children
Today is Monday by Eric Carle( Book )

64 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 3,910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each day of the week brings a new food, until on Sunday all the world's children come and eat it up
Does a kangaroo have a mother, too? by Eric Carle( Book )

46 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the names of animal babies, parents, and groups, for example, a baby kangaroo is a joey, its mother is a flyer, its father is a boomer, and a group of kangaroos is a troop, mob, or herd
Little cloud by Eric Carle( Book )

49 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 3,787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Slowly, slowly, slowly," said the sloth by Eric Carle( Book )

35 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 3,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Slowly, slowly, slowly ... that's how the sloth lives. He hangs upside-down from the branch of a tree, night and day, in the sun and in the rain, while the other animals of the rain forest rush past him. "Why are you so slow? Why are you so quiet? Why are you so lazy?" the others ask the sloth. And, after a long, long, long time, the sloth finally tells them! Set in the lush world of the tropical rain forest, this original picture book is an exquisite showcase of Eric Carle's colorful collage art-with a meaningful message: Slow down! Take time to enjoy your world. Challenged by the other jungle animals for its seemingly lazy ways, a sloth living in a tree explains the many advantages of his slow and peaceful existence
10 little rubber ducks by Eric Carle( Book )

43 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brand-new batch of rubber ducks is loaded onto a ship and sent off to be delivered to children everywhere. But when a storm strikes, 10 little ducks are tossed into the sea and swept away in 10 different directions -- with some wonderfully unexpected adventures along the way. Come ride the waves as legendary children's book author and illustrator Eric Carle explores numbers, directions, opposites, geography, animals, and more in an extraordinary interactive picture book beautifully illustrated with his unique collage-style art. And for a final surprise, the last page contains a duck with a squeaking sound chip for a special treat at the end of the story!
Walter the baker by Eric Carle( Book )

32 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and German and held by 3,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through chance, the baker produces the first pretzel and redeems himself with the king
The secret birthday message by Eric Carle( Book )

46 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By following the instructions in the coded message, Tim finds his birthday present
Hello, red fox by Eric Carle( Book )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guests at Little Frog's birthday party include the red fox, the purple butterfly, the orange cat, and other colorful animals. The illustrations are designed to demonstrate the concept of complementary colors
Draw me a star by Eric Carle( Book )

30 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phantasieanregendes Bilderbuch zu dem alten Mal-Reim "Kri-kra-Krötenfuss, Gänse laufen barfuss". (ab 4)
The artist who painted a blue horse by Eric Carle( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 2,952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rather than use the same old colors, a child paints animals and objects in a variety of different hues. Includes information about the German painter Franz Marc, who created unconventional animal paintings in the early 1900s, and how his art, banned by the Nazi regime, inspired young Eric Carle
The very clumsy click beetle by Eric Carle( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and German and held by 2,951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A clumsy young click beetle learns to land on its feet with encouragement from various animals and a wise old click beetle. An electronic chip with a built-in battery creates clicking sounds to accompany the story
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.11 (from 0.02 for Panda Bear ... to 0.92 for Ein Künst ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The grouchy ladybug
Alternative Names
Carle, Eric

Carle Éric 1929-....

Eric Carle Amerikaans schrijver

Eric Carle amerikansk författare

Eric Carle amerikansk skribent

Eric Carle scrittore e illustratore statunitense

Eric Carle US-amerikanischer Kinderbuchautor

Ḳarl, Eriḳ

Ḳarl, Eriḳ 1929-

Karls, Eriks, 1929-

Kāru, Erikku

Kāru, Erikku 1929-

Карл, Ерик, 1929-

Карл, Эрик

אריק קרל

קארל, אריק 1929-

קרל, אריק

קרל, אריק 1929-

קרעל, אריק 1929-

إرك كارل، 1929-

اریک کارل نویسنده آمریکایی

كارل، اريك

كارل، ايريك

칼, 에릭 1929-


カール, エリック



卡爾 (美)

卡尓, 艾瑞克


English (839)

German (333)

French (80)

Spanish (69)

Japanese (52)

Dutch (40)

Chinese (30)

Italian (28)

Polish (13)

Arabic (11)

Hebrew (10)

Vietnamese (6)

Russian (6)

Somali (4)

Yiddish (4)

Korean (4)

Portuguese (3)

Welsh (2)

Hindi (2)

Swedish (1)

Persian (1)

Urdu (1)

Bengali (1)

Panda Bear, Panda Bear, what do you see?The grouchy ladybugThe very busy spiderPolar bear, polar bear, what do you hear?A house for Hermit CrabThe very quiet cricketDo you want to be my friend?The very lonely firefly