Eric Carle

A Famous Author and Illustrator


Eric Carle knew that he wanted to be an artist since he was little boy. He remembers school as a warm loving place with large sheets of paper streaming in the sun. Ever since then he was positive he wanted to be an artist

Eric Carle's life events


Eric Carle was born June 25, 1929. In mid-1929 Eric Carles family moved to Germany when he was six.During World War II, when Eric was 15, he was enrolled by the German Government to dig trenches. Later he was enrolled in U.S Army during Korean War as mail clerk.Upon his return from war he joined an advertising agency as art director.


Eric Carle's first break through which truly began his career struck when Bill Martin Jr. a renowned author and educator asked him to illustrate a story after noticing an illustration of a red lobster Carle created for an advertisement. In 2002, with the assistance of his wife Barbara Carle, he founded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book of Art. Eric receives hundreds of letters from his young admirers every week which he loves. Carle resides at Northampton, Massachusetts with his wife, a son, and a daughter.

Why Eric Carle is Famous

Eric Carle is famous for his picture books. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear Brown Bear What do You See, The Grouchy Ladybug, Rooster’s Off to See the World,The Secret Birthday Message, Walter the Baker, The Very Long Train, The Boastful Fisherman, Tales of the Nimipoo and a lot more books. he also illustrated all of his books.