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Top 10 Books by Eric Carle

by Dan Steckenberg

Children's author Eric Carle has been creating his distinctive original art and stories for over 40 years. His illustrations are large, colorful collages made with hand-painted paper that Carle layers together. His work is now featured in The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. This gallery features our Top 10 Favorite Books written and illustrated by Eric Carle, and also includes a related activity for each book. Looking for more? Use our Book Finder tool to search for new books for kids of all ages!

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Very Hungry Caterpillar book cover

The Very Hungry Caterpillar


A young caterpillar eats its way through all manner of foods before *spoiler alert* becoming a butterfly at the end of the book. With more than 12 million copies sold, it's one of the best-selling books of all time.

Activity: The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Explore nine different ways to enrich the classic book.

Next: Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me

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