Eric Carle

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A self portrait of Eric Carle
A self portrait of Eric Carle

The BEST Eric Carle books

Most of us can happily say that we grew up on Eric Carle books.

Even if some might not recognise his trademark name, they will surely remember Eric Carle’s instantly recognisable signature illustrations.


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Eric Carle has written and illustrated many a book over the decades.

He sometimes works with the writer and illustrator  Bill Martin Jr.

‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ (first published in 1969 and almost stuck with the title ‘A week with Willy The Worm!) could easily be Eric Carle’s most popular, hotly followed by ‘Brown Bear, Brown, Bear’, ‘The Very Lonely Firefly, and ‘Slowly, Slowly’.

Here is a list of the ones we know your little ones will love to hear and see, just like you did back in the day.

Of course we have to kick-off with this one in first place!…

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar

A collection of Eric Carle books

A series of classic books by Eric Carle and Bill Martin Jr.

  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear – What do you see? –

  • Polar Bear, Polar Bear – What Do You Hear?

  • Panda Bear, Panda Bear – What Do You See?

  • Baby Bear, Baby Bear – What Do You See?

See the story of Brown Bear, Brown Bear here…

Eric Carle books that you may, or may not have known about!


Leave a comment and let us know which Eric Carl book is your or your child’s favourite story!


  • 1,2,3 to the Zoo

  • Pancakes, Pancakes

  • The Tiny Seed

  • Do You Want To Be My Friend?

  • Rooster’s Off to See the World

  • The Secret Birthday Message

  • Walter the Baker

  • Do Bears Have Mothers Too?

  • Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too?

  • Have You Seen My Cat?

  • I See a Song

  • Why Noah Chose the Dove

  • The Hole in the Dike

  • The Mixed-Up Chameleon

  • The Grouchy Ladybug

  • Watch Out! A Giant!

  • Seven Stories

  • Twelve Tales from Aesop

  • The Honeybee and the Robber

  • Otter Nonsense

  • Catch the Ball!

  • Let’s Paint a Rainbow

  • What’s For Lunch

  • Chip Has Many Brothers

  • The Very Busy Spider

  • The Foolish Tortoise

  • The Greedy Python

  • The Mountain that Loved a Bird

  • All Around Us

  • Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me

  • All in a Day

  • A House for Hermit Crab

  • The Lamb and the Butterfly

  • Animals Animals

  • The Very Quiet Cricket

  • Dragons Dragons

  • Draw Me a Star

  • Today is Monday

  • My Apron

  • The Very Lonely Firefly

  • Little Cloud

  • From Head to Toe

  • Flora and Tiger

  • Hello, Red Fox

  • The Very Clumsy Click Beetle

  • Dream Snow

  • “Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” said the Sloth

  • Where Are You Going? To See My Friend!

  • Mister Seahorse

  • 10 Little Rubber Ducks

  • Tales of the Nimipoo

  • The Very Long Tail

  • The Very Long Train

  • The Boastful Fisherman

  • Feathered Ones and Furry

  • The Scarecrow Clock

Complete your Eric Carle collection…

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Eric Carle games


Eric Carle merchandise comes in a vast assortment.

You should be able to find…

Box sets and libraries

Games & Flashcards

Stickers & Colouring books

Plushes, cuddly toys

Bedroom decor

Cushion covers, children’s bedding

Children’s clothing, and wellies!

The World of Eric Carle


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