"Children need hope. You, little insignificant caterpillar, can grow up into a beautiful butterfly and fly into the world with your talent."
91-yr-old author & illustrator Eric Carle passed away this week. Carle’s love of color and nature was sparked by his father during his early childhood in upstate New York – a contrast to “the long, dark time of growing up in wartime Germany” after his immigrant parents moved the family home during WWII. Carle illustrated 70+ children’s books, including his most famous work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. More than 55 million copies of the 1969 classic have sold around the world.
Eric Carle Discusses 50 Years of The Very Hungry Caterpillar:
by Jenna Lee,