By simply: Charu Bharathi, Madison
• Richard Carle received as a little boy and has asserted that he " will never stop being a scribbler. ”
• Born in Syracuse, NEW YORK on June 25th, 1929. His father and mother
are Erich and Johanna Carle.
• He put in early childhood in America and moved to
Indonesia at the age of 6.
• This individual studied at the prestigious Schools of Aesthetic Arts
university called Akademie der bildenden Künste and
Continue (Early Life)
• His father was drafted into the German military during
WWII, taken as a prisoner, and finally returned residence
about 8 years later on.
• Joshua Carle was sent to Schwenningen to escape
bombings. There, the government of Indonesia sent males
his age to dig trenches. Carle witnessed the death of a few
boys right here.
• Went back to Nyc in 1952 with simply forty dollars to
• Worked as a graphic designer inside the promotion
office of The New York Times.
• Also worked well as a form of art director for an advertising organization.
• His first break, 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. �
• His first book was ‘1, 2, a few, to the zoo'.
• In his writing, Carle says that he attempts to address� children's feelings, thoughts and emotions, as well� as inspire their intellectual growth.
Influence upon Art
• In 2002, with the assistance of his wife Barbara Carle, he� founded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art�
dedicated to children's book art. It is regarded as the first� full scale museum devoted to national and international� picture book art in the United States. �
• One of the reasons of his success, apart from his innovative� and unique artwork, is that his readers tend to relate their� life and experiences with his stories.
• In 2009 Google paid tribute to Carle and The very hungry� Caterpillar by requesting him to design their logo. Currently� Carle resides at Northampton, Massachusetts with his wife a� son and a daughter.
• He wrote many different types of children's book to� help children learn about the world.
• He has written 100 books and has sold over 88� million copies. �
• His most famous work is " The Very Hungry�
• He uses the word " very” in his titles. Like these� books: " The Very Busy Spider” and " The Very�
Lonely Firefly” and more.
• Great Friend to Kids Awards, Association of Children's� Museums, Pittsburgh, PA 2013
• The Original Art Lifetime Achievement Award from the� Society of Illustrators, New York, NY, 2010
• Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Literature Award presented by the� IndianapolisMarion County Public Library, 2008
• Japan Picture Book Award, Presented by Mainichi�
Newspaper for Lifetime Achievement, 2000
• Outstanding Friend of Children, Pittsburgh Children's� Museum, 1999
• " The hardest part is developing the idea, and that can take� years. ”
• " We have eyes, and we're looking at stuff all the time, all� day long. And I just think that whatever our eyes touch� should be beautiful, tasteful, appealing, and important. ” • Carle says: " With many of my books I attempt to bridge� the gap between the home and school. To me home�
represents, or should represent; warmth, security, toys, � holding hands, being held. School is a strange and new� place for a child. Will it be a happy place? There are new� people, a teacher, classmates—will they be friendly?
Helpful Resources &
References: • http://www.ericcarle.com/bio.html