Eric Carle

Today is Eric Carle’s birthday.  Carle, a former graphic designer, creates his books by cutting and layering paper pieces through a collage technique, and has his own picture book art museum in Amherst, Massachusetts. His famous hungry caterpillar chomped holes in the brightly colored pages of “chocolate cake, ice cream, a pickle, Swiss cheese, salami, a lollipop, cherry pie, sausage, watermelon, and a cupcake,”  with a green leaf to help digestion.  Finally blossoming as a butterfly –  it is what it ate.

Happy Birthday, Eric Carle!

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7 thoughts on “Eric Carle

    1. RFW Post author

      Thanks for your comment. I’m feeling like the hungry caterpillar as I eat my way through San Francisco. I had a watermelon and cucumber salad – what great colors!

  1. Jeanie

    The Hungry Caterpillar lives on! Tomorrow my daughter is hosting my grandson’s first birthday party with a HC theme. Menu includes watermelon, leaves (salad), etc. Happy birthday, Eric Carle (and grandson, Chase)!

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