Eric Carle Books

The Grouchy Ladybug - Softcover
Carle, Eric

From Eric Carle, New York Times bestselling author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and From Head to Toe, comes the classic story of one very grouchy ladybug. Eric Carle's bright artwork and signature style will charm both ardent fans and new readers alike.

As children follow the Grouchy Ladybug on her journey, they will learn the important concepts of time, size, and shape, as well as the benefits of friendship and good manners.

For generations, The Grouchy Ladybug has delighted readers of all ages with the story of a bad-tempered bug who won't say "please" or "thank you," won't share, and thinks she is bigger and better than anyone else. Readers will love how this testy ladybug introduces them to many new animals and learns that maybe being grouchy isn't always the best option.

Item No. 9780064434508
$7.99
The Grouchy Ladybug - Spanish Hardcover
Carle, Eric

This high-quality Spanish-language book can be enjoyed by fluent Spanish speakers as well as those learning the language, whether at home or in a classroom.

Por veinte años, La mariquita malhumorada ha deleitado a los pequeños lectores y oyentes. Sus dibujos audaces y su texto humorístico nos relatan la historia de una diminuta mariquita, como no hay otra.

La mariquita malhumorada no acostumbraba a decir ""por favor"" ni ""gracias""; no le gustaba compartir nada; pensaba que era más grande y más importante que los demás; y siempre estaba lista a provocar una pelea.

De acción continua y con atractivas páginas troqueladas, esta historia invita a los niños a explorar los conceptos de tiempo, tamaños, formas y buenos modales. Aprenderán, a la vez que se divertirán, con el cuento de cómo esta malhumorada fanfarrona se encuentra con ""la horma de su zapato"" y se convierte en un insecto bueno y educado.

Reimpreso, utilizando las ilustraciones originales, La mariquita malhumorada, más atractiva que nunca, continúa siendo uno de los libros preferidos de los niños por su originalidad y su belleza.

In Eric Carle's classic picture book, we are introduced to the most irascible and irresistible of heroines. The Grouchy Ladybug didn't say ""please"" or ""thank you."" She didn't share. She thought she was better than everyone else. And she was always willing to pick a fight.

This fast-moving story invites children to explore the concepts of time, size, shape, and manners. Readers will laugh as they learn from this bad-tempered braggart who met her match and became a nicer, better-behaved bug.

Item No. 9780060270896
$17.99
The Grouchy Ladybug - Spanish Softcover
Carle, Eric

This high-quality Spanish-language book can be enjoyed by fluent Spanish speakers as well as those learning the language, whether at home or in a classroom.

Por veinte años, La mariquita malhumorada ha deleitado a los pequeños lectores y oyentes. Sus dibujos audaces y su texto humorístico nos relatan la historia de una diminuta mariquita, como no hay otra.

La mariquita malhumorada no acostumbraba a decir ""por favor"" ni ""gracias""; no le gustaba compartir nada; pensaba que era más grande y más importante que los demás; y siempre estaba lista a provocar una pelea.

De acción continua y con atractivas páginas troqueladas, esta historia invita a los niños a explorar los conceptos de tiempo, tamaños, formas y buenos modales. Aprenderán, a la vez que se divertirán, con el cuento de cómo esta malhumorada fanfarrona se encuentra con ""la horma de su zapato"" y se convierte en un insecto bueno y educado.

Reimpreso, utilizando las ilustraciones originales, La mariquita malhumorada, más atractiva que nunca, continúa siendo uno de los libros preferidos de los niños por su originalidad y su belleza.

In Eric Carle's classic picture book, we are introduced to the most irascible and irresistible of heroines. The Grouchy Ladybug didn't say ""please"" or ""thank you."" She didn't share. She thought she was better than everyone else. And she was always willing to pick a fight.

This fast-moving story invites children to explore the concepts of time, size, shape, and manners. Readers will laugh as they learn from this bad-tempered braggart who met her match and became a nicer, better-behaved bug.

Item No. 9780064434492
$8.99
The Mixed-Up Chameleon (Le caméléon méli-mélo) Hardcover - French
Eric Carle

French hardcover edition of The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle.

La vie du caméléon n'est pas très passionnante jusqu'au où il découvre qu'il peut non seulement changer de couleur, mais aussi de taille et de forme. Quand il voit les magnifiques animaux du zoo, il désire aussitôt devenir comme eux, et il finit par leur ressembler un peu à tous. Sera-t-il plus heureux pour autant ?

Item No. 9782871421047
$30.50
The Tiny Seed (Spanish Board Book)
Carle, Eric
Follow along as a tiny seed becomes a giant flower in this charming picture book from beloved author and illustrator, Eric Carle! This is the Spanish edition of the iconic picture book.

Sigue el trayecto de una semillita que se convierte en una flor gigantesca en este encantador libro ilustrado del popular autor e ilustrador Eric Carle. Esta es la edición en español del emblemático libro.

Eric Carle's classic story of the life cycle of a flower is told through the adventures of a tiny seed. Everyone will cheer for the seed's progress as it floats across the sky, nestles in the ground, and finally grows into the giant flower it was always meant to be.

With dazzling collage illustrations and lively text, Carle has created a triumphant and fascinating tale for young readers, now available in Spanish!

El cuento clásico de Eric Carle sobre el ciclo de vida de una flor es contado mediante las aventuras de una semillita. Todos van a celebrar el progreso de la semillita que flota a través del océano, se acurruca en la tierra y por último se convierte en la gigantesca flor que estaba destinada a ser.

Con brillantes collages y un texto animado, Carle ha creado un inspirador y fascinante cuento para los lectores jóvenes, ¡ahora disponible en español!

Item No. 9781481478342
$7.99
The Tiny Seed - Hardcover
Carle, Eric
Dazzlingly colorful collage illustrations and a simple but dramatic text tell the fascinating story of the life cycle of a flower in terms of the adventures of a tiny seed.
Carried aloft by the autumn wind, the tiny seed, along with other bigger seeds, travels far over the world. the journey is perilous: one of the bigger seeds is burned by the sun; another falls into the ocean; still another is eaten by a bird. Even after those that are left have landed on fertile ground and begun to grow, danger is near: one small plant is stepped on; one little flower is picked; but the tiny seed keeps growing almost unnoticed. Young readers will cheer at the happy outcome of this exciting tale. And they will long remember the heartening message of the tiny seed's steadfast perserverance in the face of many hazards and obstacles until its final joyful success.
Item No. 9780887080159
$19.99
The Tiny Seed Ready-to-Read Hardcover
Eric Carle

The charming tale of The Tiny Seed, by beloved author and illustrator Eric Carle, is now available as a Level 2 Ready-to-Read!

Eric Carle’s classic story of the life cycle of a flower is told through the adventures of a tiny seed. Everyone will cheer for the seed’s progress as it floats across the sky, nestles in the ground, and finally grows into the giant flower it was always meant to be.

With his dazzling collage illustrations and lively text in this Level 2 Ready-to-Read, Carle has created a triumphant and fascinating tale!

Item No. 9781481435765
$16.99
The Tiny Seed Ready-to-Read Softcover
Carle, Eric
The charming tale of The Tiny Seed, by beloved author and illustrator Eric Carle, is now available as a Level 2 Ready-to-Read!

Eric Carle's classic story of the life cycle of a flower is told through the adventures of a tiny seed. Everyone will cheer for the seed's progress as it floats across the sky, nestles in the ground, and finally grows into the giant flower it was always meant to be.

With the dazzling collage illustrations and lively text in this Level 2 Ready-to-Read, Carle has created a triumphant and fascinating tale for young readers!

Item No. 9781481435758
$4.99
The Very Busy Spider - Board Book
Carle, Eric
A VERY classic from Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Early one morning a little spider spins her web on a fence post. One by one, the animals of the nearby farm try to distract her, yet the busy little spider keeps diligently at her work. When she is done, she is able to show everyone that not only is her creation quite beautiful, it is also quite useful!

This multi-sensory book allows children to feel the pictures as well as see them. And with its rhythmic text, The Very Busy Spider becomes an experience to touch, to see, and to hear.

"A beautifully executed work for the very young that satisfies the needs of both visually handicapped and sighted children without losing its artistic integrity."--The Horn Book, starred review

"Both sighted and blind children will follow the action with ease . . . Visually and verbally, this is a winner."--Booklist, starred review.

Item No. 9780399229190
$11.99
The Very Busy Spider - Hardcover
Carle, Eric
A VERY classic from Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Early one morning a little spider spins her web on a fence post. One by one, the animals of the nearby farm try to distract her, yet the busy little spider keeps diligently at her work. When she is done, she is able to show everyone that not only is her creation quite beautiful, it is also quite useful!

This multi-sensory book allows children to feel the pictures as well as see them. And with its rhythmic text, The Very Busy Spider becomes an experience to touch, to see, and to hear.

Praise for The Very Busy Spider

* "A beautifully executed work for the very young that satisfies the needs of both visually handicapped and sighted children without losing its artistic integrity."--The Horn Book, starred review

* "Both sighted and blind children will follow the action with ease . . . Visually and verbally, this is a winner."--Booklist, starred review

Item No. 9780399211669
$21.99
The Very Busy Spider Spanish Board Book Edition
Carle, Eric
Eric Carle?s The Very Busy Spider has been a favorite for more than 20 years. This colorful, touch-and-feel story of an industrious spider is a classic, and now the Spanish-language edition is available as a board book, perfect for the youngest children who speak Spanish or who are beginning to learn it.

A wonderful companion to The Very Hungry Caterpillar (La Oruga Muy Hambrienta), this lovable, hard-working spider will spin her way into your heart, no matter what language you speak.

Item No. 9780399250651
$10.99
The Very Busy Spider Spanish Hardcover Edition
Carle, Eric
What better way to celebrate Eric Carle's The Very Busy Spider's 20th year in publication than to issue a Spanish-language version? This colorful, touch-and-feel story of an industrious spider is an Eric Carle classic and now Spanish-speaking children can add it to their bookshelf of childhood's most cherished books. It's also a great tool for teaching beginning Spanish to children.

A perfect companion to The Very Hungry Caterpillar (La Oruga Muy Hambrienta), this loveable, hard-working spider will spin her way into your heart, no matter what language you speak.

Item No. 9780399242410
$21.99
The Very Busy Spider's Favorite Words
Carle, Eric
Kids will love flipping through this chunky board book, their first step to reading Eric Carle books on their own! The book features ten images and ten easy words from Eric Carle's classic books. First-time readers will love to learn these words and pictures and then find them later in the original picture books!
Item No. 9780448447032
$4.99
The Very Clumsy Click Beetle - Hardcover
Carle, Eric
A VERY classic from Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

When a little click beetle falls onto his back, he seeks the help of a wise old click beetle. "Look at me," says the more experienced click beetle, giving a loud CLICK and flipping onto its feet. But try as he might, the clumsy little click beetle just can't get the hang of it--or can he? In the tradition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Carle creates a winning story of perseverance and pride in achievement complete with an ingenious fiber-optic microchip that truly gives voice to the valiant little beetle as it CLICKs its way through the colorful pages and somersaults into your heart.

Praise for The Very Clumsy Click Beetle

"Sure to be loved and requested again and again, Click Beetle is a well-crafted story, joyfully illustrated, that speaks to the hearts of young children."--Library Journal

"At once stark and sophisticated, Carle's trademark collage art fills the pages of his latest Very volume."--Publishers Weekly

"Carle's trademark artwork, featuring large, colorful collages set against expansive white space, is--as always--a strong attribute."--Booklist

Item No. 9780399232015
$24.99
The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Board Book
Carle, Eric
THE all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life?

Including a special feature, die cuts, this beautiful board book edition, perfect for teaching the days of the week, offers readers an interactive experience.

"The very hungry caterpillar literally eats his way through the pages of the book--and right into your child's heart..."
--Mother's Manual

"Gorgeously illustrated, brilliantly innovative..."
--The New York Times Book Review

Item No. 9780399226908
$10.99
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Book & Ornament Set
Carle, Eric
Celebrate the holidays with The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

Eric Carle's classic tale teaches children about numbers, days of the week and time. Now paired with a beautiful ornament--available exclusively in this package--this hungry little caterpillar will be the perfect addition to your holiday tree!

Item No. 9780399173172
$19.99
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Kamishibai
Eric Carle

14 giant page boards illustrating the pages of Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar in the ancient Kamishibai storytelling style. Text in English and Japanese, with storytelling instructions on the back of each page board. Keywords are highlighted for language learning. Audio CD included. Brightly illustrated boards also perfect for hanging as wall art in homes and classrooms.

Item No. X6961
$100.00
The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Christmas 123
Carle, Eric
Join the Very Hungry Caterpillar for some Christmas counting fun in this delightfully festive board book. The pages are filled with Eric Carle's distinctive artwork, from 1 jolly Santa Claus to 10 beautifully wrapped presents. And children will love to spot the Very Hungry Caterpillar making an appearance with every number in this perfect Christmas gift!
Item No. 9780448490090
$9.99
The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Easter Colors
Carle, Eric
Celebrate the bright and cheerful colors of Easter with The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

The colors of the rainbow jump off the page in this colorful celebration of the Easter season. Young readers will love learning about colors along with The Very Hungry Caterpillar in this delightful board book filled with the joyful art of Eric Carle.
Item No. 9780451533470
$8.99
The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Favorite Words
Carle, Eric
Kids will love flipping through this chunky board book, their first step to reading Eric Carle books on their own! The book features ten images and ten easy words from Eric Carle's classic books. First-time readers will love to learn these words and pictures and then find them later in the original picture books!
Item No. 9780448447049
$4.99
The Very Lonely Firefly - Board Book
Carle, Eric
A VERY classic from Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

When a very lonely firefly goes out into the night searching for other fireflies, it sees a lantern, a candle, and the eyes of a dog, cat, and owl all glowing in the darkness. It even sees a surprise celebration of light. But it is not until it discovers other fireflies that it finds exactly what it's looking for--a surprise sure to bring smiles to anyone who turn the final page!

Lushly illustrated with Eric Carle's trademark vibrant collage art, soothingly told with a gentle read-aloud rhythm, and complete with a surprise sure to "light up" children's faces, The Very Lonely Firefly will fast become a storytime favorite. Read it with a flashlight in the dark or under the table--and watch those fireflies glow!

Item No. 9780399234279
$13.99
The Very Lonely Firefly - Hardcover
Carle, Eric
A VERY classic from Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

When a very lonely firefly goes out into the night searching for other fireflies, it sees a lantern, a candle, and the eyes of a dog, cat, and owl all glowing in the darkness. It even sees a surprise celebration of light. But it is not until it discovers other fireflies that it finds exactly what it's looking for--a surprise sure to bring smiles to anyone who turn the final page!

Lushly illustrated with Eric Carle's trademark vibrant collage art, soothingly told with a gentle read-aloud rhythm, and complete with a surprise sure to "light up" children's faces, The Very Lonely Firefly will fast become a storytime favorite. Read it with a flashlight in the dark or under the table--and watch those fireflies glow!

Praise for The Very Lonely Firefly

"Carle's richly hued, collage-like art and gentle text will be comfortingly familiar to his numerous young devotees."--Publishers Weekly

"This is a compelling accomplishment [and a] guaranteed winner as a read-aloud or read-alone."--School Library Journal

Item No. 9780399227745
$25.99
The Very Lonely Firefly Early Reader - Softcover
Carle, Eric
Eric Carle joins the Penguin Young Readers!

In this classic and heartwarming story, a very lonely firefly finally finds the friends he is seeking at the end of a tireless search for belonging. Carle's rich, collage-like art and gentle text will be comfortingly familiar to his millions of fans. An accessible Level 2 reader, The Very Lonely Firefly is one that parents and children will read over and over again.

Item No. 9780448458502
$3.99
The Very Quiet Cricket - Board Book
Carle, Eric

A VERY classic from Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

One day a tiny cricket is born and meets a big cricket who chirps his welcome. The tiny cricket tries to respond, but there is no sound. The quiet cricket then makes his way into the world, meeting one insect after another, each of whom greets the little cricket with a cheery hello--the hum of a bee, the whirr of a dragonfly, the whisper of a praying mantis. The cricket rubs his wings together each time, but nothing happens, not a sound. Until the day he meets another cricket, a female, and something different happens . . .

As children turn the page on this wonderful moment, they are greeted with a surprise--an actual chirp!

Full of Eric Carle's gorgeous and lush collage art, a gentle rhythmic text for read-alouds, and a wonder-inducing surprise at the end, The Very Quiet Cricket remains an all-time favorite from one of the true masters of picture-book making.

Batteries are replaceable. Please use two 1.5 volt L1131 button cell batteries.

Item No. 9780399226847
$13.99
The Very Quiet Cricket - Hardcover
Carle, Eric

A VERY classic from Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

One day a tiny cricket is born and meets a big cricket who chirps his welcome. The tiny cricket tries to respond, but there is no sound. The quiet cricket then makes his way into the world, meeting one insect after another, each of whom greets the little cricket with a cheery hello--the hum of a bee, the whirr of a dragonfly, the whisper of a praying mantis. The cricket rubs his wings together each time, but nothing happens, not a sound. Until the day he meets another cricket, a female, and something different happens . . .

As children turn the page on this wonderful moment, they are greeted with a surprise--an actual chirp!

Full of Eric Carle's gorgeous and lush collage art, a gentle rhythmic text for read-alouds, and a wonder-inducing surprise at the end, The Very Quiet Cricket remains an all-time favorite from one of the true masters of picture-book making.

Batteries are replaceable. Please use two 1.5 volt L1131 button cell batteries.

Praise for The Very Quiet Cricket

"Typical of Carle's style, the language is simple, with rhythm, repetition, and alliteration to delight young listeners. Painted collage illustrations are lavish and expressive."--School Library Journal

"The text is skillfully shaped; the illustrations convey energy and immediacy."--Horn Book

"As usual, Carle's art is lovely and his story is simple and satisfying."--Publishers Weekly

"Carle's signature style ensures that this is a visual standout, and storywise it's appealing, too....The spare text is structured by repetitive phrasing that will lend itself to read-aloud responses."--Booklist

Item No. 9780399218859
$23.99