Eric Carle Books

The Very Quiet Cricket Early Reader - Softcover
Carle, Eric
One day, a little cricket is born and meets a big cricket who chirps his welcome. But the little cricket cannot make a sound. The cricket meets many insects, but it isn't until he meets a beautiful female cricket that he can finally chirp "hello!"

Excerpt:
Hello! whispered a praying mantis,
scraping its huge front legs together.
The little cricket wanted to answer,
so he rubbed his wings together.
But nothing happened. Not a sound.

Item No. 9780448481388
$3.99
Today is Monday - Board Book
Carle, Eric
String beans, spaghetti, ZOOOOP, roast beef, fresh fish, chicken and ice cream are the delicious fare during the week in this popular children's song. Until Sunday. Then, all the world's children are invited to come together and share in the meal. Celebrated artist Eric Carle brings new energy to these much-loved verses as lively animals parade across the page, munching on favorite dishes, and introducing young readers to the names of the days of the week. Both art and song invite children to join in the procession and sing along.
Item No. 9780399236051
$6.99
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Carle, Eric
A treasury tailor-made for the holidays, perfect for the whole family to share! Four favorite "Very" stories from beloved author Eric Carle, with all-new recipes, activities, projects, and more!

Featuring The Very Busy Spider, The Very Quiet Cricket, The Very Lonely Firefly, and The Very Clumsy Click Beetle, this collection of Eric Carle stories offers readers four complete "Very" books in one gorgeous package. Along the with stories, The Very Eric Carle Treasury will include recipes, family projects, and activities for each book, as well as a letter from Eric Carle himself!

For existing Carle fans, or for those just reading his stories for the first time, this book is the perfect addition to every family's bookshelf.

Praise for Eric Carle's "Very" Books:

* "A beautifully executed work for the very young."--The Horn Book, starred review

"[T] language is simple, with rhythm, repetition, and alliteration to delight young listeners. Painted collage illustrations are lavish and expressive."--School Library Journal

"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

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

Item No. 9781524739928
$35.00
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Carle, Eric
Walter the Baker has a pretzel twist of a problem in this Ready-to-Read edition of a favorite from the creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Walter the Baker is famous for his breads, rolls, cookies, tarts, and pies. The Duke and Duchess especially love his warm sweet rolls, delivered fresh to their castle every morning. But one day the cat spills the milk, and Walter is forced to serve the Duke and Duchess rolls made with water. After one bite the Duke throws down his roll in disgust and summons Walter to the castle. He threatens to banish the baker unless he can take the same dough and make a good-tasting roll that the rising sun can shine through three times. Will Walter succeed in his task, or will he have to leave his town forever?

With good humor and the vibrantly colored paper collages that are known and loved the world over, Eric Carle has concocted a delicious book that kids will savor, now available in a Level 2 Ready-to-Read edition that's ideal for newly independent readers.

Item No. 9781481409186
$16.99
Walter the Baker - Ready to Read Hardcover Edition
Carle, Eric
Walter the Baker has a pretzel twist of a problem in this Ready-to-Read edition of a favorite from the creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Walter the Baker is famous for his breads, rolls, cookies, tarts, and pies. The Duke and Duchess especially love his warm sweet rolls, delivered fresh to their castle every morning. But one day the cat spills the milk, and Walter is forced to serve the Duke and Duchess rolls made with water. After one bite the Duke throws down his roll in disgust and summons Walter to the castle. He threatens to banish the baker unless he can take the same dough and make a good-tasting roll that the rising sun can shine through three times. Will Walter succeed in his task, or will he have to leave his town forever?
With good humor and the vibrantly colored paper collages that are known and loved the world over, Eric Carle has concocted a delicious book that kids will savor as much as they love eating...shhh...pretzels!

Item No. 9781481409179
$3.99
Watch Out a Giant
Carle, Eric
Eric Carle's classic tale Watch Out! A Giant! is now available as a board book with die-cut flaps throughout!

For the first time, Eric Carle's imaginary adventure of two children escaping a giant through secret passageways, trapdoors, and underground tunnels is available in a board book edition! Clever double-side flaps are die-cut throughout so that when you lift one, it reveals a surprise on the next spread! Complete with Eric Carle's trademark collage illustrations, this board book is the perfect addition to every Carle collection.

Item No. 9781534400511
$9.99
What Do You See Sound Book
Eric Carle

Explore the smaller side of life! Your little one can get up close and personal with amazing Eric Carle illustrated animals and plants. The book comes with a real magnifying glass with 3x magnification power so they can explore the amazing World of Eric Carle! Press 5 buttons right on the handle to add fun sounds to the story, and make it come alive.

Item No. 9781450860444
$19.99
What's Your Favorite Animal
Carle, Eric

Everybody has a favorite animal. Some like little white dogs or big black cats or hoppy brown bunnies best. Others prefer squishy snails or tall giraffes or sleek black panthers. With beautiful illustrations and charming personal stories, 14 children's book artists share their favorite animals and why they love them.

- Eric Carle
- Nick Bruel
- Lucy Cousins
- Susan Jeffers
- Steven Kellogg
- Jon Klassen
- Tom Lichtenheld
- Peter McCarty
- Chris Raschka
- Peter Sís
- Lane Smith
- Erin Stead
- Rosemary Wells
- Mo Willems

Item No. 9780805096415
$17.99
What's Your Favorite Animal? Board Book
Carle, Eric

Everybody has a favorite animal. Some like little white dogs or big black cats or hoppy brown bunnies best. Others prefer squishy snails or tall giraffes or sleek black panthers. With beautiful illustrations and charming personal stories, 14 children's book artists share their favorite animals and why they love them.

Eric Carle
Nick Bruel
Lucy Cousins
Susan Jeffers
Steven Kellogg
Jon Klassen
Tom Lichtenheld
Peter McCarty
Chris Raschka
Peter Sís
Lane Smith
Erin Stead
Rosemary Wells
Mo Willems

Item No. 9781627793032
$8.99
What's Your Favorite Bug?
Carle, Eric

In this companion to What's Your Favorite Animal? and What's Your Favorite Color?, Eric Carle and fourteen other beloved children's book artists illustrate their favorite bugs and explain why they love them.

Everybody has a favorite bug. Some like shiny, colorful beetles or busy ants or soft pale moths best. Others prefer spindly walking sticks or fuzzy caterpillars that turn into bright butterflies. With beautiful illustrations and charming personal stories, 15 children's book artists share their favorite bugs and why they love them.

What's Your Favorite Bug? features words and pictures by:

Eric Carle
Joey Chou
Eric Fan
Denise Fleming
Ekua Holmes
Tim Hopgood
Molly Idle
Beth Krommes
Scott Magoon
Kenard Pak
Maggie Rudy
Britta Teckentrup
Brendan Wenzel
Teagan White
Eugene Yelchin

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Item No. 9781250151759
$17.99
What's Your Favorite Color?
Carle, Eric

Everybody has a favorite color. Some like blue balloons or brown buildings or mint green ice cream cones. Others prefer sunshine yellow, Maine morning gray, or Mexican pink.

In What's Your Favorite Color?, fifteen beloved children's book artists draw their favorite colors and explain why they love them. This personal collection will undoubtedly inspire readers to create favorite color drawings and stories of their own!

Contributors include: Eric Carle, Lauren Castillo, Bryan Collier, Mike Curato, Etienne Delessert, Anna Dewdney, Rafael Lopez, William Low, Marc Martin, Jill McElmurry, Yuyi Morales, Frann Preston-Gannon, Uri Shulevitz, Philip C. Stead, Melissa Sweet

Item No. 9780805096149
$17.99
What's Your Favorite Color? (Board Book)
Carle, Eric

In this board book, Eric Carle and fourteen other best-loved picture book artists answer the classic kid question: what's your favorite color?

Everybody has a favorite color. Some like blue balloons or brown buildings or mint green ice cream cones. Eric Carle loves a yellow sun because children often include one in the corner of their pictures.

Beautiful, funny, and heartfelt, these artists' charmingly personal answers to "what's your favorite color?" will inspire readers to answer the question themselves.

Artists include:
Lauren Castillo, Bryan Collier, Mike Curato, Etienne Delessert, Anna Dewdney, Rafael Lopez, William Low, Marc Martin, Jill McElmurry, Yuyi Morales, Frann Preston-Gannon, Uri Shulevitz, Philip C. Stead, Melissa Sweet

Godwin Books

Item No. 9781250184207
$8.99
Where Do You Live? Sound Book
Eric Carle

Who lives underground? Who sleeps in a cave? Who rests in nest? Lift flaps on each page to find the places that a mouse, bear, turtle, bird, and horse call home. Then press buttons to hear the animal names and sounds! Beloved Eric Carle artwork makes this cozy rhyming tale a treasure for you and your child. Matching animal names to pictures and sounds builds vocabulary, and lifting flaps and pressing buttons develops fine motor skills.

Item No. 9781503722064
$13.99
Have You Seen My Cat? - Board Book
Carle, Eric
Eric Carle well-known creator of many beloved picture books for small readers and listeners, including such classics as "Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me, The Tiny Seed, Rooster's Off to See the World, A House for Hermit Crab, " and "The Very Hungry Caterpillar." He is especially celebrated for his unique ability to combine learning with pleasure. Children delight in the distinctive beauty of his illustrations -- richly layered collages in glowing colors -- and they love his entertaining stories, which invite them to make their own discoveries in a natural, joyful way.

Born in Syracuse, New York, Eric Carle received much of his education in Germany. He is a graduate of the Akademie der bildenden Kunste in Stuttgart, where he learned about Goethe's color theory and complementary colors. But the chief inspiration for "Hello, Red Fox" came from his talks with young readers themselves, who were surprised and fascinated when he demonstrated for them -- just like in this book -- that all colors have opposites.

Eric Carle has two grown children. He and his wife live in western Massachusetts.

Item No. 9780689803789
$7.99
Have You Seen My Cat? - Hardcover
Carle, Eric
A little boy's cat is missing and he is worried. Beautiful illustrations and a brief, easy-to-read text lead small readers on a round-the-world quest for the lost cat, and to an ending that is a wonderful surprise. Along the way, the little boy meets a wide variety of people, all trying to be helpful, and sees many beautiful members of the cat family strikingly pictured in Eric Carle's distinctive collage technique.
This popular book, first published more than a decade ago, has now been completely re-illustrated by Eric Carle and is more appealing than ever. We are proud to re-introduce it now for the delight of a new generation of readers.
Item No. 9780887080548
$19.99
Have You Seen My Cat? - Softcover
Carle, Eric
A little boy's cat is missing, and he embarks on a fantastic round-the-world quest to find his lost pet. Along the way, he meets lots of interesting people and sees many beautiful members of the cat family, including lions and tigers and panthers. But over and over again he has to say "This is not my cat!" until at last he finds the cat he's looking for -- who has a delightful surprise for him.
Eric Carle's simple, repetitive text and distinctive cut-paper illustrations make this modern classic a book to treasure.
Item No. 9780689817311
$7.99
A House For Hermit Crab - Board Book
Carle, Eric
Join Hermit Crab as he learns an important lesson about growing up: For every friend and adventure left behind, there are new ones just ahead!
Item No. 9780689870644
$8.99
A House For Hermit Crab - Hardcover
Carle, Eric
Eric Carle's magnificent collage illustrations invite readers and viewers on a breathtaking underwater tour where brilliantly-colored sea creatures dazzle and delight the eye. His modern-day fable is both wise and simple; based on the true habits of the hermit crab, it not only introduces young readers to the wonder and beauty of the marine environment but also contains an encouraging message for small children facing the inevitable challenges of growing up.
Hermit Crab's problem is that he keeps outgrowing things. When he outgrows his first shell-house, he's a bit scared. The next one he finds is big enough -- but depressingly bare. To his happy surprise, all sorts of beautiful and useful undersea neighbors come to his aid and decorate and protect his home. Finally, the new house is perfect but now it, too, has become too small! Once again, Hermit Crab must move on. But this time he is not only bigger -- he is more self confident. While he is sorry to leave his friends and his familiar shell behind, he now sees the future as full of exciting possibilities.
Children who must change schools, move to a new town, or even just be promoted to a higher grade will empathize with Hermit Crab's situation, and will take heart as they see that growing up is not really so alarming after all.
Item No. 9780887080562
$19.99
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Carle, Eric
Hermit Crab seeks the perfect home--and learns to appreciate change--in this mini-book edition of Eric Carle's beloved story.

Join Hermit Crab as he learns an important lesson about growing up: For every friend and adventure left behind, there are new ones just ahead!

Item No. 9780887081682
$6.99
A House for Hermit Crab - Softcover
Carle, Eric
Poor Hermit Crab! He's outgrown his snug little shell, so he finds himself a larger one -- and many new friends to decorate and protect his new house. But what will happen when he outgrows this shell, and has to say good-bye to all the sea creatures who have made Hermit Crab's house a home?
Children facing change in their own lives will relate to Hermit Crab's story -- and learn a lot about the fascinating world of marine life along the way.
Item No. 9780689848940
$7.99
Hello Red Fox - Hardcover
Carle, Eric
Mama Frog gets a big surprise when the guests arrive for Little Frog's birthday party: Red Fox looks green to her! Orange Cat looks blue! What has gone wrong?

With the active help of the reader, Little Frog shows Mama Frog how to see the animals in their more familiar colors. Is it magic? No, it's a remarkable function of the human eye. As Little Frog demonstrates, anyone can do it. Small readers will enjoy taking part in the fun of changing the colors of the animals. And they will laugh at the effect they themselves can create at the end of the story when Mama Frog gives Little Frog an embarrassing birthday kiss!

Eric Carle believes that learning should be a joyful experience. In this imaginative book he invites young readers to discover complementary colors while enjoying the amusing story of Little Frog and his colorful friends.

Item No. 9780689817755
$19.95
Hello Red Fox - Softcover
Carle, Eric
Mama Frog gets a big surprise when the guests arrive for Little Frog's birthday party: Red Fox looks green to her! Orange Cat looks blue! What has gone wrong?

With the active help of the reader, Little Frog shows Mama Frog how to see the animals in their more familiar colors. Is it magic? No, it's a remarkable function of the human eye. As Little Frog demonstrates, anyone can do it. Small readers will enjoy taking part in the fun of changing the colors of the animals. And they will laugh at the effect they themselves can create at the end of the story when Mama Frog gives Little Frog an embarrassing birthday kiss!

Eric Carle believes that learning should be a joyful experience. In this imaginative book he invites young readers to discover complementary colors while enjoying the amusing story of Little Frog and his colorful friends.

Item No. 9780689844317
$8.99
Little Cloud - Board Book
Carle, Eric
At last! Here's a brand-new board book edition of an Eric Carle picture book that's a favorite with littlest cloud gazers everywhere! Little Cloud likes to stand out from the crowd. When all the other clouds drift up, he goes his own way, changing shapes to become a sheep, an airplane, a shark and a funny clown. It's all lots of fun, but so is playing with friends. So this time, Little Cloud joins the crowd, gathering with his pals into one giant cloud. And then they rain! In Little Cloud, Eric Carle celebrates the possibilities of imagination with textured collages of sky-blue and white in a story that will encourage the youngest child to "read" clouds.
At last! Here's a brand-new board book edition of an Eric Carle picture book that's a favorite with littlest cloud gazers everywhere! Little Cloud likes to stand out from the crowd. When all the other clouds drift up, he goes his own way, changing shapes to become a sheep, an airplane, a shark and a funny clown. It's all lots of fun, but so is playing with friends. So this time, Little Cloud joins the crowd, gathering with his pals into one giant cloud. And then they rain!In Little Cloud, Eric Carle celebrates the possibilities of imagination with textured collages of sky-blue and white in a story that will encourage the youngest child to ?read? clouds.Eric Carle lives in Northampton and Charlemont, MA.
Item No. 9780399231919
$6.99
Little Cloud - Hardcover
Carle, Eric

The clouds drift across the bright blue sky--all except one. Little Cloud trails behind. He is busy changing shapes to become a fluffy sheep, a zooming airplane, and even a clown with a funny hat. Eric Carle's trademark collages will make every reader want to run outside and discover their very own little cloud.

At last! Here's a brand-new board book edition of an Eric Carle picture book that's a favorite with littlest cloud gazers everywhere! Little Cloud likes to stand out from the crowd. When all the other clouds drift up, he goes his own way, changing shapes to become a sheep, an airplane, a shark and a funny clown. It's all lots of fun, but so is playing with friends. So this time, Little Cloud joins the crowd, gathering with his pals into one giant cloud. And then they rain! In Little Cloud, Eric Carle celebrates the possibilities of imagination with textured collages of sky-blue and white in a story that will encourage the youngest child to read clouds. Eric Carle lives in Northampton and Charlemont, MA.
Item No. 9780399230349
$17.99
Little Cloud - Softcover
Carle, Eric
The clouds drift across the bright blue sky--all except one. Little Cloud trails behind. He is busy changing shapes to become a fluffy sheep, a zooming airplane, and even a clown with a funny hat. Eric Carle's trademark collages will make every reader want to run outside and discover their very own little cloud.
Item No. 9780698118300
$6.99