A Very Special Eric Carle Birthday Celebration!

By Kaitlyn Spotts | June 13 2022 | GeneralEarly ConceptsFavorite Authors & Series

Celebrate the beloved author and illustrator Eric Carle’s birthday in partnership with Penguin Young Readers and the World of Eric Carle team! The impact of Eric Carle’s bright and brilliant work is felt around the world—especially in the way his stories and characters intuitively connect with the growing, curious minds of little readers.

On Saturday, June 25th at 1 pm ET, join Brightly Storytime LIVE! for an hour-long online event that will feature read-alouds of several Carle classics plus a few new books featuring favorite characters, a simple craft activity inspired by the illustrator’s signature style, and extra-special segments featuring an exciting look at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, puppet friends from The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, and an interactive song and dance from our friends at The Little Gym!

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Browse the titles for this event and explore the full Brightly Storytime LIVE! collection here.

The Very Busy Spider
978-0-399-21166-9
A VERY classic from Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry CaterpillarEarly 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
$21.99 US
Mar 06, 1985
Hardcover
48 Pages
World of Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
978-0-399-20853-9
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? Carle's classic tale of a voracious caterpillar who eats his way through the days of the week and then changes into a eautiful butterfly has been reissued in a sumptuous twenty-fifth anniversary edition with a shiny, silver-coated cover and wonderfully thick, durably pages. —The Horn Book "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 Watch a Video
$21.99 US
Oct 15, 1981
Hardcover
32 Pages
World of Eric Carle

La oruga muy hambrienta
978-0-399-22780-6
The Spanish translation of The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Philomel) preserves the original simplicity and the appealing use of repetition and rhythm. The exquisite collage illustrations will delight children as a hungry caterpillar happily eats his way through pages of fabulous food and emerges a brilliantly colored butterfly.- Horn Book
$21.99 US
May 01, 1994
Hardcover
32 Pages
World of Eric Carle

The Very Lonely Firefly
978-0-399-22774-5
From bestselling author and illustrator Eric Carle, the creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, comes another classic tale about one very lonely firefly. A perfect gift to share with the child or grandchild in your life.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
$25.99 US
Jun 01, 1995
Hardcover
32 Pages
World of Eric Carle

Today Is Monday
978-0-399-21966-5
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.
$17.99 US
Feb 24, 1993
Hardcover
32 Pages
World of Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats Lunch
A Colors Book
978-0-593-38411-4
Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar for one of his favorite meals of the day: lunch!
$8.99 US
Feb 15, 2022
Board Book
24 Pages
World of Eric Carle

Happy Birthday from The Very Hungry Caterpillar
978-1-5247-9082-0
Say "Happy Birthday!" with this New York Times best seller, a gorgeous little gift book from The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
$8.99 US
Feb 05, 2019
Hardcover
32 Pages
World of Eric Carle