Eric Carle

Eric Carle was an American designer, illustrator, and writer of children's books. He is most famous for his book 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar,' which has been translated into over 60 languages and sold more than 50 million copies. Carle's books are known for their distinctive collage illustrations and are beloved by children for their engaging stories and colorful artwork. He published more than 70 books over his career, contributing significantly to children's literature.


This list of books are ONLY the books that have been ranked on the lists that are aggregated on this site. This is not a comprehensive list of all books by this author.

  1. 1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    The book is a beautifully illustrated children's story that follows the journey of a small caterpillar who eats his way through a variety of foods, growing bigger and bigger, until he eventually transforms into a beautiful butterfly. The story is not only entertaining but also educational, teaching children about the life cycle of a butterfly and the days of the week.

    The 1021st Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Papa, Please Get The Moon For Me

    In this children's book, a young girl named Monica asks her father to bring her the moon so she can play with it. Her devoted father attempts to fulfill her request, going as far as climbing a very tall ladder to reach the moon. The story creatively explores the phases of the moon as it changes shape and eventually becomes small enough for Monica to play with, before it grows too large and returns to the sky, teaching children about the natural cycle of the moon in an imaginative and engaging way.

    The 9438th Greatest Book of All Time