Eric Carle


Eric Carle was an author and illustrator of children’s books, including “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?”

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My deepest condolences to the Carle family on the tragic loss of Eric. I met Eric while I was attending University, and worked for a short time as his assistant in 2015 While he and his wife Bobby were staying at their home in Blowing Rock, NC. Eric was such a kind and giving person. He had a very meaningful impact upon my life. His presence in this world will be sorely missed. So long as parents read his works to their children, Eric will live forever.

Eric Carle, a wonderful artist with a beautiful souls which comes through in every book, will be greatly missed, but never forgotten! Thank you for all the joy you've brought to my family as I've shared your books with my daughter and now young granddaughters. We're starting our own "paper bank" so the girls can carry on in your much-admired style! God bless.

Your books will live on.

Oh mothers and fathers
And children
fondly recalling the thoughtful
hours spent on laps
turning the thick soft cornered
pages of board books
that caterpillar
so sweet
collage of colors
And so hungry
Munching its way
Through leaves
And oranges
And strawberries
Counting along and the little
Child finger poking
The literal hole
Where the very hungry
caterpillar is said
to have eaten- getting...

Remember seeing those children's books at Kohl's fifteen years ago.

ENJOY , YOUR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND TO YOU !!!!!!!!!!! SIR JAMES 3:01-3:50 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My condolences to the family of Mr. Carle. He had a very creative writing style that children loved. I know he will be missed. May" the God of all comfort" give the comfort you need in your time of sorrow.

I'm sorry for your loss. My children and grandchildren enjoyed those books. May God sustain you during this most grievous time.

My sincere condolences to the family of Eric Carle. His children’s books were well known and will endure. May you have comfort from God at this sad time.