Eric Carle is the creator of more than seventy picture books for young readers.
Eric Carle was born in New York, USA. However, when he was just six, he moved with his parents to Germany. In 1952, after graduating from the prestigious Akademie der Bildenden KÜnste in Stuttgart, he fulfilled his dream of returning to New York.
Eric Carle has received many distinguished awards and honours for his work, including, in 2003, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his lifetime contribution to children's literature and illustration.
In 2002, fifty years after Carle's return to the United States, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art was opened in Amherst, Massachusetts. Here visitors of all ages can enjoy, in addition to Eric Carle's work, original artwork by other distinguished children's book illustrators from around the world.
Great book for young kids, I remember reading this when I was little in elementary school. Great Buy and the children adore it.Published 14 months ago by Mr.RPG
This is a great book and the repetition is great for a emerging young reader. My 3 year old can "read" this book to himself and his baby sister because he can anticipate what will... Read morePublished on June 29 2004
After reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar to my son enough times to have it memorized, I bought this book thinking that it would be a nice change, and expecting The Grouchy Ladybug... Read morePublished on May 21 2004 by stefany9579
Eric Carle has done better. Read the "Very Quiet Cricket". This book is extremely repetitive and isn't really even a story so much as an excuse for the mediocre illustrations and a... Read morePublished on March 31 2004 by Paul
This book tells the story of a grouchy ladybug who didn't want to share the juicy aphids that he found on a leaf with anyone else. Read morePublished on Dec 9 2003 by Erika Mitchell
I enjoyed reading the Hungary Catapiller to my nephews and niece, so I was excited when I saw the Grouchy Ladybug. Read morePublished on Dec 7 2003 by "cocobuns81"
I love this book, Some critics say this book teaches children to fight and be grouchy for no reason, but it does have a good moral to it. Read morePublished on Dec 4 2003
My children have enjoyed most of Eric Carle's books. However, the only thing my 5-year-old took away from this book was the words, "Hey, you! Wanna fight? Read morePublished on Oct. 1 2003 by A MOM