Eric Carle (born June 25, 1929) is a children's book author and illustrator who is most famous for his book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which has been translated into over 47 languages. Since The Very Hungry Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than 70 books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 88 million copies of his books have sold around the whole world.
children's book written by Eric Carle, first published by the World Publishing Company in 1969. The winner of many awards, it has sold 30 million copies and reportedly a copy of the book is sold every 30 seconds somewhere in the world. It is highly popular and has been praised for its use of easy-to-read words which makes it good for teaching young children to read. The book contains 225 words and large, colourful illustrations. It follows a caterpillar as it eats its way through a wide variety of foodstuffs before he finally pupates and emerges as a beautiful butterfly.
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A bored chameleon wishes it could be more like all the other animals it sees, but soon decides it would rather just be itself.