List of Books by Eric Carle
1967 - 1980

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
written by Bill Martin Jr, 1967
Appealing animals in bold colors are seen and named in a rhyming question-and-response text that delights as it invites young readers and listeners to participate actively.
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1, 2, 3 to the Zoo 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo, 1968
Fun and learning add up to a perfect 10 in this eloquent but wordless counting book. Bright pictures tell the story: each car on the train has one more zoo animal than the one before it, and all arrive happily at the zoo in a dramatic foldout finale.
 
The Very Hungry Caterpillar The Very Hungry Caterpillar, 1969
This all-time favorite not only follows the very hungry caterpillar as it grows from egg to cocoon to beautiful butterfly, but also teaches the days of the week, counting, good nutrition and more. Striking pictures and cleverly die-cut pages offer interactive fun.
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Pancakes, Pancakes! Pancakes, Pancakes!, 1970
Jack wants some pancakes, but first he must gather eggs from the chickens, wheat from the farmer, flour from the miller, milk from the cow, etc. His mother shows him how to cook and flip them, and hungry Jack knows what to do with them next.
 
The Tiny Seed The Tiny Seed, 1970
Poetic but simple text and lovely collage pictures dramatize the life cycle of all plants, as one tiny seed grows into an enormous sunflower, which then produces more seeds in its turn.
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Tales of the Nimipoo
by Eleanor B. Hardy, 1970 (out of print)
Native American stories, with woodcut illustrations.
 
The Boastful Fisherman
by William Knowlton, 1970 (out of print)
An old Hawaiian tale of boastful fishermen who learn their lesson as they try to prove their fishing prowess. Colorful linoleum block print illustrations.
 
Feathered Ones and Furry
by Aileen Fisher, 1971 (out of print)
Gentle nature poems with woodcut illustrations, on acetate and art paper.
 
The Scarecrow Clock
by George Mendoza, 1971 (out of print)
Full color collages illustrate an amusing fantasy.
 
Do You Want to Be My Friend? Do You Want to Be My Friend?, 1971
In few words but expressive pictures, a little mouse looks for a friend - and happily finds one just in time to save himself from a predator who has been hiding there all the time - unseen, but in plain sight! A simple story on the universal theme of friendship.
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Rooster's Off to See the World Rooster’s Off to See the World, 1972
Rooster and the colorful animals that join him on his journey to see the world, provide an enjoyable introduction to the meaning of numbers and sets.
 
The Very Long Tail (Folding Book), 1972 (out of print)
 
The Very Long Train (Folding Book), 1972 (out of print)
These two wordless books (now collectors’ items) are printed on heavy stock, accordion-folded, and come in their own plastic cases. “Read” or looked at in sequence, each tells a story in bright collage pictures. These innovative books can also stand alone, toy like, to form a decorated wall or play area for a child of pre-reading age.
 
The Secret Birthday Message The Secret Birthday Message, 1972
A message in code starts Tim off on an exciting treasure hunt through a dark cave, an underground tunnel, and other strange places until he finds a happy surprise. Die-cut pages demonstrate in a “hands on” way the meanings of place-words like up, below, through, etc.
 
Walter the Baker Walter the Baker, 1972
By order of the Duke, Walter the Baker must invent a tasty roll through which the rising sun can shine three times. A lively and colorful retelling of the legend of the invention of the pretzel.
 
Do Bears Have Mothers Too?
by Aileen Fisher, 1973 (out of print)
Striking, poster-like pictures of a variety of animal mothers with their offspring - cubs, kittens, cygnets, and other charmers - are accompanied by verses by a beloved nature-poet.
 
Have You Seen My Cat? Have You Seen My Cat?, 1973
A boy’s beloved pet cat has disappeared and he sets out to find it. In his search he meets many different kinds of cats, both wild and domesticated, before he finally discovers his own cat, who has a happy surprise for him. (Can you guess what it is?)
 
I See a Song I See a Song, 1973
As a violinist, shown in black and white, starts to play, colorful semi-abstract images emerge from his music, transmuting magically from one to the next until the end, when the violinist, himself transformed into a many-colored figure, bows and leaves. Wordless, this beautiful book encourages children to develop their own visual and musical imagination and creativity.
 
My Very First Book of Numbers My Very First Book of Numbers
My Very First Book of Colors
My Very First Book of Shapes
My Very First Book of Words
, 1974
A collection of split-page books in which children can match various familiar objects with numbers, colors, shapes, and words. A gamelike approach to learning, for very young children.
 
Why Noah Chose the Dove Why Noah Chose the Dove
written by Isaac Bashevis Singer, 1974
Master story-teller and master illustrator combine their brilliant talents to produce a fresh and lively version of this favorite Old Testament tale of the animals as they vie with one another for a place of honor on Noah’s Ark. For all ages.
 
All About Arthur, 1974 (out of print)
An Amusing And Articulate Alphabet-ical story for all ages, in well-chosen words and Zany pictures.
 
The Hole in the Dike The Hole in the Dike
written by Norma Green, 1975
The classic tale of the brave little Dutch boy who kept his finger in a leak in the dike all night long, preventing the damage from spreading, and so saved his town from a devastating flood. Inspiring story of a courageous small boy.
 
The Mixed-Up Chameleon The Mixed-Up Chameleon, 1975
Hilarious pictures show what happens when a bored chameleon wishes it could be more like other animals, but is finally convinced it would rather just be itself. An imagination-stretcher for children.
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Eric Carle’s Storybook, Seven Tales by the Brothers Grimm, 1976
(out of print)
Seven of the most popular tales by the Brothers Grimm, retold by Eric Carle and illustrated in full color.
 
The Grouchy Ladybug The Grouchy Ladybug, 1977
A grouchy ladybug who is looking for a fight challenges everyone it meets regardless of their size or strength. How this bumptious bug gets its comeuppance and learns the pleasures to be gained by cheerfulness and good manners is an amusing lesson in social behavior. Die-cut pages add drama and dimension.
 
Watch Out! A Giant! Watch Out! A Giant!, 1978
Die-cut pages add to the excitement as two children outwit a scary giant.


 
Seven Stories by Hans Christian Andersen, 1978 (out of print)
A companion to Eric Carle’s Storybook (above), this features seven favorite stories retold and illustrated by Eric Carle.
 
Twelve Tales from Aesop, 1980 (out of print)
Familiar classic fables retold and illustrated by Eric Carle.
 
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