This is true for every great writer, like Eric Carle, who was known for his beautiful classic children’s stories—one of which was the book he wrote and illustrated some five decades ago, about a caterpillar who ate ravenously each day and got a stomachache, but eventually becoming a butterfly. It is a book of hope, according to Carle, something that will remind children that they can be like the very hungry caterpillar who will soon grow into beautiful butterflies. . .
He is known for his playful and colorful picture books, and people love him as much as how he loved to put colors into his art. (Carle died May 23, at the age of 91.)
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- "Eric Carle: Very Hungry Caterpillar author dies aged 91" on bbc.com
- "Eric Carle, Creator Of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar,' Has Died" on npr.org
- "Eric Carle, Author of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar,’ Dies at 91" on nytimes.com