Eric Carle Series of books - The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Author : Eric Carle
Eric Carle is an American designer, illustrator, and writer of children's books of more than 70 books for very young children including his most well-known title The Very Hungry Caterpillar!
The secret of Eric Carle’s books’ appeal lies in his intuitive understanding of and respect for children, who sense in him instinctively someone who shares their most cherished thoughts and emotions. A movie, made in 2011, about Eric and his picture books, called “Eric Carle: Picture Writer” is a wonderful introduction to his life and work.
Early children's literature consisted of spoken stories, songs, and poems, used to educate, instruct, and entertain children. It was only in the eighteenth century, with the development of the concept of childhood, that a separate genre of children's literature began to emerge, with its own divisions and expectations. The earliest of these books were educational books, books on conduct, and simple ABCs—often decorated with animals, plants etc.
Encouraging and teaching your child to read early has multiple benefits and is the key to your child's academic future. The main reason is that reading is at the heart of all formal education. Below are some of the many advantages of developing early reading ability in your child.