The Very Hungry Caterpillar” story is about hope. You, like the little caterpillar, will grow up, unfold your wings and fly off into the future

— Eric Carle

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Simplify, slow down, be kind. And don't forget to have art in your life - music, paintings, theater, dance, and sunsets.

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On Saturday, he ate through one piece of chocolate cake, one ice-cream cone, one pickle, one slice of Swiss cheese, one slice of salami, one lollipop, one piece of cherry pie, one sausage, one cupcake, and one slice of watermelon That night he had a stomach ache.

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One Sunday morning the warm sun came up and - pop! - out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar.

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He built a small house, called a cocoon, around himself.

He stayed inside for more than two weeks. Then he nibbled a hole in the cocoon, pushed his way out and... he was a beautiful butterfly!

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They are deceptively simple. I admit that. But for me, all my life I try to simplify things. As a child in school, things were very hard for me to understand often, and I developed a knack, I think. I developed a process to simplify things so I would understand them.

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Papa, please get the moon for me.

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One day I think it's the greatest idea ever that I'm working on.

The next day I think it's the worst that I've ever worked on - and I swing between that a lot. Some days I'm very happy with what I'm doing, and the next day I am desperate - it's not working out!

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You know, now it's sinking in. It's taken me a long time to realize - and it is sinking in - how important this book is. And I have a certain distance now. I've done it such a long time ago.

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Ever since I was very young, as far back as I can remember, I have loved making pictures. I knew even as a child that, when I grew up, I would be an artist of some kind. The lovely feeling of my pencil touching paper, a crayon making a star shape in my sketchbook, or my brush dipping into bright and colorful paints — these things affect me as joyfully today as they did all those years ago.

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Let's put it this way: if you are a novelist, I think you start out with a 20 word idea, and you work at it and you wind up with a 200,000 word novel. We, picture-book people, or at least I, start out with 200,000 words and I reduce it to 20.

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We have eyes, and we're looking at stuff all the time, all day long.

And I just think that whatever our eyes touch should be beautiful, tasteful, appealing, and important.

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That's something I learned in art school.

I studied graphic design in Germany, and my professor emphasized the responsibility that designers and illustrators have towards the people they create things for.

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About Eric Carle

Quotes 15 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Author
Birthday October 16

The hardest part is developing the idea, and that can take years.

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear was kind of my first important book

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