Last week, at the 14th Annual Carle Honors in New York City, it was wonderful to celebrate the 2019 Carle Honorees! Congratulations to Takeshi Matsumoto, Chihiro Art Museum, Melissa Sweet, David Saylor and Kenny Garcia, REFORMA.
It was a magical evening with many friends, delicious food and even a surprise visit from The Very Hungry Caterpillar himself! Thank you to all who attended and to the Museum staff for your exceptional work again this year!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of the more than 70 picture books that I have written and/or illustrated. I was born in the U.S. and was raised in Germany. My background is in graphic design but since the late 1960's when I illustrated Bill Martin Jr's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? I have been creating books for children. My illustrations are collages made with my own hand-painted tissue papers, a technique many children have replicated and enjoyed in their classrooms and at home. With my late wife Barbara, I am also the cofounder of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA.