Eric Carle's Childhood

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Eric Carle is a celebrated and renowned illustrator of children’s books and is known for his unique and inventive style of illustration. Carle was born in New York in 1929, however, he and his family moved to Germany when he was six. When Carle was older, he studied at Akademie der bildenden Künste, a respected and admired art school in Germany. After graduation, he returned to New York and worked as an art director for an advertising company. He got his career changing start when he was contacted by author Bill Martin Jr, who wanted Carle to help illustrate his book. From this partnership, the book Brown Bear Brown, Brown Bear, What Do You See? was produced. It was through this collaboration that Carle’s distinctive style became known to many.

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