Eric Carle was born on June 25, 1929.
This well know children’s author and illustrator has written and illustrated more than 70 books since The Very Hungry Caterpillar was published in 1969.
His art work is created in collage technique, using hand-painted papers, which he cuts and layers to form bright and colorful images. Some books are like toys, incorporating firefly lights, and cricket chirps.
Carle and his wife established the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Massachusetts.
Google asked Carle to create its logo on March 20, 2009, the first day of spring.