How To Contact Eric Carle

Thank you for your interest in Eric Carle and his work!

For many years, Eric read and responded to every email and letter he received and he treasured each and every message from his fans around the world. However, in his retirement from the business end of his work, Eric has been preserving his time and energy for his creative projects in his studio and for this reason is unable to respond to individual requests and messages.


In addition,
for the most current news from Eric, you can visit:

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While Eric supports literacy and art making programs in his heart and has been happy to support them over the years. However, we are no longer able to offer a donation of his posters or books.

If you are a school or child care center you may qualify to receive books from First Book. For more information, please visit:



Eric has cut back considerably on appearances. But the DVD, Eric Carle: Picture Writer, The Art of the Picture Book, an intimate portrait of Eric Carle in his 80’s and still at work in his studio making books and creating art will inspire audiences and classrooms, teachers, parents and young readers of Eric Carle’s beloved books.

Eric Carle: Picture Writer, The Art of the Picture Book, is available from The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art’s on-line store at

Eric Carle: Picture Writer, The Art of the Picture Book DVD is also available from:


Visit our Where to Find page in the Resources section for information about where to find World of Eric Carle products.

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