Eric Carle is a well known illustrator,writer and designer for children's books such as "The Hungry Caterpillar" and "Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?".
He was born in Syracuse, New York in 1929. He got his start as a graphic designer for an advertising company but his true passion for writing children's books was discovered when he worked on a collaboration with Bill Martin Jr. on Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
In his life time he's created over 50 illustrated children's books since his start with Bill Martin Jr. his most famous being the story known as "The Hungry Caterpillar"