Explore the animal kingdom through the eyes of bestselling author and illustrator Eric Carle with this alphabetized treasury of animal illustrations, featuring beloved classic characters as well as exclusive, never-before-seen art. Internationally known for his bright, bold, collage-style illustrations, Eric Carle has created a world of bestselling animal characters throughout his remarkable career. From The Very Hungry Caterpillar to The Very Busy Spider to Brown Bear, his animals have captured the attention and hearts of readers everywhere, especially the very young. This impressive collection of art has been crafted with those young fans in mind, as an alphabetical offering of creatures in all shapes and sizes, with peek-through holes, gatefolds, and other surprises to discover. Fan-favorites, like the famous Hungry Caterpillar and Grouchy Ladybug, sit alongside never-before-seen hippos, ostriches, and jellyfish. With 172 pages of sketches, drawings, paintings, sculptures, and collages to pore over, and narrated in Eric's own words about animals, nature, and art, children and children-at-heart are sure to lose themselves in the rich visual world of Eric Carle's animal oeuvre. Perfect for Eric Carle's toddler fan base, older siblings, baby showers, artists and designers who appreciate his signature style, and for animal-loving young readers everywhere, this treasury is a must-have addition to every home library.