2021-05-26 23:06:33 UTC
Eric Carle's picture books were often about insects. Spiders, lady bugs, crickets and of course, that famous caterpillar, all as colorful and friendly as Carle himself. The Very Hungry Caterpillar — probably Carle's best-known work — came out in 1969 and became one of the bestselling children's books of all time.
According to a family statement, Carle died Sunday at the age of 91; no place or cause were given.