‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ author Eric Carle dies at 91

Carle’s family says he died Sunday at his summer studio in Northampton, Massachusetts, with family members at his side. The family’s announcement was issued by Penguin Young Leaders.

Through books like “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” “Do You Want to Be My Friend?” and “From Head to Toe,” Carle introduced universal themes in simple words and bright colors.

Author Eric Carle reads his classic children's book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" on the NBC "Today" television program in New York on Oct. 8, 2009, as part of Jumpstart's 4th annual National Read for the Record Day. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Author Eric Carle reads his classic children’s book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” on the NBC “Today” television program in New York on Oct. 8, 2009, as part of Jumpstart’s 4th annual National Read for the Record Day. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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