Penguin Young Readers has announced the launch of World of Eric Carle, a new imprint dedicated to the works of the acclaimed and beloved author and illustrator. Under the editorial leadership of Francesco Sedita, Publisher of Penguin Workshop, World of Eric Carle will focus on publishing books that are based in core values of discovery, creativity, learning and growing—all hallmarks of Eric Carle books.
The imprint will launch in Winter 2019 with three all-new titles: Calm with the Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle’s Book of Many Things, and Happy Birthday from the Very Hungry Caterpillar. The launch coincides with the 50th Anniversary of Carle’s iconic picture book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Francesco Sedita said, “The opportunity to work closely with Eric Carle and his wonderful team is a childhood dream come true. The Very Hungry Caterpillar played a vital role in my childhood and I’m thrilled to get Eric’s art –and beautiful messages—into the hands of children for many generations to come.”
Eric Carle said, "I am delighted that Penguin Books for Young Readers is making a special home for The Very Hungry Caterpillar and my other books with the new World of Eric Carle Imprint. I hope friends and readers will enjoy my books for many years to come. Thank you, Penguin!"
The new imprint has already been featured by Publishers Weekly. As the brand licensing agency for The World of Eric Carle, JLG has built a global consumer products with more than 150 licensees and promotional partners in categories including toys, games, apparel, accessories, home décor, social expressions, stationery, gift, feeding, classroom supplies, mobile apps and live shows.