Poster Image

Eric Carle, flowers, and girls with braids


Item#: 2024SYR03

Purchase Details

11x17-inches, printed on heavy weight (100-pound) Hammermill cover paper. We package each print with a piece of chipboard in a clear plastic sleeve.

You also receive…

An information page with photos of the artist and poet, and hand-written comments from each.

Medium- and large-format posters are available by custom order. Contact us for details.

Poem Inspiration Location

Eric Carle, Eric Carle

poster information


Eric Carle, Eric Carle,

What do you see?

I see…

Hungry caterpillars

Enchanting animals and

Curious children

Looking at me

I reside in Syracuse with my wife Kristina, our two children, and several cherished pets. Over the years, I have had many writing and creative pursuits. I’m inspired by the intersection of things happening in the world around me with an exploration of other people's perspectives.

I have always enjoyed Eric Carle because he has been instrumental in our home. We read his books, play with his games and toys, and watch animations based on his characters. Looking at the world through the joy and wonder of Eric Carle’s eyes has been an integral part of our family life. Poetry provides a language through which I can share my observations and insights and recognize truths that connect people.

Growing up, I read “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” over and over again. I loved the vivid color and textures, and the way Eric Carle’s enthusiasm bled into his work. So, when a poem about Eric Carle appeared this year as an option I was deeply inspired. As an illustrator, nature is a core influence and I aspire to have the energy and the vibrancy Eric Carle created nature with. Getting to return to the world of Eric Carle and interpret it the best I could with my perspective was a deep joy; a joy I hope viewers receive seeing the poster.