Synopses & Reviews
A hungry caterpillar eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep.
One of the best-selling children's books of all time, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been delighting young readers for over thirty years. This classic book will continue to introduce new generations of children to the magical world of Eric Carle.
"Gorgeously illustrated, brilliantly innovative..." The New York Times Book Review
"This early work by a premier author marked an exciting breakthrough in the traditional children's book format. Carle uses clever cutout pages to depict a caterpillar eating his way through the calendar week. Caterpillar also brilliantly displays Carle's ability to integrate a concept (days of the week), scientific information (the life cycle of a caterpillar), and an appealing story. (Ages 3-6)" Judith Rovenger, Sesame Street Parents
"The very hungry caterpillar literally eats his way through the pages of the bookand right into your child's heart..." Mother's Manual
About the Author
Ever since he began innovating the look and function of childrens stories in the late 1960s, Eric Carle has remained an author whose stories reliably hit the bestseller lists and remain on kids' bookshelves through generations. While his best-known work is The Very Hungry Caterpillar,
which has sold millions of copies the world over, he is also the creator of such classics as The Very Busy Spider, The Very Lonely Firefly,
and The Very Quiet Cricket
Mr. Carle lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. Visit the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts.