Synopses & Reviews
all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold
somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child
or grandchild in your life?
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. Including a special feature, die cuts, this beautiful board book
edition, perfect for teaching the days of the week, offers readers an
"Gorgeously illustrated, brilliantly innovative..." The New York Times Book Review
"The very hungry caterpillar literally eats his way through the pages of the book — and right into your child's heart..." Mother's Manual
"...its enduring appeal, according to librarians and children’s-literature
experts, can be attributed to its effortless fusion of story and
educational concepts, its striking visual style, and the timelessness of
both its aesthetic and its content." The Atlantic
"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 all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds A sturdy and beautiful book to give as a gift for new babies, baby showers, birthdays, and other new beginnings
Featuring interactive die-cut pages, this board book edition is the perfect size for little hands and great for teaching counting and days of the week.
The very hungry caterpillar literally eats his way through the pages of the book--and right into your child's heart...
Gorgeously illustrated, brilliantly innovative...
--The New York Times Book Review
About the Author
Eric Carle is acclaimed and
beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively
designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work,
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten its way into the hearts of
literally millions of children all over the world and has been
translated into more than 25 languages and sold over twelve million
copies. Since the
Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than sixty books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote. H
e 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.