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The Very Hungry Caterpillar [Board book]

By Eric Carle

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Format: Board Book, 26 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 29 September 1994
Eric Carle's classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, in board book format.A much-loved classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has won over millions of readers with its vivid and colourful collage illustrations and its deceptively simply, hopeful story. With its die-cut pages and finger-sized holes to explore, this is a richly satisfying book for children.Eric Carle is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of books for very young children. Eric lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Barbara. The Carles opened The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Massachusetts in 2002.Don't miss all the other Very Hungry Caterpillar and Eric Carle books:The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Eric Carle's Very Special Baby Book; Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do You Hear?; The Very busy Spider; The Very Quiet Cricket; The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse; 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo; Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What do you See?; The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pop-Up Book; Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?; The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Buggy Book; Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; The Bad-Tempered Ladbybird; The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Little Learning Library; The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Touch and Feel Playbook; My Very First Book of Words; The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book and Toy; Little Cloud; Today is Monday; My Very First Book of Shapes; The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Sound Book; The Very Hungry Caterpillar; From Head to Toe; The Very Hungry Caterpillar Big Board Book; Draw Me a Star; Mister Seahorse; Do You want to be My Friend?; The Tiny Seed; The Mixed-up

About the Author

Eric Carle is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of books for very young children including his most well-known title The Very Hungry Caterpillar. With his late wife, Barbara, Eric Carle co-founded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Massachusetts in 2002.Eric Carle divides his time between the Florida Keys and the hills of North Carolina.


In honor of the 40th anniversary of Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar comes the first-ever pop-up edition of this book. When the familiar, tiny caterpillar pops out of his egg, a dial lets readers help him chug across Carle's earthy color palette. Next, the caterpillar eats his way through a week's worth of pop-up fruit, as well as a full-page display of sweet and savory treats, (resulting in a stomach-ache), before his eventual transition into a butterfly. The pop-ups, particularly a half-cylinder tree trunk that sprouts from the center of the spread and a large accordionlike cocoon, are well executed and engaging. While the prominent use of white space lends a sparser feel than in the picture book, the shimmering wings of the pop-up butterfly dazzle on the final spread. Ages 3-up. (Mar.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

A good translation of this much-loved picture book. Children will be fascinated by the caterpillar's varied diet and miraculous transformation into a beautiful butterfly.

EAN: 9780241003008
ISBN: 0241003008
Publisher: Puffin
Dimensions: 18.1 x 13.2 x 1.2 centimetres (0.11 kg)
Age Range: 2-4 years
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19 review(s)
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Lynn on
This is a well known book with a nice story so I wanted to get it for my baby son as it is a classic. Very nice colourful illustrations and educational about the caterpillar to butterfly transformation. I got the miniature board book version which is smaller than the standard paperback version but perfect for little hands and great for popping in your back to take out & about. The board book is really easy & safe for him to play with and he can poke the holes with his fingers without risk of tearing any pages - he really loves doing this! Each 'hole' page is a different size to the next which adds another dimension of interest to it (I can't remember if the paper version has different sized pages or not so maybe this is another advantage of the boardbook version). There are many different versions of this book listed on here so make sure you double check the price & size and whether it's a paperback or board book (sometimes called hardcover) eg be careful you don't get the 'tiny pocket book' edition by mistake as it's cheaper in price but is really small! To help...the version I got has ISBN no. 9780241003008 and is 13cm x 18cm. While I still prefer the more 'touchy feely' board books this is a good colourful classic to have in fab boardbook form.
Kat on
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a classic children's picture story book - it is both educational and fun, with some stunningly simple yet striking illustrations that are gorgeous. It is a must-have story to read to your children - they will surely love you for getting them this book - guaranteed!
Emma on
This is one of my daughter's very favourite books! She loves to cuddle up and go through the pages as we count the fruit and explore The Very Hungry Caterpillar's adventure as he grows into a beautiful butterfly! Definitely a timeless classic and a must for the bookshelf of any child (or adult!)
Nikki on
What a classic this book is! I remember this from when I was a child and it was one of the first books I brought for my son. He lovs it in it's simplicity. It incorporates learning colours, counting, days of the week and the life cycle of a caterpillar into a butterfly.
Uyen on
What a wonderful classic story in a resilient board book version! Even as a board book, it's taken a little beating, but still holding up well. This is a wonderful story that teaches the days of the week, and basic counting from 1 to 5 and of course a lot of different food types :) My children love it, and so do I!
Kate on
Great book. Fun to read! A must have for all kiwi kids.
Gabrielle on
A classic book, which I remember enjoying and my son does now, especially this version as he can poke his fingers in the holes. A good way to introduce counting, healthy eating and the life cycle of other creatures too. The colouful pictures are great and have inspired collage art projects with neices and students.
Celeste on
Its all good - this is a classic children's book that belongs in every home library. This board book version is perfect for taking to bed, and is still as engaging as the big hard cover version.
Ideal for little people aged 0-3.
Rebecca on
Very enjoyable book which my daughter loves to read. She loves it when the caterpillar turns into a butterfly!
Customer on
This is a great book! It uses a caterpillar's life cycle as a way to inform children that humans go through cycles as well. It is very educational as well as fun to read. My niece used the book for her reading fair project and it was fun working it. I checked out The Very Hungry Caterpillar's kit(contains: caterpillar puppet, puzzle, book, and large pictures of the fruits with holes in it) from our local library which will surely make the project a winner. We both enjoyed ourselves; a great family project.

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