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Eric Carle's children's classic is the story of a very small and very hungry caterpillar who manages to nibble his way through the pages of this enchanting book. Available now in a sturdy board book edition for babies and toddlers to chomp and chew!
This was a fun book but in retrospect I should have bought the bigger page book.
It would have meant I couldn't leave my 2 year old with it cause he would break it, but I think it would have been more wow and in your face.
Nat gone mad
Edition TOO SMALL in size !! Don't waste your money.
This edition is way too small in size. Print is too small and very difficult to read, finger holes - again too small. By the time a child is old enough to read along with you their fingers will be too big for the holes!
I wanted to return it but it was going to cost me MORE than the cost of the book! invest in a larger version. Disappointed Booktopia!
What a delightful little story!
I am giving this as part of a 'Welcome Baby' package.
The Very Hungry Human
As a board book this classic lasts longer on our shelf.
My kids and I read this book regularly and because it's a board book it lasts longer.
Lake Heights, NSW, Australia
This is a small book
Story is good but book was unexpectedly small.
One of the musts for the babies
I love it
Great to teach words, colours and days through the play
My baby love it
My baby is one year old, she found the colourful pictures ver attractive.
Well written with lots of learning opportunities for babies and toddlers. My baby finds it engaging and it has already been read multiple times.
Glob the frog
This is a great book for children. Fun and learning at the same time. One disappointing fact is that the holes in the book are too small for even a toddler to stick their fingers while following along with the story.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Every child should experience this wonderful, cumulative story, with its brightly coloured pictures of the tiny but greedy caterpillar that eats his way through one apple, two plums and three pears before turning into a beautiful butterfly. The board version stands up well to the inevitable poking of little fingers through the holes in the pages. (2-4 yrs) -- Kirkus UK
ISBN: 9780241003008 ISBN-10: 0241003008 Series: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Audience:
For Ages: 0 - 5 years old For Grades: 4 Format:
Number Of Pages: 26 Published: 29th September 1994 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 12.8 x 17.9
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1
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.
Eric Carle's art is distinctive and instantly recognizable. His art work is created in collage technique, using hand-painted papers, which he cuts and layers to form bright and cheerful images. Many of his books have an added dimension - die-cut pages, twinkling lights as in The Very Lonely Firefly, even the lifelike sound of a cricket's song as in The Very Quiet Cricket, - giving them a playful quality: a toy that can be read, a book that can be touched. Children also enjoy working in collage and many send him pictures they have made themselves, inspired by his illustrations. He receives hundreds of letters each week from his young admirers. The secret of Eric Carle's books' appeal lies in his intuitive understanding of and respect for children, who sense in him instinctively someone who shares their most cherished thoughts and emotions.
Eric Carle has two grown-up children, a son and a daughter. With his wife Barbara, he lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.