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The Very Hungry Caterpillar : The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Board Book

Published: 29th September 1994
For Ages: 8 - 9 years old
In Stock. Ships from Australia today or next business day
RRP $14.99

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!


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.

Melbourne, Australia.

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.



Enduring classic.


Well written with lots of learning opportunities for babies and toddlers. My baby finds it engaging and it has already been read multiple times.

Perth, AU


Delightful Reading


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.



Great to see this as a board book


This book was a gift for a six month old child. Being a board book means this can be introduced at a younger age, it is able to be handled and will take the treatment of an active child.



The Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Book

4.4 13


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

Eric Carle

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.

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ISBN: 9780241003008
ISBN-10: 0241003008
Series: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Audience: Children
For Ages: 8 - 9 years old
For Grades: 4
Format: Board Book
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 26
Published: 29th September 1994
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 12.8 x 17.9  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1