The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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A much-loved classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has delighted millions of readers with its colourful collage illustrations and its deceptively simple, hopeful story of a caterpillar's metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly.

With its vivid colours and finger-sized holes, this is a richly satisfying book for children.

Don't miss all the other Very Hungry Caterpillar books:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Big Board Book; The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Buggy Book; The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Touch and Feel Playbook; The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pop-Up Book; The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Little Learning Library; The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book and Toy; The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Sound Book; The Very Hungry Caterpillar Finger Puppet Book: Where is The Very Hungry Caterpillar?

Other unmissable books by Eric Carle:

Eric Carle's Very Special Baby Book; Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; The Bad-Tempered Ladbybird; 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?; Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?; Little Cloud; Today is Monday; My Very First Book of Shapes; From Head to Toe; Draw Me a Star; Mister Seahorse; Do You want to be My Friend?; The Tiny Seed; The Mixed-up Chameleon
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Board book | 26 pages
  • 126 x 178 x 14mm | 40g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Repr.
  • colour illustrations
  • 0241003008
  • 9780241003008
  • 15

About Eric Carle

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.
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Rating details

309,805 ratings
4.28 out of 5 stars
5 56% (173,697)
4 24% (74,472)
3 14% (44,171)
2 4% (11,495)
1 2% (5,970)

Our customer reviews

This is a lovely board book edition of the classic story. This particular edition is smaller than the original, but I find this size more for little hands. This edition is a lovely gender neutral newborn more
by Diana Boswarva
The board book is a smaller version of the original and unfortunately the finger holes have been shrunken to an unusable size :(show more
by Anne-Maree
This is a great newborn baby present for young couples. Will last forever and is different from the run of the mill pastel baby clothing gift :-)show more
by Rebecca Munn
This is a lovely young children's book. With bright colours to keep young children's more
by tania
by Nicole McGovern
"A favourite in our house. My daughter is transfixed from the 'teeny-tiny-shiny-egg' until the 'beauuuutiful butterfly' at the end. She enjoys 'helping' with the story, and in fact, while she can't read yet, pretty well knows it word for word we have read it so much. Highly recommend this book!"show more
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