Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
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Very Hungry Caterpillar
By Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Book Description

This picture book is in a mini-board book format, complete with cutouts and collage illustrations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780241003008
ISBN-10: 0241003008
Format: Hardback
(181mm x 128mm x 12mm)
Pages: 26
Imprint: Puffin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Sep-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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UK Kirkus Review » 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)


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Book Review: Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle - Reviewed by (27 Jun 2011)

This has got to be a must read for any young child.

My son received this book board book as a present when he was born. Even though we have read it to him hundreds of times, he still reads it very great fascination and interest.

Eric Carle designed The Very Hungry Caterpillar brilliantly. Large colorful pictures, with interactive little holes which allows your small child to poke their tiny fingers through the holes.

My only complaint would be that there is not a vegetarian version of this book.

I would probably recommend that board book version, as ours has stood the harsh baby and toddler abuse and is still as good as new.

Book Review: Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle - Reviewed by (09 Jun 2011)

This was and still is my very favourite childhood book.

Eric Carle's fiddling around with a hole punch (by his own admission) has provided children the world over with a beautiful and interactive story.

My toddler enjoys the pictures and poking his fingers through the holes while he identifies the various foods the caterpillar works his way through on his eating frenzy.

Even though I know the book by heart (having read it often several times a day to my toddler), it still doesn't get old. This is one book I would recommend to every parent and is certainly one I buy for new parents!

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Author Biography - Eric Carle

Eric Carle is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of books for very young children. He was born in New York, but spent his early life in Germany. He returned to the States in his early twenties and worked as a graphic designer for the New York Times. He went on to be the art director of an advertising agency before he began writing and illustrating children's books. Eric lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Barbara. The Carles opened The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Massachusetts in 2002.

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