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The Very Hungry Caterpillar - by Eric Carle (Board Book)

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About this item

Highlights

  • Picture book by Eric Carle
  • Entertain your child with this charming story
  • A great gift for young readers

Description



About the Book



Now even younger children can follow the little green caterpillar as he eats his way to becoming a beautiful butterfly in this sturdy board book.



Book Synopsis



THE all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! A sturdy and beautiful book to give as a gift for new babies, baby showers, birthdays, and other new beginnings!

Featuring interactive die-cut pages, this board book edition is the perfect size for little hands and great for teaching counting and days of the week.

The very hungry caterpillar literally eats his way through the pages of the book--and right into your child's heart...
--Mother's Manual

Gorgeously illustrated, brilliantly innovative...

--The New York Times Book Review



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.

Born in Syracuse, New York, in 1929, Eric Carle moved with his parents to Germany when he was six years old; he was educated there, and graduated from the prestigious art school, the Akademie der bildenden Kunste, in Stuttgart. But his dream was always to return to America, the land of his happiest childhood memories. So, in 1952, with a fine portfolio in hand and forty dollars in his pocket, he arrived in New York. Soon he found a job as a graphic designer in the promotion department of The New York Times. Later, he was the art director of an advertising agency for many years.

One day, respected educator and author, Bill Martin Jr, called to ask Carle to illustrate a story he had written. Martin's eye had been caught by a striking picture of a red lobster that Carle had created for an advertisement. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? was the result of their collaboration. It is still a favorite with children everywhere. This was the beginning of Eric Carle's true career. Soon Carle was writing his own stories, too. His first wholly original book was 1,2,3 to the Zoo, followed soon afterward by the celebrated classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

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.

The themes of his stories are usually drawn from his extensive knowledge and love of nature - an interest shared by most small children. Besides being beautiful and entertaining, his books always offer the child the opportunity to learn something about the world around them. It is his concern for children, for their feelings and their inquisitiveness, for their creativity and their intellectual growth that, in addition to his beautiful artwork, makes the reading of his books such a stimulating and lasting experience.

Carle says: With many of my books I attempt to bridge the gap between the home and school. To me home represents, or should represent; warmth, security, toys, holding hands, being held. School is a strange and new place for a child. Will it be a happy place? There are new people, a teacher, classmates - will they be friendly? I believe the passage from home to school is the second biggest trauma of childhood; the first is, of course, being born. Indeed, in both cases we leave a place of warmth and protection for one that is unknown. The unknown often brings fear with it. In my books I try to counteract this fear, to replace it with a positive message. I believe that children are naturally creative and eager to learn. I want to show them that learning is really both fascinating and fun.

copyright (c) 2000 by Penguin Group (USA) Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

Dimensions (Overall): 4.9 Inches (H) x 7.1 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)
Weight: .45 Pounds
Suggested Age: 0-3 Years
Series Title: Eric Carle
Sub-Genre: General, Concepts / Counting + Numbers, Animals / Insects + Spiders
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Number of Pages: 13
Publisher: Philomel Books
Format: Board Book
Author: Eric Carle
Language: English
Street Date: March 1, 1994
TCIN: 11400718
UPC: 9780399226908
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-0166
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 0.68 inches length x 5.03 inches width x 7.02 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.41 pounds
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Q: How big is this book?

submitted by Alex - 5 years ago
  • A: It's very small. 4" x 6" maybe.

    submitted byannchristine65 - 4 years ago

Q: Is this a board book?

submitted by Lydia - 6 years ago
  • A: I believe so. The description says on board pages

    submitted byJen - 6 years ago
4.9 out of 5 stars with 724 reviews
95% would recommend
94 recommendations

Okay..

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
destiny - 20 days ago, Verified purchaser
I'm 20 so it's been awhile since I read the book but I don't remember it being so short and I really wanted a book with some sort of message/ lesson but it's so short and not as enjoyable as I remember it being..
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Favorite!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Ambermarie - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
One of my favorite books growing up!
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The HungryVery Caterpillar

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
knitting stitch markers - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Great book for parents to read to a young child. This promotes a love for books.
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A must!

5 out of 5 stars
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Ancia - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
I think I love the book more than my daughter loves it. Such a nice story. Very engaging!
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Love

5 out of 5 stars
Natalie - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
Cute book, the kids love it!
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Oldie but goodie

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
phenollux - 7 months ago
This is a classic book that you can’t go wrong with. It’s a lot of fun knowing I read this as a young child and now reading it to mine. The fun colors also make it enjoyable for the younger babies too
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Classic boardbook

5 out of 5 stars
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Melissa - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
This is a classic board book that everyone should have in their collection. I really like the way this version is presented.
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Gift

5 out of 5 stars
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Book - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
It’s a baby shower gift
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Cute book

5 out of 5 stars
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Krista G - 10 months ago, Verified purchaser
Cute book, my baby loves the book & her favorite page has all the fruit.
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Best book ever

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
K Starr - 11 months ago
Great gift idea for a two year old little boy!
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!!!!

5 out of 5 stars
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Bnm - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I like !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Best Book Ever

5 out of 5 stars
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Baxter - 1 year ago
This is the BEST BOOK EVER! What a classic, I highly recommend!
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A Bit Smaller than Expected

4 out of 5 stars
Jen F - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
This book is a total classic, and I absolutely love it. I just wish it were a bit bigger.
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All time favorite book .

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Debgunn - 1 year ago
One of my favorite kids books . I read it to my kids when they were little kids . My daughter is a kindergarten teacher and she loves this book . She uses it in her classroom teaching. It’s her all time favorite book .
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Classic

5 out of 5 stars
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Cathy N - 1 year ago
This book is a classic and it is nice and sturdy in this format. Gave it as a baby shower gift and everyone agreed it was a must read for the littles.
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Childhood favorite book!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
mother of two - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
sooo it's really small compared to the size it was back in the day! But I guess it's best for the little children! it's a hard back book, so it's easier to deal with! I love it 🥰
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Classic Kids Book

5 out of 5 stars
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KErk - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
This is a classic for kids!
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Love this book

5 out of 5 stars
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Paula - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
This was a last minute gift for my students. They are always wanting to take mine home.
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Classic!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Me over here - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Bought this classic for the grandchildren. Target offered a great price and easy pick up.
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Great Read and better gift!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Hummus100 - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
This was a baby gift for my new great niece. Her mother was elated because she didn’t have any children’s books yet! This is a timeless classic that everyone should have in their children’s library! We have several in my now 20 somethings library!
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