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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Giant Board Book and Plush Package - by Eric Carle (Mixed Media Product)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Giant Board Book and Plush Package - by  Eric Carle (Mixed Media Product) - image 1 of 1
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Giant Board Book and Plush Package - by  Eric Carle (Mixed Media Product) - image 1 of 1
$26.49 sale price when purchased online
$32.00 list price

About this item


  • Here is the edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar that parents and teachers have been raving about!
  • 0-3 Years
  • 14.0" x 15.75" Mixed Media Product
  • 13 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Classics


About the Book

Eric Carle's classic is now available for the first time in a new, oversized board book format, ideal for storytime or anytime. Includes a bonus audio CD of Carle reading the story. Full color.

Book Synopsis

Here is the edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar that parents and teachers have been raving about! Packaged inside a cardboard handle, an irresistible plush caterpillar peeks out from this giant board book edition of Eric Carle's perennial classic. This large package is perfect for both homes and classrooms.

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 been translated into 70 languages and sold over 55 million copies. Carle illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 170 million copies of his books have sold around the world. In 2003, Carle received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award (now called the Children's Literature Legacy Award) for lifetime achievement in children's literature. In 2002, Eric and his wife, Barbara, cofounded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (www.carlemuseum.org) in Amherst, Massachusetts, a 40,000-square-foot space dedicated to the celebration of picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world, underscoring the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of picture books and their art form. Eric Carle passed away in May 2021 at the age of 91. His work remains an important influence on artists and illustrators at work today. www.eric-carle.com
Dimensions (Overall): 14.0 Inches (H) x 15.75 Inches (W) x .75 Inches (D)
Weight: 2.5 Pounds
Suggested Age: 0-3 Years
Number of Pages: 13
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Classics
Publisher: World of Eric Carle
Format: Mixed Media Product
Author: Eric Carle
Language: English
Street Date: October 1, 2001
TCIN: 12264235
UPC: 9780399237720
Item Number (DPCI): 247-04-2299
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 0.75 inches length x 15.75 inches width x 14 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 2.5 pounds
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Q: is this the size book where the stuffed caterpillar can go through the holes on the pages as he eats through the fruit?

submitted by dykandsha - 3 years ago
  • A: Hi, dykandsha! Regarding your question about the The Very Hungry Caterpillar Giant Board Book and Plush Package - by Eric Carle (Mixed Media Product): I do see that the stuffed caterpillar comes with this, and that there are holes in the fruit, though the holes look as though they may be too small to fit through. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact Target.com at 1-800-591-3869 every day, between 7am-11pm CST.

    submitted byTaylor - 3 years ago
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
100% would recommend
4 recommendations

Big Version of a Children's Classic!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Krystal - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I’m a preschool teacher and love how big this book is! The illustrations are bright and vivid and the book itself feels sturdy and durable. We love the little plush that comes with it!
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Very large book

4 out of 5 stars
hickernutt - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
This is a nice book but too large for my eight month old granddaughter. It is approximately 11.5 inches X 15.5 inches unopened. This does not include the handle at the top of the book. The handle adds 2.5 inches to the 11.5 inches making the book 14 inches tall. The width opened will be 31 inches.
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5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Umm Elias - 6 years ago, Verified purchaser
Great book. I love the size.
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5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Happy - 6 years ago, Verified purchaser
Love it!! The kids enjoyed it so much!!
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The pros and the cons

3 out of 5 stars
debsis - 8 years ago
Arguably one of the best children's books ever! But where the small board book is too small, this one is too big. The holes are the size of quarters. The holes in other formats' pages are just right for a tiny finger to wiggle through. And the book arrived wrapped in a thin corrugated cardboard mailer, so the handles got bent, wrinkled, and started tearing. The caterpillar plush was adorable, but be prepared - it is small. Great for a tiny one to grasp as the book is read to them. Not a snuggling stuffed animal; think, "toy." I had to return it because the handles were damaged. I tried to buy it at a Target store but they don't sell this exact one. So I got the small board book and a teeter ring with a stuffed caterpillar attached to it for the tiny baby, and later, I'll get the separate plush caterpillar and the "hardcover" book (with paper pages and holes that are JUST right. Never met a kid who didn't love this book...and FYI, the book's author/illustrator Eric Carle is on YouTube reading this book.
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happy as can be

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
kikirivers89 - 9 years ago
thank you! my nephew just turned 1 and is a great addition to his book collection. perfect for on the go travels between grandma's house !
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