The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Eric Carle


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    • Grades: Babies & Toddlers - 1
    • Ages: 3 - 6
    • Format: Paperback Book
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Short Summary
This colorfully illustrated story about a caterpillar who eats everything—including the pages of the book itself—teaches kids about life cycles and the days of the week.

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One sunny Sunday morning, a little caterpillar emerges from an egg, eager to satisfy his enormous appetite. On Monday he eats through an apple, on Tuesday he eats through two pears, and on Wednesday he eats through three plums. Will he ever be satisfied?

Kids can count the increasingly funny items the caterpillar devours, from pickles to ice-cream cones, and discover metamorphosis as the caterpillar weaves his cocoon and transforms into a beautiful butterfly.

With its vibrant collage pictures and unique die-cut pages, this timeless book has become a classic that continues to thrill young readers.

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    • Grades: Babies & Toddlers - 1
    • Ages: 3 - 6
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 11 1/2" x 8 3/16"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-590-03029-8

About the Author

Beloved author and illustrator Eric Carle started drawing when he was a little boy, and he hasn't stopped since. His books continue to delight children year after year with their gorgeous collage illustrations and themes of growth and discovery. He traces the origin of his stories back to nature walks he and father took when he was a child, on which they would stop to observe all the little animals and insects in the forest and discuss how they live and grow. His books have been translated into more than 40 languages and have sold more than 55 million copies.