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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Board books - 1994

by Carle, Eric

  • Used

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.



UsedGood. The item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and works perfectly. All pages and cover are intact (including the dust cover, if applicable). Spine may show signs of wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. May NOT include discs, access code or other supplemental materials.
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  • Title The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Author Carle, Eric
  • Binding Board Books
  • Edition BRDBK
  • Condition UsedGood
  • Pages 26
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Philomel Books, New York
  • Date 1994-03-23
  • Illustrated Yes
  • Features Illustrated
  • Bookseller's Inventory # 4WILKM00JHD7
  • ISBN 9780399226908 / 0399226907
  • Weight 0.4 lbs (0.18 kg)
  • Dimensions 4.9 x 7.1 x 0.7 in (12.45 x 18.03 x 1.78 cm)
  • Ages 00 to 03 years
  • Grade levels P - P
  • Reading level 460
  • Themes
    • Gifts & Games: Eric Carle
    • Holiday: Christmas
    • Theometrics: Secular
    • Topical: Home School
  • Library of Congress subjects Toy and movable books, Board books
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 79013202
  • Dewey Decimal Code NA

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"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 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 ( 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.