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Very Hungry Caterpillar

Written by Eric Carle
Published by Philomel Books
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THE all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life?

Including a special feature, die cuts, this beautiful board book edition, perfect for teaching the days of the week, offers readers an interactive experience.

“The very hungry caterpillar literally eats his way through the pages of the book—and right into your child’s heart…”
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“Gorgeously illustrated, brilliantly innovative…”
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  • “In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf.”
  • “On Monday he ate through one apple…”

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Who Wrote Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. He is best known for The Very Hungry Caterpillar, From Head to Toe, and The Grouchy Ladybug. Eric Carle has illustrated more than seventy books, many bestsellers, most of which he also wrote. He has two grown-up children, a son and a daughter, and divides his time between the Florida Keys and the hills of North Carolina. Mr. Carle opened the celebrated Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Northampton, MA, to feature both his work and that of other esteemed children’s book artists.

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Publication Date:
March 23, 1994
Original Publication Date:
June 3, 1969
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