The Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Book

Board Book | March 23, 1994

byEric Carle

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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?

"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

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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?"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

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 C...

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Format:Board BookDimensions:26 pages, 7.19 × 5.06 × 0.69 inPublished:March 23, 1994Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399226907

ISBN - 13:9780399226908

Appropriate for ages: Baby - 2


Rated 5 out of 5 by from classic childrens book! Read as a child, and will for sure pass down to my children =)
Date published: 2015-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it it kept my little ones attention and loves to read along with his family.
Date published: 2015-10-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Classic book but small. I bought this one for my 14 month old, remembering it was a classic from when I was a kid. I ordered the board book, so it would last longer and its easier for him to turn the pages by himself at this stage. I was a little disappointed to see how small the book was when I got it. I thought I was getting a big, normal size, board book but its tiny. I was considering returning it at 1st but my son seems to like it none the less, and its a good size for his hands, right now, but I still would have preferred to have had the bigger book. I think the size should be specified in the description, so we are aware.
Date published: 2015-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Family Favourite We bought this book for our 3 year old grandson and 2 year old grandson. Not only do they enjoy the simple to read verse and colourful pictures, but we enjoy reading it to them. It is an excellent book for learning numbers and sequence. The size makes it an easy book to carry and hold in their little hands.
Date published: 2015-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feel Good Book - I want to carry with me everywhere. A mini version of a classic by Eric Carle. What a visual treat from start to finish. A week at a glance from Sunday to Sunday of the exploration of what a new caterpillar's life looks like in search of food. On its first day of life it eats a hole in a nutritious leaf. On the first day of the week: Monday, it eats through one apple; Tuesday, two pears; Saturday it really lets loose and eats everything in its path ending the day with a huge pain in its stomach; Sunday it returns to sensibility and eats through a nice green leaf again. I can't help but align it to how adults see food in combination of the days of the week and how the calendar of days can dictate what and how to eat! This book is ingeniously simple with several visual learning tools with simple language. A must addition to any young reader's collection. Oh yes and there is a beautiful visual surprise on the last two pages. I want this book for my purse.
Date published: 2014-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very colourful My children enjoyed this as I am sure my first grandchild will.
Date published: 2014-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful book and story prop Children in my day care love this story and take turns holding the caterpillar excellent product
Date published: 2014-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Great classic story. My son loves to help count the fruit.
Date published: 2014-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book. Very nice book, my baby loves it.
Date published: 2014-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Miniature Edition My son is a huge Eric Carle fan and I thought the book was perfect as a stocking stuffer. He thought it was neat to have the story in such a small book.
Date published: 2013-12-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad I really like the mini book. Disappointed that the wording in the mini book is so small. My grand daughter can barely see the print, so it has to be read to her. She is just starting to sound out words, but can't see them very well. Font could be bigger even though it is a mini book
Date published: 2012-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Children's classic Another great story from Carle. His illustrations are always fantastic, but his stories can be erratic. This on is a dead-on hit. It is the brief story of a caterpillar's feeding frenzy before he makes his metamorphosis into a butterfly. The book introduces children to the days of the week, the names of fruits, and numbers as the caterpillar eats through different foods each day --two pears on Tuesday, three plums on Wednesday, etc.-- until he finally weaves his cocoon and emerges as a beautiful butterfly. This story is a hit every time. Carle's bright colors and clever die-cut artwork never cease to entertain even the youngest child, and there is surely nothing in nature closer to magic than the emergence of a butterfly. This is a beautiful and fun book that will enthrall any child.
Date published: 2009-08-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a Must Have for Kids Great book. Read more here:
Date published: 2007-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than what Jim says Contrary to a users review, I find this book excellent for little kids. the illustrations are simple, and its an easy read for their level. They'll be sure to remember it later in life.
Date published: 2006-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We love it I understand how some people may think the illustrations are less than stellar, but they are bright and bold & captivate children. I read the book to my daughter, now 7 1/2 months old every day and when I say, "A beautiful butterfly!" She smiles & laughs - she understands the expression in my voice. This book is a great story for children because they enjoy it very much!
Date published: 2006-09-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good concept This is a good book to introduce the concept of life cycles to children.
Date published: 2006-08-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from BAD Why is this preschoolers book considered GOOD? The illustrations are something a mildly skilled person could do at home and the story is MORONIC!
Date published: 2006-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delightfully engaging I am 31 and have fond memories of my mother reading this book to me as a child. Now I am reading to my own 2 year old daughter and she adores it. It is without a doubt her favourite book. The copy we have was bought by my mother and shipped from England. I had no idea Eric Carle was so prolific. They are simply delightful with truly engaging stories and visuals. I never tire of reading them aloud.
Date published: 2005-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Caterpillar Fun An Excellent early teaching better way to introduce science and nature to children under the age of three. Color creates a desire to explore the pages.
Date published: 2004-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A most excellent book! The very hungry caterpillar is a great spring children's book. I enjoyed the fact that without too much intense reading, the author has taught the children about the life of a caterpillar/butterfly. It has beautifully illustrated pictures of the story, in bold colours. The story itself is very easy for younger children with short attention spans to follow. I find the book gets children involved with the story. Because the wording is repetitive, after very few readings I found the children I was reading this book to, repeating the story with me. The foods that the author uses are very familiar to children too, and the children love to count the brightly coloured pictures. The book was very appealing to me as a new adoptive parent, and I can't wait to read more of this author's work, especially in this series. I know other parents will feel the same after they've read it to their children.
Date published: 2001-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Buy This is a great book. It is fun and creative. Kids will love the story. It teaches kids how caterpillars turn into butterflies. This lesson is taught through a creative and interesting story. Great for teachers too to teach about the life cycles of animals. Enjoy!!
Date published: 2001-03-09