The Very Hungry Caterpillar Award-winning

by Eric Carle (author) (UK edition)

Suitable for 3 - 5 years

usd prices
Our price $9.51 Switch to £
gbp prices
Our price £6.99 Switch to $
Product ordering
  • Schools earn Scholastic Rewards when parents or staff order from us. If you work at a school you can use Rewards to buy books and resources for your classroom or library. Find out how to use Scholastic Rewards

Buy this and your school gets $1.90 to spend on books

This item has 5 stars of a maximum 5

Rated 5/5 from 18 ratings

3 reviews (Add a review)

Delivery information

We are only able to deliver orders to school addresses

  • FREE delivery for schools*
  • Delivery within 10 working days

Book Club orders

  • FREE delivery to schools
  • Books will be despatched after the school's order is confirmed

*We do not charge for delivery, but your order may incur additional customs costs.

Product Description

Sweets. Fruits. Peepholes. A magical surprise. A timeless treat every kid should own. Hey, smallies! Don’t miss this chance to get your paws on Eric Carle’s cutaway classic. We’ve never met a little person who wasn’t hungry for this book. Poke your fingers into the peepholes as you follow a very hungry caterpillar. He gobbles up one red apple, two green pears and three purple plums. But he’s still hungry! He snacks on chocolate cake, ice cream, Swiss cheese, salami, a lollipop, a cherry pie, a sausage and a cupcake. Will his fat little tummy ever be full? A fantastic surprise is in store…

  • Eric Carle’s truly iconic childhood classic
  • Over 41 million copies sold worldwide
  • A charming story full of things to discover
  • Interactive peepholes provide hours of fun

Product Details

Catalogue number

5351 in Schools Catalogue 2016/17

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780140569322

Publisher

Puffin

Date published

November 28th, 2002

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 2.9; Lower years; 0.5 points

Other details
  • 28 pages
Condition

New

UK edition

Packs

  • Pie Corbett's Reading Spine Nursery Pack x 12

    Pie Corbett's Reading Spine Nursery Pack x 12

    usd prices
    Our price $115.44
    gbp prices
    Our price £84.88

    Temporarily out of stock - due soon

    Product ordering
    • Schools earn Scholastic Rewards when parents or staff order from us. If you work at a school you can use Rewards to buy books and resources for your classroom or library. Find out how to use Scholastic Rewards

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar x 30

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar x 30

    usd prices
    Our price $285.19
    gbp prices
    Our price £209.70
    Product ordering
    • Schools earn Scholastic Rewards when parents or staff order from us. If you work at a school you can use Rewards to buy books and resources for your classroom or library. Find out how to use Scholastic Rewards

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar x 6

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar x 6

    usd prices
    Our price $57.04
    gbp prices
    Our price £41.94
    Product ordering
    • Schools earn Scholastic Rewards when parents or staff order from us. If you work at a school you can use Rewards to buy books and resources for your classroom or library. Find out how to use Scholastic Rewards

Author/Illustrator

Eric Carle

7313 eric carle 1 848913

Eric Carle was born of German parents. He was always drawn to America after his family moved to Stuttgart when he was six. Carle’s childhood years in Germany were traumatic; as an adult he would make “books for the child in me, books I had longed for.” It is no surprise that his style is characterised by an explosive use of colour. During the war, his art teacher showed him his hidden collection of banned “degenerate” art, including works by Picasso, Klee and Matisse. At 16, Carle began studying graphic art at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart. Returning to New York in 1952, Carle built a successful career in advertising. In the mid 1960s, Carle decided to give up this career to become an illustrator and graphic designer. His first published work appeared in a cookery book. Soon afterwards, children’s book author Bill Martin asked him to illustrate the manuscript of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? The resulting book was an instant hit. Encouraged by this success, Carle began submitting ideas for his own books. One of these was “Willie The Worm”. His editor suggested that a caterpillar might prove a more endearing character – the rest is history.

First published in 1969, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has sold over 29 million copies in more than 47 languages. Eric Carle has illustrated more than seventy books, and more than 88 million copies of his books have sold around the world.

Reviews

Add a review
  1. saba
    on 19 September 2011

    exellent

    this book made the children in my class very happy i love the pictures becausr they are great for children in reception!!!

    5out of 5
  2. Natasha, Scholastic Staff
    on 21 April 2011

    Timeless Classic

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a timeless classic that never fails to inspire first time readers. The story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar will live on for generations to come!

  3. teresa leung
    on 15 June 2009

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    It’s fun and interesting with beautiful illustration.

Add a review

Customers also bought

What kids think

  1. Ef owl thumb 8

    Sushi123
    on 20 September 2016

    Charming tissue-paper pictures along with a good concept for early learning children.

  2. Pearl 113298

    lilyruby
    on 4 March 2015

    I liked this book my best part is when the catapillar eats all the food

    5out of 5
  3. Storm 113293

    Potterfan7
    on 9 March 2014

    One of the first books i remember, i love this book, with colourful pop outs this book is great for young readers alike. If you haven’t yet read this, you haven’t lived a real childhood.

    5out of 5
  4. Croc 113527

    Roodieroo
    on 8 March 2014

    I used to love this book

  5. Goldie 113308

    harper01
    on 7 March 2014

    Ive always loved this book and this was my mums favourite when she was small. Its easy to read and understand and I like all the food he eats

    5out of 5
  6. Default avatar

    Prisoner01
    on 4 March 2014

    This was one of my favourites when I was little, as it is a really fun book to read to people!

  7. Default avatar

    josh40
    on 29 June 2013

    I didn’t like this book because it only had 2 pages

    1out of 5
  8. Pearl 113298

    MissShadow1
    on 12 June 2013

    I loved this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Even though i’m not a little girl this book, to me, was amazing and funny.

    5out of 5
  9. Avatar crab 761750

    dekan7
    on 28 May 2013

    its my fav childhood book so far

    5out of 5
  10. Default avatar 807810

    cheem021
    on 26 April 2013

    it’s funny

  11. Horridhenry thumb 16

    iggypop000
    on 24 March 2013

    its caterpila tastic read it now if you hanent read it your missing out

  12. Avatar cat 761729

    CookieM
    on 8 March 2013

    One on the first books i owned and i still love it

    5out of 5
  13. Stargirl 113407

    stupendousteen
    on 6 March 2013

    amazing book with great illustrations

    5out of 5
  14. Dora thumb 222

    lmdrld
    on 4 March 2013

    This is about a caterpillar who likes to munch different food.

  15. Pearl 113298

    TheMileLongBookshelfBlog
    on 4 March 2013

    This was a very firm favourite of mine when I was about three years old. It’s such a sweet story.

  16. Default avatar

    TINK
    on 20 August 2012

    It was a intresting boock. He was so greed at fist i falt he was going to explod but he didnot.

    I loved itso mush i was lathing athter i read the boock.

    4out of 5
  17. Evie 113313

    lolliepopgirl6
    on 24 June 2012

    good for children

    3out of 5
  18. Avatar cleopatra 761742

    Princessforever58
    on 7 March 2012

    My fave book of all time! I loved how the caterpillar turned into a butterfly!It was amazing. It’s a must read for every kid.

  19. Pearl 113298

    Partyfairy123
    on 4 March 2012

    I like it when he eats all the food and when he turns into a butterfly!

  20. Ef castle thumb 2

    Narutorendan45
    on 1 March 2012

    I read this book when I was younger. In fact, I read it a lot of times because it was such a good book! All of the foods that the Author has thought of and put into the book are really creative! I remember it always used to make me hungry and the way that the book was set out was great! Would definitely recommend this, mainly to a younger audience though :)

    5out of 5
  21. Default avatar

    angelslater
    on 1 March 2012

    this book is great how the pages all look life they have been eaten.

    4out of 5
  22. Default avatar

    krittle90
    on 16 February 2012

    This is by far one of my favourite picture books of all time. My preschool children love this book.

    5out of 5
  23. Hayley 113303

    bookworm75
    on 24 July 2011

    a fun book for younger kids aged 2-7

    5out of 5
  24. Evie 113313

    Fifi44
    on 2 June 2010

    I think the caterpillar is very greedy and funny.

    5out of 5
  25. Hungry cat thumb 231

    beefy2008
    on 22 December 2009

    Everyone loves this classic book it amuses and entertains kids and adults of any age. the flaps make it more fun and reading less boring for kids! READ THIS! 5/5

    5out of 5
  26. Evie 113313

    angelgirl2121
    on 3 October 2009

    I loved this book when I was 5-6 and i still do! Its so fun when there’s the flaps and all that! i love book with flaps and textures 100% i will never get tired of this book

    5out of 5
  27. Hayley 113303

    shopperkate
    on 23 September 2009

    This book is great because it has flaps and holes which the children can interact with. Great stocking filler!

  28. Love stargirl 113412

    carrietriplet2
    on 14 October 2008

    i loved this book it was good when i was little and it still is!!!!!!!! it’s very ineresting and very colourful.

    5out of 5
  29. Hungry cat thumb 231

    rosielee
    on 30 September 2008

    I really love this book because the caterpillar was so hungry he ate lots of different foods that it made him a big fat caterpillar.But that was ok because he turned into a beautiful butterfly!

    5out of 5
  30. Horridhenry thumb 16

    009
    on 13 September 2008

    when I was just about 6 this was brilliant

    5out of 5