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The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Board Book) Award-winning

by Eric Carle (author) (UK edition)

Suitable for 1 - 5 years

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Product Description

This colourful classic, loved by millions of children worldwide, brims with educational features. As children watch the little caterpillar munch through fruits and biscuits, they practise counting, discover colours and objects, and name all the days of the week. There are lots of enticing peepholes for little fingers to explore – and a magnificent surprise at the end! This board book edition comes in a sturdy mini size, complete with cutouts and glowing collage illustrations.

Product Details

Format

Board Book

ISBN

9780241003008

Publisher

Puffin

Date published

September 29th, 1994

Other details
  • 14 pages
Condition

New

UK edition

Author/Illustrator

Eric Carle

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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.

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  1. Default avatar

    leSquidge
    on 1 March 2012

    Fantastic book, i loved this as a child and now my son loves it and i enjoy reading it to him. We also have the toy of the caterpillar which i use when ready it to act out the story.

    5out of 5