The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle new board book Classic children's story
THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR
by ERIC CARLE
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New board book, 16 pages. Measures 13 x 18 cm.
One sunny Sunday, the caterpillar was hatched out of a tiny egg. He was very hungry. On Monday, he ate through one apple; on Tuesday, he ate through three plums--and still he was hungry.
Strikingly bold, colorful pictures and a simple text in large, clear type tell the story of a hungry little caterpillar's progress through an amazing variety and quantity of foods. Full at last, he made a cocoon around himself and went to sleep, to wake up a few weeks later wonderfully transformed into a butterfly! Brilliantly innovative designer and artist Eric Carle has dramatized the story of one of Nature's commonest yet loveliest marvels, the metamorphosis of the butterfly, in a picture book to delight as well as instruct the very youngest reader or listener.
Cleverly die-cut pages show what the caterpillar ate on successive days, graphically introducing sets of up to 10 objects and also the names of the days of the week in rotation, as well as telling the central story of the transformation of the caterpillar. The final, double-page picture of the butterfly is a joyous explosion of color, a vibrant affirmation of the wonder and beauty of Nature.
About the author
Eric Carle was born in Syracuse, N.Y., in 1929, and moved with his parents to Germany in 1935. He came back to the United States in 1952, first working as a graphic designer. His work was noticed by Bill Martin, Jr., who invited Carle to illustrate his text for the still-popular picture book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See which launched his career in children's picture books.
He 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 30 languages and sold over 22 million copies. Since the Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 71 million copies of his books have sold around the world.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
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