The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Eric Carle (Author)

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

Journey with the Very Hungry Caterpillar in Eric Carle's Beloved Classic

In the realm of children's literature, few books have achieved the iconic status of Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar." With its vibrant illustrations and heartwarming narrative, this beloved classic has captivated generations of young readers, leaving an indelible mark on their imaginations.

A Story of Transformation and Growth

The story follows the extraordinary journey of a very hungry caterpillar who embarks on an insatiable quest for food. As he gorges himself on a variety of delectable treats, the caterpillar undergoes a remarkable transformation, growing bigger and bigger with each bite.

Learning Through Playful Repetition

"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" masterfully employs playful repetition, introducing young readers to the days of the week, different foods, and the concept of counting. The catchy phrases and rhythmic patterns add an element of musicality to the story, making it an engaging read-aloud experience.

Eric Carle's Distinctive Artistic Style

Eric Carle's unique artistic style is a defining feature of the book. His vibrant, collage-like illustrations bring the story to life with bold colors and whimsical shapes. The intricate details and textures invite children to explore the pages, fostering a sense of curiosity and wonder.

A Timeless Tale with Universal Appeal

"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" transcends cultural and linguistic boundaries, resonating with children of all backgrounds. Its universal themes of growth, transformation, and the appreciation of food make it a timeless classic that continues to inspire and entertain young minds.

A Valuable Resource for Early Childhood Education

Beyond its literary charm, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" serves as a valuable resource for early childhood education. Its simple yet effective storytelling techniques, coupled with its focus on early learning concepts, make it an ideal tool for teaching young children about language, numbers, and the natural world.


World of Eric Carle
23 March 1994
Board Book