Cover image for Fei chang ji e di mao mao chong = The very hungry caterpillar
Fei chang ji e di mao mao chong = The very hungry caterpillar
Carle, Eric.
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Very hungry caterpillar. Chinese & English
Publication Information:
London : Mantra, 1998.
Physical Description:
20 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 19 x 27 cm
Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep. Die-cut pages illustrate what the caterpillar ate on successive days.
General Note:
Translation of the story first published in 1969.

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Central Library PIC BK Juvenile Mass Market Paperback Childrens Area-Foreign Language

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The caterpillar's journey from a little egg to a beautiful butterfly is a timeless story adored by children for the last thirty years. Eric Carle's all time classic is available in seven dual language editions, enabling the teacher to raise the language awareness of the whole class as they follow the transformation of the caterpillar in days, foods and numbers.

Author Notes

Eric Carle is an award-winning, children's picture book author and illustrator whose most recognized work is The Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Book. Carle was born to German parents in 1929 in Syracuse, New York. The family returned to Germany in 1935, moving to a suburb of Stuttgart. Carle disliked high school, quitting at the age of 16 before graduation. He was admitted as the youngest student to the Akademie der bildenden Kunste, an art school.

After finishing at the Akademie, he worked as a poster designer for the U.S. Information Center in Germany until 1952, when he moved back to New York City. He was a graphic designer at the New York Times and later worked as an art director at L.W. Frohlich & Co. In 1963, Bill Martin, Jr. saw a poster of a red lobster that Carle had designed and asked him to illustrate Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, thus launching his freelance career. Among his many children's books are Dream Snow, Hello, Red Fox, The Very Clumsy Click Beetle, and Pancakes, Pancakes! His title The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse made Publisher's Weekly Best Seller List for 2011. His title Brown Bear Brown Bear What to You See? made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012. In 2015 he made The New Zealand Best Seller List with Love from the Very Hungry Caterpillar.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Author-illustrator Eric Carle narrates his own classic tale The Very Hungry Caterpillar in a new, oversize board book-with-CD edition. (Philomel, $14.99 ages 1-up ISBN 978-0399-24745-3; Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

A good translation of this much-loved picture book. Children will be fascinated by the caterpillar's varied diet and miraculous transformation into a beautiful butterfly. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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