Cover image for The very hungry caterpillar
Title:
The very hungry caterpillar
Author:
Carle, Eric.
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Publication Information:
Cleveland : Collins + World, [1976?]
Physical Description:
26 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 22 x 30 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780529007759

9780529007766
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

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.


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)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Eric Carle's classic story with die-cut pages of the caterpillar who eats and eats-and finally becomes a butterfly-is packaged with a colorful plush version of the titular critter, in the boxed set The Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Book and Plush Set. (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.