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  • Published: 16 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241372661
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $27.99

The Very Hungry Caterpillar 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition


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A brand new golden anniversary edition of this beloved classic to celebrate 50 years. Happy birthday, Very Hungry Caterpillar!

2019 marks 50 years since The Very Hungry Caterpillar first munched his way through a variety of delicious food - and our hearts. To celebrate this milestone, we are releasing a limited hardback edition of this beloved classic, complete with stunning golden jacket and bonus content - the story of the making of this classic, and a letter to the reader from Eric Carle himself.

Since its first publication in 1969, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has now sold over 50 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over sixty-two languages.

  • Pub date: 16 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241372661
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $27.99

About the Author

Eric Carle

Eric Carle is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of books for very young children including his most well-known title The Very Hungry Caterpillar. With his late wife, Barbara, Eric Carle co-founded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Massachusetts in 2002. Eric Carle divides his time between the Florida Keys and the hills of North Carolina.

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Praise for The Very Hungry Caterpillar 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition

“Every child should have a copy”

Daily Telegraph


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