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  • Published: 2 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780723275558
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 12
  • RRP: $9.99

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Little Book


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An adorable mini finger puppet book featuring Eric Carle's beloved character: The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

This super-fun, interactive book lets babies and toddlers play with the plush caterpillar finger puppet as he munches and crunches his way through delicious fruit. Children can also learn about colours and the numbers 1-5 on the way.

Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of the bestselling picture books of all time, with over 33 million copies sold worldwide to date.

Look for these Very Hungry Caterpillar books:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Eric Carle's Very Special Baby Book; The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pop-Up Book; The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Buggy Book; The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Little Learning Library; The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Touch and Feel Playbook: My Very First Book of Words; The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book and Toy; The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Sound Book; The Very Hungry Caterpillar Big Board Book

  • Pub date: 2 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780723275558
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 12
  • RRP: $9.99

About the Author

Eric Carle

Eric Carle 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 25 languages and sold over twelve million copies. Since the Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than sixty books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote.

Eric Carle's art is distinctive and instantly recognizable. His art work is created in collage technique, using hand-painted papers, which he cuts and layers to form bright and cheerful images. Many of his books have an added dimension - die-cut pages, twinkling lights as in The Very Lonely Firefly, even the lifelike sound of a cricket's song as in The Very Quiet Cricket - giving them a playful quality: a toy that can be read, a book that can be touched. Children also enjoy working in collage and many send him pictures they have made themselves, inspired by his illustrations. He receives hundreds of letters each week from his young admirers. The secret of Eric Carle's books' appeal lies in his intuitive understanding of and respect for children, who sense in him instinctively someone who shares their most cherished thoughts and emotions.

Eric Carle has two grown-up children, a son and a daughter. With his wife Barbara, he lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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