Item description for The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Very Books) by Eric Carle...
Overview 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.The beginning reader may watch a hungey caterpillar eat his way to the cocoon stage, when he hibernates for two weeks to emerge as a beautiful butterfly
THE all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in "your" life? Carle's classic tale of a voracious caterpillar who eats his way through the days of the week and then changes into a eautiful butterfly has been reissued in a sumptuous twenty-fifth anniversary edition with a shiny, silver-coated cover and wonderfully thick, durably pages. "--The Horn Book" "The very hungry caterpillar literally eats his way through the pages of the book--and right into your child's heart..." --"Mother's Manual" "Gorgeously illustrated, brilliantly innovative..." --"The New York Times Book Review" Watch a Video
Awards and Recognitions The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Very Books) by Eric Carle has received the following awards and recognitions -
E.B. White Read Aloud Award - 2011 Winner - Picture Bk Hall of Fame category
Citations And Professional Reviews The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Very Books) by Eric Carle has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
People Weekly - 09/09/2013 page 49
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/1991 page 608
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/1994 page 17
Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 638
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 578
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 834
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1246
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.48" Width: 12.02" Height: 0.43" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 1983
Grade Level Pre School
Series Very Books
ISBN 0399208534 ISBN13 9780399208539
Availability 122 units. Availability accurate as of Feb 25, 2017 01:54.
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More About Eric Carle
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.
The themes of his stories are usually drawn from his extensive knowledge and love of nature—an interest shared by most small children. Besides being beautiful and entertaining, his books always offer the child the opportunity to learn something about the world around them. It is his concern for children, for their feelings and their inquisitiveness, for their creativity and their intellectual growth that, in addition to his beautiful artwork, makes the reading of his books such a stimulating and lasting experience.
Eric Carle has received many distinguished awards and honours for his work, including, in 2003, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his lifetime contribution to children's literature and illustration.
Carle says: “With many of my books I attempt to bridge the gap between the home and school. To me home represents, or should represent; warmth, security, toys, holding hands, being held. School is a strange and new place for a child. Will it be a happy place? There are new people, a teacher, classmates—will they be friendly?
I believe the passage from home to school is the second biggest trauma of childhood; the first is, of course, being born. Indeed, in both cases we leave a place of warmth and protection for one that is unknown. The unknown often brings fear with it. In my books I try to counteract this fear, to replace it with a positive message. I believe that children are naturally creative and eager to learn. I want to show them that learning is really both fascinating and fun.”
Eric Carle has two grown-up children, a son and a daughter. With his wife Barbara, he divides his time between the Florida Keys and the hills of North Carolina.
Eric Carle es el creador de mas de setenta libros ilustrados para ninos.
Nacio en Syracuse, Nueva York, pero a los seis anos de edad se traslado con sus padres a Alemania. En 1952, tras graduarse de la prestigiosa Akademie der Bildenden Kunste de Stuttgart, logro cumplir su sueno de regresar a Nueva York.
Ha recibido muchos e importantes premios y distinciones, entre ellos el Laura Ingalls Wilder Award en 2003, por su aportacion global a la literatura y a la ilustracion infantil.
En 2002, cincuenta anos despues de su regreso a los Estados Unidos, se inauguro en Amherst, Massachusetts, el Museo Eric Carle de Libros Ilustrados, donde se exhibe, ademas de la obra completa de Eric Carle, un buen numero de originales de los mas destacados ilustradores de libros infantiles del mundo entero.
Eric Carle currently resides in New York. Eric Carle was born in 1929.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Very Hungry Caterpillar?
Classic favorite Jun 3, 2008
This book goes in and out of favor with my daughter, but the fact that at different stages she finds it engaging is what really makes this a great classic book. We started reading this to her at 3 months. She could follow along in the story and be engaged at 6 months. And even now at 18 months, she's saying the fruit names, putting her finger in the holes and paying attention to the story line. This is a MUST GET book for any child!
Good Book Jun 2, 2008
This is a favorite of mine. We did a puppet show and the kids had a blast. They never get tired to listening to it and hearing about all the foods the caterpillar ate.
GOOD BUY FOR VERY YOUNG OR CHILDREN W/ AUTISM Jun 2, 2008
BOUGHT THIS FOR MY SON AND I LOVE IT- HE LOVES IT. AND IT DURABLE.
Nice book May 29, 2008
It's a book full of fun. But the size might be too small for a little baby.
One of my son's favorite books to read May 25, 2008
I recommend this book to everyone with a young child. My son loves to read it several times a day along with the soft caterpillar stuffed toy. It's great because it teaches children colors, numbers and simply explains the process of how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly.