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"In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf." So begins Eric Carle's modern classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. More than 12 million copies of this book have been sold in its original, full-sized edition, and the beloved tale of science and gluttony has been translated into 20 languages. This five-by-four-inch miniature edition is truly tiny, with tiny type, but it is a nice size for small hands to hold and flip through the pictures. Despite its diminished state, the book is complete in every detail, following the ravenous caterpillar's path as he eats his way through one apple (and the pages of the book itself) on Monday, two pears on Tuesday, three plums on Wednesday, and so on, through cherry pie and sausage--until he is really fat and has a stomachache. And no doubt you know what happens next! Kids love butterfly metamorphosis stories, and this popular favorite teaches counting and the days of the week, too. A fun gift package for caterpillar fans. (Baby to preschool) --Karin Snelson
One sunny Sunday, the caterpillar was hatched out of a tiny egg. He was very hungry. On Monday, he ate through one apple; on Tuesday, he ate through three plums--and still he was hungry. Strikingly bold, colorful pictures and a simple text in large, clear type tell the story of a hungry little caterpillar's progress through an amazing variety and quantity of foods. Full at last, he made a cocoon around himself and went to sleep, to wake up a few weeks later wonderfully transformed into a butterfly!
Brilliantly innovative designer and artist Eric Carle has dramatized the story of one of Nature's commonest yet loveliest marvels, the metamorphosis of the butterfly, in a picture book to delight as well as instruct the very youngest reader or listener. Cleverly die-cut pages show what the caterpillar ate on successive days, graphically introducing sets of up to 10 objects and also the names of the days of the week in rotation, as well as telling the central story of the transformation of the caterpillar. The final, double-page picture of the butterfly is a joyous explosion of color, a vibrant affirmation of the wonder and beauty of Nature. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.See all Editorial Reviews
This was my favorite book growing up. My 2 year old daughter loves this book now and loves all of the colors.Published 2 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Eric Carle is amazing!!! I read this book as a child and then to my 5 children!! I can't wait to read it to my grand children one day!!! Read morePublished 1 day ago by Antwinette Scott
My 3yr old absolutely loves this book! It's a must read (twice) before bedtime.Published 1 day ago by M G-Taylor
I was disappointed in the size, but it is still the same wonderful children's classic.Published 1 day ago by Mary Ann, OP
The book is still wonderful. This new addition is smaller and my grandson will not be able to poke his fingers through the
holes. Read more
My one year old daughter and her cousins love this book. I let them put their finger in the little holes where the catapult bites the food, and they love it!Published 5 days ago by Julia
So disappointed! I thought this book
Would be a little bigger and have cardboard pages!