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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
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39 of 47 people found the following review helpful
on February 16, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I bought this as an extra book for my son since this is one of his favorite stories. I had no idea the book would be smaller than a dollar bill. It is a great story, but you need to buy a bigger book than this one.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on October 1, 2014
Format: Board book
I wanted the original, hard cover, large-sized book, and thought I was being oh-so-careful in ordering the 32 page book, instead of the shorter board book version. Imagine my surprise with a tiny 4" x 5" version was delivered. While my 2 yr old grandson may like this tiny book, it lacks the wonder of the larger format hardcover. It's too much hassle to return this one, but I am going to my local Barnes and Noble bookstore to find the large book that I wanted all along.
An Amazon customer shouldn't have to read all the fine print or look through dozens of listings to find the right version, and then fail anyway. The listing needs to state in large letters, clearly at the beginning of the description if it is the miniature version or the original large-sized edition! GRRRRR
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20 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on May 23, 2009
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I bought this book as I remember it from my childhood and it was one of my favorite stories. I wanted to have a copy around the house for the children in my family. I had no idea that this book would be a miniaturized cheesy reproduction. It's essentially worthless. Children will not be able to get the full effect from this garbage undersized version. Got to love corporate greed. Shame on AMAZON, the author, and the publisher for peddling this subpar version. DO NOT BUY THIS COPY. It's smaller than a dollar bill. It is a great story, but you need to buy a bigger book than this one. Good luck figuring out what the regular sized/traditional book would be.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on August 14, 2011
Format: Board bookVerified Purchase
I thought I was ordering a "hardcover" book of the Very Hungry Caterpillar along with a caterpillar toy. What arrived was a little BOARD book (Yes it is hard but different to me than hardcover book.) and a tiny hungry caterpillar. Knowing what the traditional, original hardcover book size is (11 1/2 x 8 inches), I thought that is what I was ordering. Pictures don't tell you the true size unless you have something next to it that you know the true size of that object. Therefore, I thought the caterpillar would be bigger. I hesitate to rate this item low because it is fine for what it is but not fine for what I thought I was ordering. For the amount I paid ($20.65) you would think it was the bigger book not the tiny (7x5) board book that I received. The video that was included in the product description shows Eric Carle with the size of book in his hands that I thought I was ordering. I should have been more careful because in the description it does say "sturdy board book edition" but in the title it says "hardcover." I also should have read the reviews because they all said what arrived were smaller than expected.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on May 24, 2013
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
I love this book. It's a great children's story and I encourage every parent to get it for your child BUT anyone who's bought books for kids on Amazon knows how tricky it is to always ensure you're getting hardcover vs board book editions, etc. This is the hardcover. I've seen it a billion times at Barnes and Noble so I know a full sized hardcover exists. Clicked and bought it. Like others have mentioned, what arrives is a book about as big as the palm of my hand. Same book, same pages and all, just micro sized. Sure enough, read through the item description and it makes a quick mention this is a mini version...so Amazon doesn't sell the real book??!!
I love buying book for my son but after enough shifty experiences with how Amazon categorizes and labels their books, I'll suck it up and just go to the silly bookstore.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 21, 2015
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
I thought it was a joke when thi came. I had to go back and read the description of the product and they were right. It actually fits in the palm of your hand. I ordered this for my 18mos son who needs a hardcover book since he likes to tear things apart. Love the book and story but hate this particular size.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 13, 2014
Format: Board bookVerified Purchase
I ordered "board book" version. I receive what looks like a 6" wide mini book for a baby to hold. not a full size version. do not recommend this. not only is it not a 'regular' sized book, it is a 'mini' book - and nowhere on description online does it say this is a mini-book.
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on February 12, 2015
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
I purchased this book for my niece. I am in the process of building her an awesome first library. I thought I should purchase this classic children's book.When I received this I was so disappointed in the size! The best part of the book is to be able to poke your fingers through the wholes provided…no kid can do that with this miniature version.

I should have read the full dimensions.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 11, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I was very disappointed when I received these books for an upcoming event. I knew they were going to be small, but I didn't think I would need tweezers to turn the pages! Wish I would have read the reviews before hand, like another reviewer wrote "It's smaller then a dollar bill!" =(
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on September 18, 2014
Format: Board bookVerified Purchase
I didn't intend to purchase the miniature edition but that is what I got! Make sure you are careful not to purchase this pocket size book. It is so small the font is so tiny to read you literally need a magnifying glass to not hurt your eyes! Why is this book even sold in this size!? Waste of money.
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