The Very Hungry Caterpillar 9780399226908: Carle, Eric: Books

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is a children’s book about caterpillar and his diet that teaches counting skills. The book is written for ages 2-4, but has also been adapted for other readers and age groups. The story follows a hungry caterpillar who eats his way to becoming a butterfly after consuming food from each of the following categories: eggs, fruit juice, cherry pie, ice cream cone and more.

As the Very Hungry Caterpillar eats its way through these everyday foods, it progresses through the numbers in sequence until it reaches 9 which is the number of segments on an adult butterfly’s wings.

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Additional information

Publisher ‏ : ‎

World of Eric Carle; 1st edition (March 23, 1994)

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Board book ‏ : ‎

26 pages

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Reading age ‏ : ‎

1 – 3 years, from customers

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Item Weight ‏ : ‎

6.4 ounces

Dimensions ‏ : ‎

7.13 x 0.63 x 5 inches

Best Sellers Rank:

#1 in English as a Second Language Instruction

Customer Reviews:

52,845 ratings

10 reviews for The Very Hungry Caterpillar 9780399226908: Carle, Eric: Books

  1. Susan

    As a retired kindergarten teacher, this book was always available in my classroom library. It taught the stages of growth of a caterpillar. It is very entertaining with its cut out pages of the caterpillar’s travels.Eric Carle’s artwork makes this a perfect book choice for any young child.

  2. Sara

    My HFA son loves this book and has memorized it. It’s so much fun to read it with him

  3. Amazon Customer

    One of my childrens’ favorite books when they were small. I recommend it to all small children. A definite classic.

  4. Storyteller7

    A beautifully illustrated interactive picture book follows the life cycle of a caterpillar. California Young Readers Medal Nominee for Primary (1976), A Reading Rainbow selection.

  5. Sarah Adams

    I like when the caterpillar turn into a butterfly at the end !! I dislike =None !! I read this book since I was a little kid !!

  6. V. Webb

    Has always been a family favorite.

  7. Megan

    My 6 month old loves this book

  8. Sarah

    Bought this book as a gift. They love it

  9. Jan of Athens

    My grand daughter loves this book. Very colorful!

  10. Nanny Gram

    arrived in perfect condition and paid over 50% off retail.

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