The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Giant hardcover edition

The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Giant hardcover edition

by Eric Carle

Hardcover(Giant Hardcover Edition)

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Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar is now available in a limited, oversized hardcover edition? packaged in a beautiful, full-color keepsake box. Adhering to the highest production values in the industry, this timeless classic makes a big, bold splash that all ages will love. It's an artistic achievement, perfect for collectors and young readers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399250453
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/18/2008
Edition description: Giant Hardcover Edition
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 12.90(w) x 17.70(h) x 1.40(d)
Lexile: AD460L (what's this?)
Age Range: 2 Years

About the Author

Eric Carle lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. Visit the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts.


Northampton, Massachusetts and the Berkshires

Date of Birth:

June 25, 1929

Place of Birth:

Syracuse, New York


Akademie der bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, 1946-50

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Giant hardcover edition 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
AlyssaSadler on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this picture book, an egg hatches into a little caterpillar. The caterpillar is very hungry and eats more everyday until he gets a stomach ache. The next day he eats through a big green leaf and realizes he is now a fat caterpillar. Then the caterpillar makes a cocoon and becomes a beautiful butterfly. I love this book because I remember my grandparents reading it to me when I was little. Also, it is very colorful and will keep the kids' attention.I will use this book to help teach the kids to count and learn the days of the week. I will also use this book to show the different stages to becoming a butterfly.
JessicaHill on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Very Hungry Caterpiller is an excellent book for emergent readers. In the story a little caterpillar advances through the developmental stages of a buterfly. The caterpillar happens to be extremly hungry throughout is journey and discovers what things are healthy to eat, and what things are not. Children would love The Very Hungry Caterpiller because it is predictable and fun to read.
slblack2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Laying on a little leaf is an egg. When the egg hatches a little caterpillar emerges. The little caterpillar is very hungry so he starts to eat. On the first day he eats an apple. On the second day he eats two pairs. On the third day he eats three plums. On the forth day he eats four strawberries. On the fifth day he eats five oranges. He eats until day ten. And after day ten he is a fat caterpillar not a little caterpillar. The the caterpillar goes to sleep in his cocoon and afer two weeks he came out and was a beautiful butterfly.
bcbias on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book used to be one of my favorites when I was a child. It follows this caterpillar on it's journey through eating. The caterpillar is always hungry. It eats through different things like ice cream, watermelon, lollipops, etc. At the end, the caterpillar changes into a butterfly. This book would be a great book to choral read with the class since the senteces are so small. It also teaches numbers and colors in a fun way.
jckeen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an anchor book for the Picture Book genre. While just about any book by Eric Carle would fit this category, I think this is his best known. The story is of a caterpillar who eats his way through different foods during the week. Children love Carle's bright and colorful illustrations--especially the page with all of the junk food. My personal favorite page is when the caterpillar eats through one green leaf at the end of the week. Somehow, it makes you feel healthier. The board book version has nice holes cut out of the food that children can feel.
kmsmith13 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for students kindergarten to about 2nd grade. It is a great way to introduce metamorphosis to younger students. Also a great book because it also deals with counting foods. Students who have just began counting would love to count with the reader of this book. The teacher can also bring in all of the different types of fruits the caterpillar eats so that students can see the actual fruit.