The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle  (Author)

Paperback:           28 pages

Age Range:           2 – 5 years

Publisher:              Puffin

“In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf.”


This beautiful paperback format is perfect for storytime.


One morning, a caterpillar hatches from an egg. He is known as the Very Hungry Caterpillar, who loves eating, and so he begins to look for some food. He eats through increasing quantities of fruit on the following five days. First it’s one apple on Monday, then two pears on Tuesday, then three plums on Wednesday, then four strawberries on Thursday, and finally, five oranges on Friday. On Saturday, he eats an enormous amount of food. He eats through one piece of chocolate cake, one ice cream cone, one pickle, one slice of Swiss cheese, one slice of salami, one lollipop, one piece of cherry pie, one sausage, one cupcake, and one slice of watermelon. Then that night, he gets sick with a stomach ache from over overeating (from all of those 6 days; Monday through Saturday). But the next morning, it becomes Sunday again. The caterpillar becomes much better after he eats one green leaf. Finally, he’s not hungry anymore (and not little anymore). He was a big fat caterpillar. The caterpillar spins a cocoon around himself. There, inside he sleeps in it for two weeks. Later, the caterpillar emerges as a handsome butterfly with large, gorgeous, multi-coloured wings.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle’s world-famous simple, hopeful story has become the most read children’s book in Britain.


Its vivid and colourful collage illustrations are iconic, and it is a must have picture book for children.


The bright and bold paperback makes it the ideal bedtime book for toddlers, with its die-cut pages and finger-sized holes, children can play and read along.


“Every child should have a copy” – The Telegraph




Eric Carle’s iconic illustrations have inspired generations of little readers, and his books are must-haves for every nursery. Don’t miss out on the other Very Hungry Caterpillar and Eric Carle books:


Sleep Tight, Very Hungry Caterpillar;


Where Is The Very Hungry Caterpillar;


The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Touch and Feel Playbook;


The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Little Learning Library;


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Big Board Book;


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book and Toy;


The Very Busy Spider;


The Bad-Tempered Ladybird


From Head to Toe


The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has sold 30 million copies, bringing his total to roughly 88 million.


Eric Carle was born June 25, 1929 making his age 89