The Very Hungry Caterpillar : Eric Carle :The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children's picture book designed, illustrated, and written by Eric Carle , first published by the World Publishing Company in , later published by Penguin Putnam. The winner of many children's literature awards and a major graphic design award,  it has sold almost 50 million copies worldwide. The Very Hungry Caterpillar uses distinctive collage illustrations Carle's third book, and a new style at the time , 'eaten' holes in the pages and simple text with educational themes — counting, the days of the week, foods, and a butterfly's life stages. There have been many related books and other products, including educational tools, created in connection to the book. The caterpillar's diet is fictional rather than scientifically accurate, but the book introduces concepts of Lepidoptera life stages where transformations take place including the ultimate metamorphosis from 'hungry caterpillar' to 'handsome butterfly', and it has been endorsed by the Royal Entomological Society. One Sunday 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.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Big Board Book)
Here is the edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar that parents and teachers have been raving about! Packaged inside a cardboard handle, an irresistible plush caterpillar peeks out from this giant board book edition of Eric Carle's perennial classic. This large package is perfect for both homes and classrooms. With its lovely, humorous illustrations and wonderful narrative about a hungry caterpillar growing up to be a beautiful butterfly, Eric Carle's story touches anyone who still has some growing to do. Along with reassuring repetition--"He was still hungry One sunny Sunday, the caterpillar was hatched out of a tiny egg.