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Eric Carle has written and illustrated dozens of books for young children, the most famous being 1969's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Born in New York but raised in Germany, Carle returned to the United States in 1952 and began working in graphics arts, first for the New York Times and then at a New York advertising agency. The first book he illustrated, written by Bill Martin, Jr., was Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (1967). Carle then wrote and illustrated 1, 2, 3 To The Zoo (1968), and has been publishing children's books ever since. His distinctive collage-illustration has made his books instantly recognizable, and he has won numerous awards throughout his career. Some of Carle's most popular titles are The Mixed-Up Chameleon (1975), The Very Busy Spider (1984), The Very Quiet Cricket (1990) and The Very Lonely Firefly (1995).
One of Sue Perkins' favourite books. This is a much-loved classic but as relevant today as it was when first published over 40 years ago. Its vivid and colourful illustrations and cut back and die-cut pages together with some very simple text provide a wonderful story that is immensely satisfying for parents and child alike. It’s a book that’s more threadbare than most in the nursery in my house. Here are some wonderful resources inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar, whichyou can print off and enjoy: Ideas for a Very Hungry Caterpillar birthday party Make your own Very Hungry Caterpillar collage The Very Hungry Caterpillar Colouring Sheet The Life of a Very Hungry Caterpillar Draw your own Very Hungry Caterpillar lunch
Play hide and seek with The Very Hungry Caterpillar in this fantastic finger trail lift-the-flap book! Who is in the forest where it's bright and sunny? Busy, buzzing bees making tasty honey! A fun first introduction to woodland creatures and their habitats. With its gentle rhyming narrative, chunky flaps and finger trails, this book is perfect for little explorers!
Follow The Very Hungry Caterpillar on an Easter journey through springtime in this book packed with sticker scenes, puzzles, colouring-in and games. Discover bouncing bunnies, hidden Easter eggs, leaping lambs and lots more - all without leaving the pages of this book! Big stickers for little hands make this the perfect first activity book for young explorers everywhere.
Celebrate Christmas with the Very Hungry Caterpillar! In this brand new lift-the-flap story, set on a silent, snowy Christmas Eve, The Very Hungry Caterpillar is hoping for a very special visitor. Lift-the-flap on every page to discover who's at home. Could it be Father Christmas?
Follow The Very Hungry Caterpillar on a journey through nature in this book packed with sticker scenes, puzzles, colouring-in and games. Discover wonderful weather, glorious greenery, colourful creatures and lots more - all without leaving the pages of this book! Big stickers make this the perfect first activity book for little nature explorers everywhere.
For fifty years, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been a part of every family's bookshelf. Now in its golden anniversary year, you can celebrate the caterpillar's birthday with him! In this brand new board book, join the Very Hungry Caterpillar as he gets ready for a very exciting birthday party. Along the way, meet new animal friends and discover a special fold-out surprise at the end! This chunky board book, with its sparkly cover, is the perfect gift for little hands and a fun, interactive way to join in the birthday celebrations for The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
50 Spanish and English flash cards from The World of Eric Carle Fun and engaging way to learn first Spanish and English words: Featuring familiar characters and classic images from the books of bestselling author Eric Carle, this flash card set offers a creative introduction to essential first words in Spanish and English! * Includes 50 double-sided cards - one side features an illustration and the word in English, the other is the same illustration with the word in Spanish * Portable pack of cards is perfect for learning at home, in the classroom, or on the go * An engaging way to learn basic Spanish and English vocabulary through vibrant illustrations of familiar characters Young fans of The World of Eric Carle will love learning vocabulary words with Spanish-English Flash Cards Double-sided flash cards are a fun and engaging way to learn first Spanish and English words * Early bi-lingual language cards for kids ages 3-5 * Great for preschool and kindergarten students * The World of Eric Carle (TM) promotes the joys of playful learning, with The Very Hungry Caterpillar (TM) as its centerpiece. The brand has touched the lives of children around the world for three generations through Carle's timeless stories and vibrant artwork. One of Eric Carle's books is bought every 30 seconds, adding to the 130 million books sold worldwide.
50 math flash cards from The World of Eric Carle Fun and engaging way to learn numbers and counting: Featuring familiar characters and classic images from the books of bestselling author Eric Carle, this flash card set offers a creative introduction to early math concepts, from number recognition to counting, and even simple equations. * Includes 50 double-sided cards * Portable pack of cards is perfect for learning at home, in the classroom, or on the go * An engaging way to learn numbers and counting through vibrant illustrations of familiar characters Young fans of The World of Eric Carle will love learning and practicing math with Numbers and Counting Flash Cards Double-sided flash cards are a fun and engaging way to learn numbers and counting * Early math flash cards for kids ages 3-5 * Great for preschool and kindergarten students * The World of Eric Carle (TM) promotes the joys of playful learning, with The Very Hungry Caterpillar (TM) as its centerpiece. The brand has touched the lives of children around the world for three generations through Carle's timeless stories and vibrant artwork. One of Eric Carle's books is bought every 30 seconds, adding to the 130 million books sold worldwide.
Curl up with your very own Very Hungry Caterpillar snuggle blanket and enjoy Sleep Tight, a gentle bedtime story featuring the Very Hungry Caterpillar himself. In Sleep Tight, Very Hungry Caterpillar, children will wish crickets, owls and ducks goodnight until . . . wait . . . who's that curled up on the very last page? He's snug as a bug. The perfect bedtime treat for fans of the original Very Hungry Caterpillar. The Very Hungry Caterpillar has sold over 44 million copies worldwide in over 60 languages. Tes, the leading Teaching Resources publication, have just listed The Very Hungry Caterpillar as the number one book for 0-5 year olds - The book that launched a thousand topics Lisa Jarmin.
The perfect stocking filler for even the littlest readers! Introducing first concepts, with a Christmas twist, this festive little library features brand new seasonal artwork from Eric Carle. Based on the bestselling The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Little Learning Library, this is a four book slipcase to teach little ones all about Christmas counting, Christmas words, Christmas shapes and Christmas colours. With its study board pages, bright colours, and simple text, this is the ideal gift for little hands this Christmas.
A classic from Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!Early one morning a little spider spins her web on a fence post. One by one, the animals of the nearby farm try to distract her, yet the busy little spider keeps diligently at her work. When she is done, she is able to show everyone that not only is her creation quite beautiful, it is also quite useful!
A classic from Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!One day a tiny cricket is born and meets a big cricket who chirps his welcome. The tiny cricket tries to respond, but there is no sound. The quiet cricket then makes his way into the world, meeting one insect after another, each of whom greets the little cricket with a cheery hello--the hum of a bee, the whirr of a dragonfly, the whisper of a praying mantis. The cricket rubs his wings together each time, but nothing happens, not a sound. Until the day he meets another cricket, a female, and something different happens . . .Complete with a gentle rhythmic text for read-alouds, and a wonder-inducing surprise at the end, The Very Quiet Cricket remains an all-time favorite from one of the true masters of children's read-aloud tales.Praise for The Very Quiet Cricket:"e;Typical of Carle's style, the language is simple, with rhythm, repetition, and alliteration to delight young listeners."e;--School Library Journal"e;As usual, Carle's story is simple and satisfying."e;--Publishers Weekly"e;Carle's signature style ensures that this is a visual standout, and storywise it's appealing, too....The spare text is structured by repetitive phrasing that will lend itself to read-aloud responses."e;--Booklist
THE all-time classic story, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life? One sunny Sunday, the caterpillar was hatched out of a tiny egg. He was very hungry. On Monday, he ate through one apple; on Tuesday, he ate through three plums--and still he was hungry. When full at last, he made a cocoon around himself and went to sleep, to wake up a few weeks later wonderfully transformed into a butterfly!The brilliantly innovative Eric Carle has dramatized the story of one of Nature's commonest yet loveliest marvels, the metamorphosis of the butterfly. This audiobook will delight as well as instruct the very youngest listener.
Learn over 200 words with The Very Hungry Caterpillar and friends! As your little one is learning to speak, introduce them to the colourful, iconic world of Eric Carle. From food and clothes to animals and feelings, this is the perfect way for little ones to learn the words they need to navigate their busy worlds. With the bright and beautiful artwork from Eric Carle and clear font, this book makes learning lots of fun! There is even a spread at the end so little readers can try to remember all the words they have read.
Listen to The Very Hungry Caterpillar walking and munching his way through this delightful sound book. Based on Eric Carle's classic tale of a little caterpillar's transformation into a beautiful butterfly, this engaging interactive story will keep little minds hands busy. Press the sound button to hear a playful, lyrical tune. In a sturdy board book format, so it can be enjoyed over and over again!