Are you between 5 and 25? If so, enter the Wicked Young Writer Awards NOW - click here for details...

make the most of Lovereading join us on facebook tudor queens series
Search our site
Last Letter from Istanbul by Lucy Foley Read the opening extract of the brand new Lucy Foley book before its publication on 19/03/2018

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Author Favourites   The Evergreens   eBook Favourites   
Download an extract Share this book

Lovereading view...

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


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. A tiny but greedy caterpillar almost literally eats his way through 'one apple, two pears etc' on his way to becoming a butterfly.
~

Synopsis

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

This is the classic edition of the bestselling story written for the very young. A newly hatched caterpillar eats his way through all kinds of food.

Reviews

Every child should experience this wonderful, cumulative story, with its brightly coloured pictures of the tiny but greedy caterpillar that eats his way through one apple, two plums and three pears before turning into a beautiful butterfly. The board version stands up well to the inevitable poking of little fingers through the holes in the pages. (2-4 yrs) (Kirkus UK).

About the Author

Eric Carle

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).

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

28th November 2002

Author

Eric Carle

More books by Eric Carle
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.eric-carle.com/

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...

Publisher

Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
28 pages

Categories

Author Favourites
The Evergreens
eBook Favourites

Picture books
Animal stories (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9780140569322

I love the 'like for like' author recommendations, it's like an old friend whispering in your ear.

Emma Caddick

With literary excellence, humour and drama, Lovereading's got value and is a real stress-calmer!

Siobhan McDowell

They are bright, breezy and eager to offer a great book, then genuinely listen/respect the review one writes.

Maggie Crane

Lovereading is like booking a holiday, you don't know what it will be like and it is a whole new experience.

Sue Burton

It's a lively, independent website with reviews, recommendations and more - with a huge range of books available to buy in all formats.

Alison Layland

The books for review are always great reads, brilliantly written, and introduces me to a huge variety of, established and new, authors.

Lesley Hart

If you love reading, then you'll love Lovereading! Full of tips & info for every discerning reader.

Lynne Rapson

Lovereading has all the new books and also suggestions for 'similar' authors whilst waiting for your favourites new books.

Carol Peace

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools