The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Sweets. Fruits. Peepholes. A magical surprise. A classic interactive treat for little ones. Hey, smallies! Don’t miss this chance to get your paws on Eric Carle’s cutaway classic. We’ve never met a little person who wasn’t hungry for this book. Poke your fingers into the peepholes as you follow a very hungry caterpillar. He gobbles up one red apple, two green pears and three purple plums. But he’s still hungry! He snacks on chocolate cake, ice cream, Swiss cheese, salami, a lollipop, a cherry pie, a sausage and a cupcake. Will his fat little tummy ever be full? A fantastic surprise is in store…

  • Eric Carle’s truly iconic childhood classic
  • Over 41 million copies sold worldwide
  • A charming story full of things to discover
  • Interactive peepholes provide hours of fun

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  • loved it

    This book taught me how caterpillar’s grow. One of my favorite books

    3 April 2018

  • Charming tissue-paper pictures along with a good concept for early learning children.

    20 September 2016

  • loved it

    I liked this book my best part is when the catapillar eats all the food

    4 March 2015

  • loved it

    One of the first books i remember, i love this book, with colourful pop outs this book is great for young readers alike. If you haven’t yet read this, you haven’t lived a real childhood.

    9 March 2014

  • I used to love this book

    8 March 2014

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    Eric Carle

    Eric Carle is the acclaimed author and illustrator of many classic picture books, and is best known for the much-loved The Very Hungry Caterpillar.


    Eric Carle has won many book and design awards in both the US and around the world. His most famous book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar was awarded the American Institute of Graphics Arts Award, the Selection du Grand Prix des Treize in France and a Nakamori Reader’s Prize in Japan. In 2003 Carle was awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his lifetime contribution to children’s literature and illustration.

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