The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle, creator, author, illustrator



Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of the biggest selling children’s books of all time. This limited, large-scale hardcover edition has been packaged in a beautiful, full-color collectors’ boxed set. With high-gloss, heavyweight stock and die-cuts throughout, this version is an unforgettable version of the timeless classic, a work of art in itself.

"In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf." So begins Eric Carle's modern classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. More than 12 million copies of this book have been sold in its original, full-sized edition, and the beloved tale of science and gluttony has been translated into 20 languages. [The story follows] the ravenous caterpillar's path as he eats his way through one apple (and the pages of the book itself) on Monday, two pears on Tuesday, three plums on Wednesday, and so on, through cherry pie and sausage--until he is really fat and has a stomachache. And no doubt you know what happens next! Kids love butterfly metamorphosis stories, and this popular favorite teaches counting and the days of the week, too. --Karin Snelson 


Hardcover, 18.8 x 13.5 x 1.8 inches

32 pages