This picture book is in a mini-board book format, complete with cutouts and collage illustrations.
Eric Carle's classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, in board book format. A much-loved classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has won over millions of readers with its vivid and colourful collage illustrations and its deceptively simply, hopeful story. With its die-cut pages and finger-sized holes to explore, this is a richly satisfying book for children. Eric Carle is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of books for very young children. Eric lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Barbara. The Carles opened The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Massachusetts in 2002. Don't miss all the other Very Hungry Caterpillar and Eric Carle books: The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Eric Carle's Very Special Baby Book; Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do You Hear?; The Very busy Spider; The Very Quiet Cricket; The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse; 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo; Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What do you See?; The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pop-Up Book; The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Buggy Book; Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; The Bad-Tempered Ladbybird; The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Little Learning Library; The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Touch and Feel Playbook; My Very First Book of Words; The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book and Toy; Little Cloud; Today is Monday; My Very First Book of Shapes; The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Sound Book; The Very Hungry Caterpillar; From Head to Toe; The Very Hungry Caterpillar Big Board Book; Draw Me a Star; Mister Seahorse; Do You want to be My Friend?; The Tiny Seed; and The Mixed-up.
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)
Eric Carle is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of books for very young children. He was born in New York, but spent his early life in Germany. He returned to the States in his early twenties and worked as a graphic designer for the New York Times. He went on to be the art director of an advertising agency before he began writing and illustrating children's books. Eric lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Barbara. The Carles opened The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Massachusetts in 2002.
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All time favourite!Was this review helpful?
Reviewed by Unknown on 11 February 2013
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This all-time favourite book is one which will entertain your children over and over again.
Surprise Ending Completes Magical JourneyWas this review helpful?
Reviewed by J Reinhardt from Cape Town on 05 September 2005
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The author manages to pack a surprising amount of characterisation and depth into what at first glance appears to be a rather claustrophobic construct - the journey of one character. Further difficulty is added by the fact that the single character has no dialogue. Then again, dialogue would have been more surprising than its absence, given that the story's protagonist starts out with a mouth comprised almost entirely of soft parts and finishes up with a mouth entirely absent of soft parts.
The surprise inclusion of an element of morality, in a caution on the dangers of excessive consumption will doubtless go a long way towards pointing out to impressionable minds the dangers of a life of getting and spending. And yet, throughout, there is an air of optimism and a sense that, given the right circumstances we can all overcome the limitations of our birth.
My son (22 months) found that he could really get his teeth into the story, and has in fact bitten a sizeable chunk out of the first page.
If the planned movie conveys half of the wonder that the book manages, the golden age may yet return to Hollywood. At the time of writing there is a rumour that Colin Farrel (who was so effective in 'Phone Booth', another single hander) will take the title role.