The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children’s picture book designed, illustrated and written by Eric Carle, first published in 1969. It features a caterpillar who eats its way through a wide variety of foodstuffs before pupating and emerging as a butterfly.
It has been described as “one of the greatest childhood classics of all time.“
The Very Hungry Caterpillar uses distinctive collage illustrations, ‘eaten’ holes in the pages and simple text with educational themes – counting, the days of the week, foods, and a butterfly’s life stages.
Since its first release, the Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of the first books generations of parents read to their children.
The AWARD WINNING franchise beloved by 3 generations with more than 38 Million books sold worldwide!
• US: 72%
• UK 81%
• Germany 78%
• Japan 77%
Celebrating 45 years and still growing!
In Germany, 17 versions of the book „The Very Hungry Carterpillar“ are available. In the last three years 500.000 Copies have been sold. In the same period an additional 130.000 Eric Carle books were sold in Germany.
Infant boys and girls 6 months to 4 years
Parents and grandparents.
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