Rooster's Off to See the World by Eric Carle

Rooster's Off to See the World

Written by Eric Carle
Illustrated by


Rooster's Off to See the World by Eric Carle

Rooster's Off to See the World is a captivating picture book from Eric Carle, author-illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which teaches young children basic numeracy through a delightful story about an adventurous rooster. One fine morning, a rooster decided he wanted to travel. Along the way, he is joined by two cats, three frogs, four turtles and five fish, all eager to see the world. But they discover travelling is harder work than they thought. With his colourful collages and entertaining story, Eric Carle introduces children to the meaning of numbers, number sets and simple addition and subtraction. Eric Carle is an award-winning and bestselling author-illustrator of books for very young children. His books include the much-loved classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Mixed-Up Chameleon, Today is Monday, Draw Me a Star, The Very Busy Spider and The Bad-Tempered Ladybird. His most famous book The Very Hungry Caterpillar has sold over 33 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over 50 different languages; several enhanced editions of The Very Hungry Caterpillar are available from Puffin.

About the Author

Eric Carle

Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world and has been translated into more than 50 languages and sold over 33 million copies. Since the Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 110 million copies of his books have sold around the world.

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32 pages


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Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

30th May 1996



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