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This is a much-loved classic but as relevant today as it was when first published in 1969! The vivid and colourful illustrations and cut back and die-cut pages, together with some very simple text, provide a wonderful story that is immensely satisfying for parents and children alike. It’s a book that’s more threadbare than most in the nursery in my house.
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In the light of the moon, a little egg lay on a leaf...
2019 marks 50 years since The Very Hungry Caterpillar first munched his way through a variety of delicious food and into our hearts. To celebrate this milestone, we are releasing a limited hardback edition of this beloved interactive classic, complete with stunning golden jacket, and bonus content - the story of the making of this classic, and a letter to the reader from Eric Carle himself. Since its first publication in 1969, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has now sold over 50 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over sixty-two languages.
'Every child should experience this wonderful, cumulative story..' - Kirkus UK
'Every child should have a copy' - Daily Telegraph
|Publication date:||4th April 2019|
|Publisher:||Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers|
|Genres:||Bedtime Reading, Animals|
|Collections:||First Concepts - Numbers, Letters, Colours, Shapes...,|
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. Click here to read a full biography.More About Eric Carle