The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Eric Carle (Author)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: Rise and Shine
THE all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life? Carle's classic tale of a voracious caterpillar who eats his way through the days of the week and then changes into a eautiful butterfly has been reissued in a sumptuous twenty-fifth anniversary edition with a shiny, silver-coated cover and wonderfully thick, durably pages. --The Horn Book "The very hungry caterpillar literally eats his way through the pages of the book--and right into your child's heart..." --Mother's Manual "Gorgeously illustrated, brilliantly innovative..." --The New York Times Book Review Watch a Video

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Eric Carle

Eric Carle (1929-2021) was one of America's leading children's book illustrators and authors. Author of more than seventy books, his picture book career started when Bill Martin Jr invited him to create the illustrations for Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? That book that went on to sell millions of copies worldwide and Eric soon began writing and illustrating his own books, eventually creating the bestselling classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Born in the United States, Eric also spent many of his early years in Germany where he studied typography and graphic art at the Academy of Applied Art in Stuttgart.

Carle was the recipient of many honors including the American Library Association's Children's Literature Legacy Award and the Original Art Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrators. In addition to writing and illustrating books of his own, he also collaborated on several others, including Bill Martin Jr's Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?, Isaac Bashevis Singer's Why Noah Chose the Dove, and the Eric Carle and Friends' What's Your Favorite picture book series. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, which Carle and his wife Bobbie founded, opened in Amherst, Massachusetts in 2002.

Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9780399208539
Lexile Measure
460L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Philomel Books
Publication date
October 19, 1981
Series
Rise and Shine
BISAC categories
JUV007000 - Juvenile Fiction | Classics
JUV009000 - Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | General
JUV002300 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Butterflies, Moths & Caterpillars
Library of Congress categories
Toy and movable books
Butterflies
Caterpillars
E.B. White Read Aloud Award
Winner 2011 - 2011

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