The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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A classic children's picture book by Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a story that almost everyone has read. The book was originally published in 1969 and uses collage-style illustrations and simple, child-friendly language.

A great way to introduce the concept of days of the week, The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows one little bug as he prepares to become a butterfly. It can also be used to teach counting, and for learning about a butterfly's life stages.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar has sold over 50 million copies worldwide and begins with a single apple on Monday. By the end of the week, the caterpillar has grown and works his way through cake, ice cream, cheese, a pie, a lollipop and other treats and goodies. Children will love the different-sized pages, with small holes where the caterpillar has nibbled his way through the food. This is a great book to read at bedtime, with a happy ending in the form of a bright and colourful butterfly.

  • An Eric Carle classic, selling more than 50 million copies worldwide.

  • Features lovely illustrations on different sized pages, with holes in.

  • Teaches important skills including counting, food recognition and days of the week.

  • Simple language and an easy story, perfect for bedtime reading.

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Recommended age:

3 years+



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