"In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf."
Recommended ages: for 2 - 4 yrs old
Author: Eric Carle
Illustrator: Eric Carle
What is this picture book about?
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a classic children's story - the essential first book for babies.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar has sold over 45 million copies worldwide. Its vivid and colourful collage illustrations and its deceptively simple, hopeful story have helped it become the most read children's book in Britain.
With its die-cut pages and finger-sized holes to explore, this is a richly satisfying book for babies and toddlers. In this sturdy board book format, your little one is safe to play and tumble with their copy.
This new edition also comes with an extra tough cover, so it can stay beautiful for longer.
Eric Carle's iconic illustrations have inspired generations of little readers, and his books are must-haves for every nursery.
Praise for The Very Hungry Caterpillar:
"Every child should have a copy" - The Telegraph
"Every child should experience this wonderful, cumulative story, with its brightly coloured pictures of the tiny but greedy caterpillar that eats his way through one apple, two plums and three pears before turning into a beautiful butterfly. The board version stands up well to the inevitable poking of little fingers through the holes in the pages". - Kirkus UK