The Very Hungry Caterpillar Giant Board Book and Plush package

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Here is the edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar that parents and teachers have been raving about! Packaged inside a cardboard handle, an irresistible plush caterpillar peeks out from this giant board book edition of Eric Carle's perennial classic. This large package is perfect for both homes and classrooms.

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Overview

Here is the edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar that parents and teachers have been raving about! Packaged inside a cardboard handle, an irresistible plush caterpillar peeks out from this giant board book edition of Eric Carle's perennial classic. This large package is perfect for both homes and classrooms.

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Eric Carle's much-loved classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, is bigger and better in this extra-large special edition. Perfect for classrooms or family read-alouds, this awesome version features a cardboard carrying case and one adorable caterpillar plush. Kids can follow the snuggly star as he eats his way to a bellyache. Young readers will love joining in the fun, as they move the curvy caterpillar through the pages depicting his many meals, from pears and plums to Swiss cheese and sausage. And don't worry about wear and tear -- sturdy cardboard and quality plush is sure to endure many a chubby finger. After the well-fed insect relaxes in his cocoon, kids are treated to a wondrous sight as he emerges as a glorious butterfly. The colorful details are even more striking in this large edition, offering readers a closer look at the winged beauty.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399237720
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Edition description: oversixed board book & p
  • Pages: 13
  • Sales rank: 98,640
  • Age range: 1 - 2 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.20 (w) x 15.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Carle
Eric Carle (www.eric-carle.com) lives in Tavernier, Florida.

Biography

Ever since he began innovating the look and function of children's stories in the late 1960s, Eric Carle has remained an author whose stories reliably hit the bestseller lists and remain on kids' bookshelves through generations.

He began as a designer of promotions and ads, and one illustration of a red lobster helped jump-start his career. The lobster caught the eye of author Bill Martin, Jr.; Martin asked Carle to illustrate the now-classic 1967 title Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and a career was born.

Born in Syracuse, New York but brought by his immigrant parents back to Germany when he was six, Carle was educated in Stuttgart and designed posters for the United States Information Center there after graduating from art school. He finally returned to the country he missed so much as a child in 1952.

He eventually began procuring work on children's titles, and found himself becoming increasingly involved in them. "I felt something of my own past stirring in me," he wrote in a 2000 essay. "An unresolved part of my own education needed reworking, and I began to make books -- books for myself, books for the child in me, books I had yearned for. I became my own teacher -- but this time an understanding one."

He began his career with the 1968 title 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo; but his next title, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, is what still endears him to young readers today. Employing his bright, collage style and lending an immediacy to the tale by manifesting the caterpillar's hunger in actual holes in the pages, Carle began what would be a long career of creative approaches to simple stories. From the chirp emerging from The Very Quiet Cricket to the delightful fold-out pages in Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me, Carle's books provide surprises that make his stories come alive in ways that many titles for preschoolers do not.

Carle's style, with its diaphanous, busy and bold artwork, is perfect for engaging new readers. His stories are also popular with parents and educators for their introductions to the natural world and its cycles. It's a particular pleasure to follow Carle into different corners of the world and see what can be learned from the creatures who live in them.

Good To Know

Regularly asked where he gets his ideas, Carle is quoted on his publisher's web site as responding: "Of course, the question of where ideas come from is the most difficult of all. Some people like to say they get ideas when they're in the shower. That's always a very entertaining answer, but I think it's much deeper than that. It goes back to your upbringing, your education, and so forth." He does say, however, that the idea for The Very Hungry Caterpillar came when he whimsically began punching holes in some paper, which suggested to him a bookworm at work. His editor later suggested he change the bookworm to a caterpillar, and the rest is history.

Carle was unhappy to be in Germany when his immigrant parents brought him back there as a child. He hated his new school and wanted to go back to America. He said: "When it became apparent that we would not return, I decided that I would become a bridge builder. I would build a bridge from Germany to America and take my beloved German grandmother by the hand across the wide ocean."

Before he became a freelance illustrator and began working on children's books, Carle worked as a graphic designer for the New York Times and as art director of an ad agency.

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    1. Hometown:
      Northampton, Massachusetts and the Berkshires
    1. Date of Birth:
      June 25, 1929
    2. Place of Birth:
      Syracuse, New York
    1. Education:
      Akademie der bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, 1946-50
    2. Website:

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Giant Board Book and Plush Package with Plush


By Eric Carle

Philomel Books

Copyright ©2001 Eric Carle
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0399237720

Chapter One

In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf.

One Sunday morning the warm sun came up and-pop!-out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar.

He started to look for some food.

On Monday he ate through one apple. But he was still hungry.

He started to look for some food.

On Tuesday he ate through two pears, but he was still hungry.

He started to look for some food.

On Wednesday he ate through three plums, but he was still hungry.

He started to look for some food.

On Thursday he ate through four strawberries, but he was still hungry.

On Friday he ate through five oranges, but he was still hungry.

On Saturday he ate through one piece of chocolate cake, one ice-cream cone, one pickle, one slice of Swiss cheese, one slice of salami, one lollipop, one piece of cherry pie, one sausage, one cupcake, and one slice of watermelon.

That night he had a stomachache!

The next day was Sunday again. The caterpillar ate through one nice green leaf, and after that he felt much better.

Now he wasn't hungry any more-and he wasn't a little caterpillar any more. He was a big, fat caterpillar.

He built a small house, called a cocoon, around himself. He stayed inside for more than two weeks.Then he nibbled a hole in the cocoon, pushed his way out and ...

he was a beautiful butterfly!



Continues...


Excerpted from The Very Hungry Caterpillar Giant Board Book and Plush Package with Plush by Eric Carle Copyright ©2001 by Eric Carle. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    Perfect book for toddlers

    My granddaughters love this book and they always pull it out first for me too read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2010

    What a Fun Activity

    This is a fun gift for active children who love to read and play at the same time. I'd purchase it again for any child that likes to be busy all the time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2007

    Outstanding Book!

    My son loves this book. He pulls this book out for me to read almost daily. He loves to flip the pages and hold on to the caterpillar while I am reading it to you. When we get to the end of the book he gets so excited when he sees the picture of the butterfly. I would recommend this book to anyone. This is definatly a new classic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2002

    a wonderful memory

    I got this book when I was about five, buying it only for the pretty colors on the cover. When my mother started reading me the book it was suspense at every word. If you want your young children to be interested in a story this is a pretty good one. The pictures are very simple but done in a very extrodinary manor. If your little one likes a colorful book then this is definetely something that will be entertaining.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2001

    Get This!

    This is an awesome book for children. I loved this book when I was 5 and still love it 10 years later! This is a great book and now with the edition of a larger book, and a plush caterpillar kids will enjoy this book as much as I did.

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