The Very Hungry Caterpillar children book was first published in 1969. Described as "one of the greatest childhood classics of all time.
The winner of many children's literature awards and a major graphic design award, it has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. It has been described as having sold the equivalent of a copy per minute since its publication.
Eric Carle's 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.
This classic tale teaches children about numbers, days of the week, foods, and a butterfly's life stages.
Available now in a sturdy board book edition for babies and toddlers to chomp and chew!
Board book format
About the Author
Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. 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.