Cart (0)
Digital Cart (0)
Home  >  Books  >  Fiction & Non-Fiction  >  Children  >  Picture book  >  The Very Hungry Caterpillar (English) (Paperback)
Buy The Very Hungry Caterpillar (English): Book
Web Reader
Now you can read Flipkart eBooks on various web browsers
Android
Install Flipkart eBooks App on your Android(2.2 or higher) devices from Google Play Store
iOS
Install Flipkart eBooks App on your iOS devices from App Store
Windows Phone 8
Install Flipkart eBooks App on your Windows Phone 8 devices from Store

The Very Hungry Caterpillar (English)

Author: Eric Carle
Paperback
Language: English
Length: 28 Pages
Publisher: Penguin
Rs. 299 42% Off
Rs. 173
Inclusive of taxes
(Free home delivery)
Seller: WS Retail
85% positive feedback [?]
(3,190,569 ratings)
Buy any book and get Free Delivery. View Details This offer is valid for Seller: 'WS Retail' till the offer ends.
Paperback (2002) Delivered in 2-3 days. Rs. 173
Hardcover (1994) Delivered in 2-3 days. Rs. 250
Hardcover (2011) Delivered in 3-4 days. Rs. 339
School and Library (1981) Delivered in 3-4 days. Rs. 1385
Paperback (1987) Delivered in 26-27 days. Rs. 633
Paperback (2005) Delivered in 26-27 days. Rs. 941
Hardcover (2003) Delivered in 26-27 days. Rs. 2618
Also available as:
Delivered in 2-3 days.
Delivery Charges as Applicable.
COMBO OFFER: Exciting combos available View combos
In Stock.
Standard delivery in 2-3 business days. [?]
Faster Delivery may be available
[?]
Get it by Tomorrow
19 hrs 08 mins left
90 per item
Get it by Today
11 hrs 38 mins left
140 per item
Enter Pincode and Check Availability in your city
Choose these delivery options in checkout
More about Faster Delivery Options
Check your delivery options:
Pincode: Change
Shipping to: Change
Other Editions view all (6)
Delivered in 2-3 days.
Rs. 250/-
Delivered in 3-4 days.
Rs. 339/-
Delivered in 3-4 days.
Rs. 1385/-
More sellers selling this product on flipkart.com [?]
In Stock.
Standard delivery in 8 to 9 business days.
Seller: uRead
78% positive feedback [?]
(2,078 ratings)
30 Day Replacement Guarantee [?]
In Stock.
Standard delivery in 7 to 8 business days.
Seller: Booknow
75% positive feedback [?]
(547 ratings)
30 Day Replacement Guarantee [?]

The Very Hungry Caterpillar (English) (Paperback) Price: Rs.173

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children’s classic that tells the story of a caterpillar as it grows into a beautiful butterfly. It also provides interactive fun to children by teaching them about the days of the week, counting, good nutrition and a lot more through its die-cut pages and attractive pictures.

Summary Of The Book

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a picture book that features a caterpillar who eats a variety of foods before emerging as a beautiful butterfly. It is the story of a baby caterpillar that has a never-ending appetite for food since his birth. He begins by eating a piece of fruit on the first day and gradually goes up to five pieces a day. He then decides to try out newer foods like Swiss cheese, salami, cherry pie, chocolate cake and so on. Not surprisingly, he soon nauseates himself by overeating. He spins a cocoon around him after recovering and finally emerges out of it as a beautiful butterfly with bright, large and gorgeous multi-coloured wings after two weeks.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar uses the author’s signature style of collage illustrations, pages that have “eaten” holes and simple text that introduces the reader to a butterfly’s life stages and also the concepts of counting, the days of the week and different kinds of food.
This book has been translated into more than 55 languages including French, Chinese, Russian and Swedish, and has sold over 30 million copies the world over. It has won a number of awards such as the Selection du Grand Prix des Treize, American Institute of Graphic Arts Award, and the Nakamori Reader's Prize. In the year 1969, The New York Times listed it as the Ten Best Picture Books of the Year. It was adapted for television by the Illuminated Film Company, UK and Disney, U.S.A. Its film rights sold for £1 million.

About Eric Carle

Eric Carle is an American writer, designer and illustrator of children’s books.

A few of his famous books are Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Eric Carle’s Treasury of Classic Stories for Children, The Grouchy Ladybug and 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo.

Carle's stories draw inspiration from nature and his books are not only entertaining but also teach the readers something about the world. While writing, he makes an effort to stimulate a child's intellectual growth.

Eric Carle was born in Syracuse, New York on June 25, 1929. He spent a part of his childhood in Stuttgart, Germany where he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts. He also attended the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. In 1952, he moved back to New York and worked for The New York Times as a graphic designer. He also served the U.S. Army for a while and worked for an advertising agency as its art director. Carle won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Award for his work in children’s literature. He has a son and daughter and currently divides his time between the Hills of North Carolina and Florida Keys.

Specifications of The Very Hungry Caterpillar (English) (Paperback)

Contributors
Authored By Eric Carle
Book Details
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Year 2002 November
ISBN-13 9780140569322
ISBN-10 0140569324
Language English
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 28 Pages
Series & Set Details
Series Name The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Additional Features
Age Group 2 - 5 Years
Dimensions
Width 11.65 inch
Height 128.0 inch
Depth 2 inch
Weight 168 g
Please note: All products sold on Flipkart are brand new and 100% genuine

Book Reviews of The Very Hungry Caterpillar (English)

TOP REVIEWS View All Top Reviews (49)

'Top Reviews' lists the most relevant product reviews only. Show ALL instead?
★★★★★
★★★★★
16 Jun 2012
Just amazing!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is an amazing book for toddlers. It comes as board books as well as paperback; but i guess the book-tearing/mishandling fades away by 2.5 (or maybe it depends on how early the kid has been around with books). In that case, a paperback is just good.
It introduces kids to the metamorphic life-cycle of a butterfly, weekdays, fruits and other eateries. The eateries that the caterpillar eats are alien to the Indian context; and that is the only thing that is not fine with the content. The size of the book is very large when compared to the other kids' books.
It was...
()

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is an amazing book for toddlers. It comes as board books as well as paperback; but i guess the book-tearing/mishandling fades away by 2.5 (or maybe it depends on how early the kid has been around with books). In that case, a paperback is just good.
It introduces kids to the metamorphic life-cycle of a butterfly, weekdays, fruits and other eateries. The eateries that the caterpillar eats are alien to the Indian context; and that is the only thing that is not fine with the content. The size of the book is very large when compared to the other kids' books.
It was...
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is an amazing book for toddlers. It comes as board books as well as paperback; but i guess the book-tearing/mishandling fades away by 2.5 (or maybe it depends on how early the kid has been around with books). In that case, a paperback is just good.
It introduces kids to the metamorphic life-cycle of a butterfly, weekdays, fruits and other eateries. The eateries that the caterpillar eats are alien to the Indian context; and that is the only thing that is not fine with the content. The size of the book is very large when compared to the other kids' books.
It was first published in 1969 and is still a favorite buy among parents.

3 of 3 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
07 May 2014
The 'certified buyer' badge indicates that this user has purchased this product on flipkart.com.
certified buyer
A Must Buy!

My son is now 3.2yrs & I have been reading him books for a while now. Recently I thought about building my book collection for him and found this book among top good reads for tiny tots. After reading such wonderful reviews about this book I decided to buy this here and I am now thinking, why didn't I own this much earlier for it is such an incredible book! One's collection is absolutely incomplete without this book!
Wonderful story of a hungry caterpillar with lovely colorful illustration that captivates not just children but us adults too! A must must buy for all the young book lover...
()

My son is now 3.2yrs & I have been reading him books for a while now. Recently I thought about building my book collection for him and found this book among top good reads for tiny tots. After reading such wonderful reviews about this book I decided to buy this here and I am now thinking, why didn't I own this much earlier for it is such an incredible book! One's collection is absolutely incomplete without this book!
Wonderful story of a hungry caterpillar with lovely colorful illustration that captivates not just children but us adults too! A must must buy for all the young book lover...
My son is now 3.2yrs & I have been reading him books for a while now. Recently I thought about building my book collection for him and found this book among top good reads for tiny tots. After reading such wonderful reviews about this book I decided to buy this here and I am now thinking, why didn't I own this much earlier for it is such an incredible book! One's collection is absolutely incomplete without this book!
Wonderful story of a hungry caterpillar with lovely colorful illustration that captivates not just children but us adults too! A must must buy for all the young book lovers!
As always flipkart's the best place to do that for it's unbeatable excellence in delivery & services! I've always had a great experience buying on Flipkart and will look no further! Thanks a ton Flipkart, U are the best! :-)

0 of 0 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
28 Jun 2013
The 'certified buyer' badge indicates that this user has purchased this product on flipkart.com.
certified buyer
Amazing!! Made my boy really hungry!!!!

On first instance, I wondered on the price I paid for this book (Rs. 100 even after 60 % discount), and the content it had. In short, I regretted the decision of purchasing this book.

But when I gave it in hands of my little boy, who is just a little more than 1 year, he was so amazed with the colours, glossy pages, holes in the book, that he did not allow any of us to disurb him for more than 2 hours. He did not allow any of us to touch his new book, and kept playing with it.

So 5 star to the book.

1 star deducted for Flipkart Delivery condition of book. Because this is very thin book,...
()

On first instance, I wondered on the price I paid for this book (Rs. 100 even after 60 % discount), and the content it had. In short, I regretted the decision of purchasing this book.

But when I gave it in hands of my little boy, who is just a little more than 1 year, he was so amazed with the colours, glossy pages, holes in the book, that he did not allow any of us to disurb him for more than 2 hours. He did not allow any of us to touch his new book, and kept playing with it.

So 5 star to the book.

1 star deducted for Flipkart Delivery condition of book. Because this is very thin book,...
On first instance, I wondered on the price I paid for this book (Rs. 100 even after 60 % discount), and the content it had. In short, I regretted the decision of purchasing this book.

But when I gave it in hands of my little boy, who is just a little more than 1 year, he was so amazed with the colours, glossy pages, holes in the book, that he did not allow any of us to disurb him for more than 2 hours. He did not allow any of us to touch his new book, and kept playing with it.

So 5 star to the book.

1 star deducted for Flipkart Delivery condition of book. Because this is very thin book, a little larger in size, flipkart could not manage to wrapp it properly, and hence the product got distorted along with flods as well as scratches on it. I wish they could have handled it with care.

0 of 0 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
02 Jan 2013
The 'certified buyer' badge indicates that this user has purchased this product on flipkart.com.
certified buyer
Great book for a toddler

I bought this book for a 20 month old and I have to say that it really caught his attention. At this stage, its a good book for teaching nos., fruits, foods, colors. You can progress to the weekdays later. The story is simple but there is a lot of potential to weave in your details in the story. The bright colors stand out and the holes in the fruits (the book has finger sized holes) where the caterpillar has eaten through adds an interesting element to the book. The sentences are short so the child is interested in what you are reading out.

The cons would probably be that it could be a li...
()

I bought this book for a 20 month old and I have to say that it really caught his attention. At this stage, its a good book for teaching nos., fruits, foods, colors. You can progress to the weekdays later. The story is simple but there is a lot of potential to weave in your details in the story. The bright colors stand out and the holes in the fruits (the book has finger sized holes) where the caterpillar has eaten through adds an interesting element to the book. The sentences are short so the child is interested in what you are reading out.

The cons would probably be that it could be a li...
I bought this book for a 20 month old and I have to say that it really caught his attention. At this stage, its a good book for teaching nos., fruits, foods, colors. You can progress to the weekdays later. The story is simple but there is a lot of potential to weave in your details in the story. The bright colors stand out and the holes in the fruits (the book has finger sized holes) where the caterpillar has eaten through adds an interesting element to the book. The sentences are short so the child is interested in what you are reading out.

The cons would probably be that it could be a li'l better priced. It is too short a story.

All in all, recommended for toddlers. It is a nice book to have in his/her collection.

0 of 0 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
16 Nov 2013
The 'certified buyer' badge indicates that this user has purchased this product on flipkart.com.
certified buyer
Appropriate for babies and toddler

The eye catching bright illustrations of the caterpillar and all that it eats to finally transform into a butterfly is appropriate for babies. My four month old, given her limited attention span, was enamored by the vivid colors and the short story helps in making the entire exercise of reading to her pleasurable for me as well. The tactile nature of the book with the little holes in each object that the caterpillar gobbles through to get a stomach ache also helps get the attention of the little one. Overall, a good first book for a baby.

1 of 1 users found this review helpful.

Recent Top Reviews

View all
★★★★★
★★★★★
08 Jul 2014
The 'certified buyer' badge indicates that this user has purchased this product on flipkart.com.
certified buyer
The very hungry caterpillar- excellent book

It is a beautiful book with gorgeous illustrations.. Wonderful for children and will highly recommend it.. I personally love reading it to my son and it was delivered in good condition. (View complete review)

★★★★★
★★★★★
10 Jun 2014
The 'certified buyer' badge indicates that this user has purchased this product on flipkart.com.
certified buyer
price high

Good book. A story of a caterpiller . Concepts of numbers and days in a week r presented through caterpillar life. Illustrations r very good. But book is priced high . Not worth the price (View complete review)

★★★★★
★★★★★
09 Jun 2014
The 'certified buyer' badge indicates that this user has purchased this product on flipkart.com.
certified buyer
The very Hungry Caterpillar

My son 20 months old liked it very much. He keeps telling what does this hungry caterpillar do every day and it is very informative for the kids (View complete review)

★★★★★
★★★★★
30 May 2014
The 'certified buyer' badge indicates that this user has purchased this product on flipkart.com.
certified buyer
A Must Have!

This is a great book!

Don't forget to buy the Hard Board version. It's a great book to teach your kids-kinds of Fruits, Numbers, Days of the week, the life cycle of a Butterfly and a lot more.

My boys love this book and enjoy every bit of it.

Tip for reading: Make sure you read the book with a...
(View complete review)

    Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar (English) by
    ISBN Number: 0140569324, 9780140569322, 978-0140569322

PAYMENT METHOD

POWERED BY
Loading ...