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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Author: Eric Carle
Paperback
Language: English
Length: 28 Pages
Publisher: Penguin
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Paperback) Price: Rs.245

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 (Paperback)

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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
Depth 2 inch
Weight 168 g
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Misleading description

It is anything but a board book. A board book is one wherein the printing is done on thick paperboard. It is not so with this book. It is simply a hardcover edition, with die-cut pages. Also, the publisher is claimed by flipkart to be Penguin U.K., whereas the publisher of the book that I received was Puffin.
Otherwise, it is a delightful book ideal for toddlers, colourful, bright pictures, minimal text. Paper quality is also very good.
And as usual, flipkart and its logistics team did a topnotch job of delivering it.
However, flipkart is advised to review the description, summary and specifications of this edition.This is after all a sale by description, and the item delivered should match with its description on the site. Also, it seemed to me that the coordination of flipkart with the retailer was not up to the mark.Because, I had requested for a replacement, and was obliged with another copy of the very same edition.

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16 June 12
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 first published in 1969 and is still a favorite buy among parents.

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28 June 13
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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, 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.

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02 January 13
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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'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.

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16 November 13
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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.

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Its a good book.. But make sure you are not buying the cheap paperback version which a kid will tear to pieces.

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Too Abstract

As a person from a art background, I love this book. My 7month old son doesnt find it interesting at all. Because it's difficul...

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