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The Very Hungry Caterpillar's First Summer Board book – May 3 2022

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Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has been translated into 70 languages and sold over 55 million copies. Carle illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 170 million copies of his books have sold around the world. In 2003, Carle received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award (now called the Children’s Literature Legacy Award) for lifetime achievement in children's literature. In 2002, Eric and his wife, Barbara, cofounded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (www.carlemuseum.org) in Amherst, Massachusetts, a 40,000-square-foot space dedicated to the celebration of picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world, underscoring the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of picture books and their art form. Eric Carle passed away in May 2021 at the age of 91. His work remains an important influence on artists and illustrators at work today. www.eric-carle.com

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ World of Eric Carle (May 3 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Board book ‏ : ‎ 16 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0593384741
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0593384749
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 141 g
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Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His 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 62 languages and sold over 41 million copies. Since the Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than 70 books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote.

Carle says: "With many of my books I attempt to bridge the gap between the home and school. To me home represents, or should represent; warmth, security, toys, holding hands, being held. School is a strange and new place for a child. Will it be a happy place? There are new people, a teacher, classmates - will they be friendly? I believe the passage from home to school is the second biggest trauma of childhood; the first is, of course, being born. Indeed, in both cases we leave a place of warmth and protection for one that is unknown. The unknown often brings fear with it. In my books I try to counteract this fear, to replace it with a positive message. I believe that children are naturally creative and eager to learn. I want to show them that learning is really both fascinating and fun."

Eric Carle has two grown-up children, a son and a daughter. He divides his time between the Florida Keys and the hills of North Carolina.

For more information about Eric Carle and his books please visit:

The Official Eric Carle web site: http://www.eric-carle.com

Eric Carle's Blog: http://www.ericcarleblog.blogspot.com

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art: http://www.carlemuseum.org

The World of Eric Carle Amazon UK page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/l/1658013031

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5.0 out of 5 stars Such a classic must have
By Lumpy on September 27, 2019
This is to replace my lost copy.
It is smaller than I expected. I didn't read the size, so my fault. I thought it would be closer to the size of the Brown Bear board book.

I read books to children (daycare) so I should have bought a bigger one.
I'm including a picture of it with several famous books that most people know the size of so you can see the size.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book!
By kaylagust on September 25, 2019
Ordered this book for my baby due in march and i love it !! this is one of my childhood favourites, the quality is super good, didn’t come warped or bent, over all i’m VERY happy with this purchase!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars My kid accidentally broke the first one, so I got hime the 2nd one
By Ray on April 24, 2021
My son loves the caterpillar book, he reads it, I read it for him, he watches the story on youtube. However, the first one wore out around the binding area, so I bought the 2nd book for him, and he is so happy now, reading it :)
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Reviewed in Canada on August 28, 2021
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cute book for my little ones
By Jessella on August 28, 2021
This book is great and I read it to my little ones the night of the day it came. We all enjoyed it, my baby enjoyed the colourful illustrations and my older one enjoyed it in general. I remember the book being bigger when I was younger but it’s alright because it’s still the same cute story inside.
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Daniella
5.0 out of 5 stars a must have book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Livro perfeito pra crianças pequenas.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interativo - ótimo para bebês e crianças pequenas
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