The Very Hungry Caterpillar Award-winning by Eric Carle (author) (UK edition)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Suitable for 1 - 2 years

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This timeless classic, loved by millions of children worldwide, brims with educational features. As children watch the little caterpillar munch through tasty foods, they practise counting, explore colours and objects, and name the days of the week. This paperback edition is full of peepholes for little fingers to explore. It comes complete with Eric Carle’s glowing collage illustrations – and ends with a magnificent surprise!

Product Details

Catalogue number

4 in Global Primary May 2024







Date published

November 28th, 2002

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 2.9; Lower years; 0.5 points

Other details

  • 28 pages



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Eric Carle

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  1. saba
    on 19 September 2011


    this book made the children in my class very happy i love the pictures becausr they are great for children in reception!!!

    5 out of 5
  2. Natasha, Scholastic Staff
    on 21 April 2011

    Timeless Classic

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a timeless classic that never fails to inspire first time readers. The story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar will live on for generations to come!

  3. teresa leung
    on 15 June 2009

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    It's fun and interesting with beautiful illustration.

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  1. smilingdave17
    on 3 April 2018

    This book taught me how caterpillar’s grow. One of my favorite books

    5 out of 5
  2. Sushi123
    on 20 September 2016

    Charming tissue-paper pictures along with a good concept for early learning children.

  3. lilyruby
    on 4 March 2015

    I liked this book my best part is when the catapillar eats all the food

    5 out of 5
  4. Potterfan7
    on 9 March 2014

    One of the first books i remember, i love this book, with colourful pop outs this book is great for young readers alike. If you haven’t yet read this, you haven’t lived a real childhood.

    5 out of 5
  5. Roodieroo
    on 8 March 2014

    I used to love this book

  6. harper01
    on 7 March 2014

    Ive always loved this book and this was my mums favourite when she was small. Its easy to read and understand and I like all the food he eats

    5 out of 5
  7. Prisoner01
    on 4 March 2014

    This was one of my favourites when I was little, as it is a really fun book to read to people!

  8. josh40
    on 29 June 2013

    I didn’t like this book because it only had 2 pages

    1 out of 5
  9. MissShadow1
    on 12 June 2013

    I loved this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Even though i’m not a little girl this book, to me, was amazing and funny.

    5 out of 5
  10. dekan7
    on 28 May 2013

    its my fav childhood book so far

    5 out of 5
  11. cheem021
    on 26 April 2013

    it’s funny

  12. iggypop000
    on 24 March 2013

    its caterpila tastic read it now if you hanent read it your missing out

  13. CookieM
    on 8 March 2013

    One on the first books i owned and i still love it

    5 out of 5
  14. stupendousteen
    on 6 March 2013

    amazing book with great illustrations

    5 out of 5
  15. lmdrld
    on 4 March 2013

    This is about a caterpillar who likes to munch different food.

  16. TheMileLongBookshelfBlog
    on 4 March 2013

    This was a very firm favourite of mine when I was about three years old. It’s such a sweet story.

  17. TINK
    on 20 August 2012

    It was a intresting boock. He was so greed at fist i falt he was going to explod but he didnot.

    I loved itso mush i was lathing athter i read the boock.

    4 out of 5
  18. lolliepopgirl6
    on 24 June 2012

    good for children

    3 out of 5
  19. Princessforever58
    on 7 March 2012

    My fave book of all time! I loved how the caterpillar turned into a butterfly!It was amazing. It’s a must read for every kid.

  20. Partyfairy123
    on 4 March 2012

    I like it when he eats all the food and when he turns into a butterfly!

  21. Narutorendan45
    on 1 March 2012

    I read this book when I was younger. In fact, I read it a lot of times because it was such a good book! All of the foods that the Author has thought of and put into the book are really creative! I remember it always used to make me hungry and the way that the book was set out was great! Would definitely recommend this, mainly to a younger audience though :)

    5 out of 5
  22. angelslater
    on 1 March 2012

    this book is great how the pages all look life they have been eaten.

    4 out of 5
  23. krittle90
    on 16 February 2012

    This is by far one of my favourite picture books of all time. My preschool children love this book.

    5 out of 5
  24. bookworm75
    on 24 July 2011

    a fun book for younger kids aged 2-7

    5 out of 5
  25. Fifi44
    on 2 June 2010

    I think the caterpillar is very greedy and funny.

    5 out of 5
  26. beefy2008
    on 22 December 2009

    Everyone loves this classic book it amuses and entertains kids and adults of any age. the flaps make it more fun and reading less boring for kids! READ THIS! 5/5

    5 out of 5
  27. angelgirl2121
    on 3 October 2009

    I loved this book when I was 5-6 and i still do! Its so fun when there’s the flaps and all that! i love book with flaps and textures 100% i will never get tired of this book

    5 out of 5
  28. shopperkate
    on 23 September 2009

    This book is great because it has flaps and holes which the children can interact with. Great stocking filler!

  29. carrietriplet2
    on 14 October 2008

    i loved this book it was good when i was little and it still is!!!!!!!! it’s very ineresting and very colourful.

    5 out of 5
  30. rosielee
    on 30 September 2008

    I really love this book because the caterpillar was so hungry he ate lots of different foods that it made him a big fat caterpillar.But that was ok because he turned into a beautiful butterfly!

    5 out of 5
  31. 009
    on 13 September 2008

    when I was just about 6 this was brilliant

    5 out of 5