The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

First Edition of Eric Carle’s Classic Work The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

CARLE, Eric.


Item Number: 140979

Cleveland: World Publishing, 1969.

First edition, first printing of Carle’s most recognizable work (with the complete number line 1-5 on the copyright page and A3450 on the rear board). Oblong quarto, original illustrated boards. Fine in a very good dust jacket price-clipped dust jacket.

"Eric Carle was one of the first illustrators intrigued with the idea of introducing natural science concepts to young children. The Very Hungry Caterpillar has remained in print for [over] 25 years, attesting to its popularity" (Silvey, 120). The Very Hungry Caterpillar was originally published in 1969 and has since sold over 30 million copies and was voted the number two children's picture book in a 2012 survey of School Library Journal readers.

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