The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Signed by Eric Carle with a drawing of a Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

CARLE, Eric.

Item Number: 131969

New York: Philomel., 1987.

Later printing of Carle’s classic book, which has sold over 30 million copies. Oblong quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated throughout. Signed by Eric Carle on the title page, who has also drawn a caterpillar. Fine in a fine 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.

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