The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle

2019 marks 50 years since The Very Hungry Caterpillar first munched his way through a variety of delicious food – and our hearts. To celebrate this milestone, Penguin are releasing a limited hardback edition of this beloved classic. It comes complete with stunning golden jacket and bonus content – the story of the making of this classic. And a letter to the reader from Eric Carle himself.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

I was sent a copy of the collector’s edition which has been added to Hannah’s library. I feel very blessed to be able to add to her collection of books. Reading is something I wish all children would enjoy. And it is a habit only their parent’s can instill in them. From the Eric Carle collection to celebrate the 50th anniversary, there is also The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Birthday Party. This ‘card’ has also been added to her bookshelf.

This much-loved classic picture book follows the caterpillar’s week while he eats through a range of foods in preparation for his hibernation and subsequent appearance as a beautiful butterfly. With its die-cut pages and holes to explore, this is a richly satisfying book for children.

My verdict:

No matter which edition of this book you get, it is a wonderful addition to a child’s library. Hannah at 10 months old was a little too young to poke her finger into the hole but I am sure it will bring her much delight as she gets older.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9780241372661
Format Hardback
Published April 2019
Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Random House South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.
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10 thoughts on “The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle

  1. Hi Tandy – I smiled when I read your review as I have just given this book (not the limited edition) to a new born along with a knitted caterpillar based on it! I, like you, think books for children are so important and have memories of our mother reading to us. And to this day I am still a passionate reader which for me is a great release since with my MS other of my hobbies are no longer possible. Still read you blog regularly:)

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