Very Hungry Caterpillar


Author: Eric Carle


Illustrator: Eric Carle

CARLE, Eric. The Very Hungry Caterpillar. NY: World Publishing Company [1969]. Oblong 4to, [24]pp. Color pictorial boards. Color pictorial endpapers; color illustrations on every page. Boards minutely soiled, a few very small scratches to front cover, contemporary gift inscription in blank area of title page, else a clean, bright copy. With a bookplate signed by the author/artist, Eric Carle, laid in.

First edition. Carle's classic tale of a voracious caterpillar who eats his way through the days of the week and then transforms into a beautiful butterfly. Carle’s use of hand-painted torn-tissue paper and die-cut pages created an indelible impression upon both the youngest children and their equally enraptured parents.