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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats Dinner: A Shapes Book

Eric Carle

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79% of readers

recommend this book

Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar for one of his favorite meals of the day: dinner!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is very hungry . . . for dinner! With die-cut pages, a simple narrative, and beautiful artwork from Eric Carle, this interactive board book is the perfect way to introduce the concept of shapes. From triangular pizza slices to round veggie burgers to squiggly ramen, there's something everyone will enjoy. This book will become a staple in the kitchen for even the littlest food critic in training!

Book Details

  • Publisher: World of Eric Carle
  • Publish Date: Jun 14th, 2022
  • Pages: 24
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 7.90in - 7.90in - 0.70in - 0.83lb
  • EAN: 9780593384121
  • Recommended age: 00-03
  • Categories: Concepts - Size & ShapeCooking & FoodAnimals - Butterflies, Moths & Caterpillars

About the Author

Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has been translated into 70 languages and sold over 55 million copies. Carle illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 170 million copies of his books have sold around the world. In 2003, Carle received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award (now called the Children's Literature Legacy Award) for lifetime achievement in children's literature. In 2002, Eric and his wife, Barbara, cofounded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art ( in Amherst, Massachusetts, a 40,000-square-foot space dedicated to the celebration of picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world, underscoring the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of picture books and their art form. Eric Carle passed away in May 2021 at the age of 91. His work remains an important influence on artists and illustrators at work today.