The World of Eric Carle: The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Stories

The World of Eric Carle: The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Stories


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Penguin Presents The World of Eric Carle

Eric Carle's classic children's stories, brought to life for hungry minds!

Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a perennial favourite with children and adults alike. Its imaginative story and clever detail charts the progress of a very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through the week. The other stories included in this collection are:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Mister Seahorse
Slowly Slow Said The Sloth
The Very Lonely Firefly
Little Cloud
Today Is Monday
The Very Busy Spider
The Very Quiet Cricket
Rooster's Off To See The world.

© Eric Carle (P)2023 Penguin Audio

About the author

Eric Carle

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.
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