The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle Book PDF Online

ABOUT THE BOOK: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle was published on 3rd June 1969, in English language and it was translated into more than 40 languages including Dutch, French, Spanish, German, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Russian and Hebrew.

‘THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR’ was adapted by Television on 11th September 1993. It was released DVD on 24th April 2006 which is recommended by the UK-based illuminated film company and broadcast by the channel 5.


In US Putnam/Philomel is the publisher of the book “THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR” by Eric Carle, whereas Hamish Hamilton was the publisher in the UK.

The awards won by this book are

  • American Institute of graphic arts award in 1970,
  • the Nakamori Reader’s Prize at Japan in 1975.
  • New York Times noticed it as one of the ‘Ten Best Picture Books of the Year’ in 1969,
  • voted as number two for children’s picture book in 2012.

The book explains briefly about the transformation of a caterpillar to butterfly.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle Book Details

Name of the Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Publish Date: 3rd June 1969

Author: Eric Carle

Published by: US Putnam/Philomel


Pages: 26

ISBN: ISBN 0-399-22690-7


Eric Carle was born on 25th June 1929 (age 87), Syracuse, New York, United states. Erich and Johanna Carle were the parents of the Eric Carle. At the age of 6 years old Eric’s mother got homesick so they went to their hometown Stuttgart city in Germany.

There he got educated and he was graduated from the local art school, The State academy of fine arts in Stuttgart. After 30 years Carle got married to his second wife Barbara Morrison, who lived in Northampton, Massachusetts.

They contain 2 children’s son and daughter. He won the Biennial Laura Ingalls Wilder Award in 2003 and Hans Christian Andersen award in 2010. He was a designer, illustrator, and writer of children books. There are some other books by the ‘Eric’ some of them are given here:

  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (1967)
  • The tiny speed (1970)
  • Pancakes, pancakes! (1970)
  • Do you want to be my friend? (1971)
  • I see a song (1973)
  • Papa, please get the moon for me (1986)


The Very Hungry Caterpillar book consists of 26 pages having the ISBN 0-399-22690-7. The story of the book is one late night there is an egg in the green leaf and the next day morning caterpillar comes out of the egg.

It was very hungry so it begins eating an apple for the first day and continued eating but it is not enough of that, it increases the number of items (two, four) in multiples from day by day. One fine day it gets so fatty at the day it forms a cocoon around itself and goes asleep.

After a couple of weeks, a beautiful butterfly came out the cocoon. The author narrates the book with illustrative manner for better reading.

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