THE HUNGRY CATERPILLAR BOOK
On Tuesday he ate through 2 pears, but he was still hungry. 7. On Wednesday Now, the c a t e r p i l l a r was no longer small. He was a big. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children's picture book designed, illustrated, and written by Eric Carle, first published by the World Publishing Company in The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a classic children's story - the essential first book for babies. In this edition, Eric Carle's artwork has been restored to its.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar. By Eric Carle. In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf. One Sunday morning the warm sun came up and pop! Out of the egg. THE all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in. Eric Carle's colorful story about metamorphosis remains a staple of baby Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar—in which a caterpillar.
Reynolds believes that the narrative about transformation can also be understood as an age-appropriate allegory about growing up.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The connected vocabularies of six-month-olds. Another aspect of The Very Hungry Caterpillar that has added to its perpetual popularity is its vivid, subtly sophisticated art. The sun in The Very Hungry Caterpillar , she points out, even has a smiley face.
In that way, Carle was ahead of his time. In some ways, The Very Hungry Caterpillar is typical of its time. The radicalization of bedtime stories. Nearly 50 million copies have been sold since the classic picture book was first published in , and it has been translated into over 62 languages.
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He was too frail to talk with NPR for this story, but earlier this year, Penguin Random House released a commemorative video of Carle musing on the book's success. He's wearing suspenders and a shirt that matches his lively blue eyes.
You, little insignificant caterpillar, can grow up into a beautiful butterfly and fly into the world with your talent.
Will I ever be able to do that? Yes, you will. 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 eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world and has been translated into more than 25 languages and sold over twelve million copies. Since the Caterpillar was published in , Eric Carle has illustrated more than sixty books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote. Born in Syracuse, New York, in , Eric Carle moved with his parents to Germany when he was six years old; he was educated there, and graduated from the prestigious art school, the Akademie der bildenden Kunste, in Stuttgart.
But his dream was always to return to America, the land of his happiest childhood memories. So, in , with a fine portfolio in hand and forty dollars in his pocket, he arrived in New York. Soon he found a job as a graphic designer in the promotion department of The New York Times.
Later, he was the art director of an advertising agency for many years. One day, respected educator and author, Bill Martin Jr, called to ask Carle to illustrate a story he had written.
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Martin's eye had been caught by a striking picture of a red lobster that Carle had created for an advertisement. It is still a favorite with children everywhere. This was the beginning of Eric Carle's true career. Soon Carle was writing his own stories, too. His first wholly original book was 1,2,3 to the Zoo , followed soon afterward by the celebrated classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
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Eric Carle's art is distinctive and instantly recognizable. His art work is created in collage technique, using hand-painted papers, which he cuts and layers to form bright and cheerful images.
Many of his books have an added dimension - die-cut pages, twinkling lights as in The Very Lonely Firefly , even the lifelike sound of a cricket's song as in The Very Quiet Cricket - giving them a playful quality: Children also enjoy working in collage and many send him pictures they have made themselves, inspired by his illustrations.
He receives hundreds of letters each week from his young admirers. The secret of Eric Carle's books' appeal lies in his intuitive understanding of and respect for children, who sense in him instinctively someone who shares their most cherished thoughts and emotions. The themes of his stories are usually drawn from his extensive knowledge and love of nature - an interest shared by most small children.
Besides being beautiful and entertaining, his books always offer the child the opportunity to learn something about the world around them.
It is his concern for children, for their feelings and their inquisitiveness, for their creativity and their intellectual growth that, in addition to his beautiful artwork, makes the reading of his books such a stimulating and lasting experience.
Carle says: To me home represents, or should represent; warmth, security, toys, holding hands, being held. School is a strange and new place for a child. Will it be a happy place? There are new people, a teacher, classmates - will they be friendly?
I believe the passage from home to school is the second biggest trauma of childhood; the first is, of course, being born.
Indeed, in both cases we leave a place of warmth and protection for one that is unknown. The unknown often brings fear with it. In my books I try to counteract this fear, to replace it with a positive message.
I believe that children are naturally creative and eager to learn. I want to show them that learning is really both fascinating and fun. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? THE all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds!
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How do o read the book? I must be missing something, but what? May 22, Sophia Triad rated it liked it Shelves: For that reason, Martin says she fully expects The Very Hungry Caterpillar to still be a wildly popular baby gift and classroom staple another 50 years from now.