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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

By Carle, Eric




The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children's book written by Eric Carle, first published by the World Publishing Company in 1969. The winner of many awards, it has sold 30 million copies It is highly popular and has been praised for its use of easy-to-read words which makes it good for teaching young children to read. The book contains 225 words and large, colourful illustrations.


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The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Signed Limited Ed w/ Artwork)

Eric Carle

LIMITED ANNIVERSARY EDITION SIGNED WITH ORIGINAL CATERPILLAR ARTWORK incorporated into the cover. One of only 50 ARTIST'S PROOF copies. Housed in plastic-encased custom box. BRAND NEW, gorgeous gift-quality condition. Expedited and international shipping welcome, but overseas will require considerable additional postage. Signed by author.

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$6,000.00

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

first edition first printing hardcover (The World Publishing Company, 1969); no dust jacket; prior owner title page corner; text has no prior owner marks but some pages have age tone, light soil; binding shaken but no loose pages; glazed illustrated boards worn at corners and spine ends (little fraying); panels have shelf rub (scratches);dust jacket missing SoWll

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$5,138.97

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Carle, Eric

New York and Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1969. First Edition. Very Good. First edition, first printing with number line reading 1-5 on copyright page, and A3450 code on rear. Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Faint soiling to cloth, light wear at corners and spine ends. Previous owner name and inscription to front paste down and front free end paper, with a vintage bookseller tag to paste down. Pages show light reading wear. Carle's third book, in which a caterpillar eats it's way toward metamorphosis.

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$5,000.00

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Carle, Eric

New York and Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition, first printing with number line reading 1-5 on copyright page, and A3450 code on rear. Good, lacking the dust jacket. Cloth shows soiling, owner name in ink and several small stray marks to front cover, surface scratches, fraying to corners and top edge near spine. Vintage bookseller ticket to front free end paper, edge tear to dedication page. Pages thumbed and rubbed. Binding a bit slack, with stitching exposed at several hinges. First edition.

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$3,000.00

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR

Carle, Eric 

New York and Cleveland: The World Publishing Company. Good+/No Jacket. 1969. First Edition First Printing.. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; Oblong Hardcover. Good+. First edition, first printing with number line reading 1-5 on copyright page, and A3450 code on rearboard. Good+ lacking the dust jacket. .

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$2,900.00

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Carle, Eric

New York: Philomel, 1994. One of only 500 Signed Limited Edition 25th Anniversary edition. Oblong quarto, original silver boards. Signed by Eric Carle with an original drawing on the front panel. In fine condition as is the original cardboard box. "Eric Carle was one of the first illustrators intrigued with the idea of introducing natural science concepts to young children. The Very Hungry Caterpillar has remained in print for [over] 25 years, attesting to its popularity" (Silvey, 120). The Very Hungry Caterpillar was originally published in 1969 and has since sold over 30 million copies.

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$2,250.00

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Signed Limited Ed with Carle Art)

Carle, Eric

Philomel, 1994. 1st Ed. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Signed. INCLUDES ORIGINAL CATERPILLAR ARTWORK! One of only 500 Signed and Numbered Limited Edition 25th Anniversary editions - this is #98. Book is flawless - just like new. But the box exhibits some wear and one of the plastic display pieces has a glue line along one edge. An EXTREMELY SCARCE book in gorgeous condition. Expedited shipping is welcome. International shipping will incur an additional fee due to size and weight. Signed by author.

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$2,200.00

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar [1st Edition]

Carle, Eric

New York and Cleveland: World, 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. Acceptable/No Dust Jacket. New York and Cleveland; World Publishing Company, 1969. 1st printing of 1st edition with complete number line down (5 4 3 2 1) and A3450 code on rear board and "Printed in Japan" statement on copyright page - all the points for a True First Edition. From a private collection. No dust jacket. Pictorial boards have rubbing/soil and minor scratching to cover and light wear to corners. Binding has been repaired - first signature remains mildly precarious but overall binding is sound. Text and illustrations are unmarked but have the occasional smudging that one sees in a book that has been handled and read over the years. More pictures available upon request. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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$2,000.00

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Carle, Eric

Cleveland, OH: World Publishing.. An early reprint of this classic children's book that has sold over 30 millions copies worldwide. Oblong quarto. Signed by Eric Carle on the title page. Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. "Eric Carle was one of the first illustrators intrigued with the idea of introducing natural science concepts to young children. The Very Hungry Caterpillar has remained in print for [over] 25 years, attesting to its popularity" (Silvey, 120). The Very Hungry Caterpillar was originally published in 1969 and has since sold over 30 million copies.

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$1,250.00

Very Hungry Caterpillar (Vietnamese and English Edition)

Eric Carle

Mantra Lingua/Tsai Fong, 1992-01-01. Paperback. Used:Good.

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$810.40

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar - First UK Edition 1970

Carle, Eric

Hamish Hamilton, 1970. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Hamish Hamilton in 1970. A near fine book without inscriptions - some light handling marks to the boards, but all in all, a very clean copy indeed and an elusive book.

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$853.50

The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Giant hardcover edition (signed)

Eric Carle

Philomel, 2008-09-18. Hardcover. Good.

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$655.19

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Carle, Eric

Philomel Books, 1983 This is a revised printing. Signed and with a drawing by Eric Carle on the title page. Book and dust jacket in fine condition. We will provide a certificate of authenticity.. Signed by Author(s). 5th or later Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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$600.00

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Carle, Eric

New York: Philomel., 1987. Oblong quarto, original illustrated boards. Signed by Eric Carle on the title page, who has also drawn a caterpillar. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Later Printing. The Very Hungry Caterpillar was originally published in 1969 and has since sold over 30 million copies. "Eric Carle was one of the first illustrators intrigued with the idea of introducing natural science concepts to young children. The Very Hungry Caterpillar has remained in print for [over] 25 years, attesting to its popularity" (Silvey, 120). The Very Hungry Caterpillar was originally published in 1969 and has since sold over 30 million copies.

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$550.00

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Carle, Eric

Collins World, 1970 A very good book club edition inscribed by Carle with a drawing of the caterpillar.. Inscribed by Author(s). Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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$500.00

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Carle, Eric

U.S.A.: Philomel, 1981 Fourth revised printing, inscribed by Eric Carle with a charming drawing of the hungry caterpillar. Fine without jacket, as issued in this printing.. Inscribed by Author(s). 5th or later Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.

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$475.00

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar (SIGNED & DOODLED by Eric Carle)

Carle, Eric

Philomel Books, 1981. Hardcover. Fine/Near-Fine. Signed. SIGNED AND DOODLED BY ERIC CARLE at an event held at his Museum in Massachusetts. Event ticket is included, along with photos I personally took. Brand new, gorgeous gift-quality condition. Expedited and international shipping are welcome. Signed by author.

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$475.00

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR

Carle, Eric

WORLD A NEAR FINE FIRST EDITION later PRINTING IN dj. signed on bookplate. A later, undated printing. White cloth with illustrations front and rear. The DJ is not price-clipped number code A3450.. Siged. FIRST.

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$400.00

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THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR

Carle, Eric

New York: Philomel Books, 1987. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Later printing. One of the most popular children's books ever created, featuring colorful illustrations by the author and cleverly die-cut pages. This copy is signed on the title page by Eric Carle, who has added a little sketch of a caterpillar next to his signature. Oblong quarto. Original glossy pictorial boards. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.

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$350.00

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Carle, Eric

Cleveland, Ohio: Collins World, 1979. Undated early reprint. (Worldcat states 1979) Inscribed / Signed by Carle on front end paper verso. Matte pictorial boards with three tiny scuffs / scrapes on bottom edges, else tight, bright and clean. Lightly rumpled, price-clipped jacket with small abrasion, small tear and soft edge creases.. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

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$350.00

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar (SIGNED)

Carle, Eric

(New York): Philomel (2010) First Edition Thus, 12"x8-1/2" Pictorial boards. [26]pp with brilliantly colored illustrations by Eric Carle. This edition published for Kohls. Includes a printed colorful drawing of the hungry caterpilar and a printed handwritten note from the author explaining how he came to create this modern classic, now over 40 years old. This copy SIGNED by Eric Carle to the dedication page. Fine in dustjacket.

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$300.00

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Carle, Eric

New York: Philomel., 1987. Oblong quarto, original illustrated boards. Signed by Eric Carle on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Later Printing. The Very Hungry Caterpillar was originally published in 1969 and has since sold over 30 million copies. "Eric Carle was one of the first illustrators intrigued with the idea of introducing natural science concepts to young children. The Very Hungry Caterpillar has remained in print for [over] 25 years, attesting to its popularity" (Silvey, 120). The Very Hungry Caterpillar was originally published in 1969 and has since sold over 30 million copies.

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$300.00

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar (SIGNED Collins/World Ed)

Carle, Eric

Collins Publishers, 1979. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Signed. SIGNED BY ERIC CARLE at his museum in Amherst MA! Includes event photos. Early Collins / World edition with $4.95 price intact; no printing number given. Book and jacket are VG or better, no major flaws but light wear. This early edition scarce signed and in this condition. Expedited and international shipping are welcome. Signed by author.

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$295.00

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Very Hungry Caterpillar.

CARLE, Eric.

NY:: Philomel Books,. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2009. Hardcover. 9780399208539 . Illustrated by the author. Sixty-first printing thus (revised). SIGNED by the author on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. .

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$250.00

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Carle, Eric

Philomel. Hardcover. 0399228047 Very Good Condition. Tight and Neat. Five star seller - Buy with confidence! . Very Good.

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$209.99

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Very Hungry Caterpillar

CARLE, Eric

Cleveland:: William Collins + World Publishing Company,. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1970. Hardcover. 0529007762 . Illustrated by the author. An early printing (library binding - NOT ex-library). Near fine in a near fine (a few small spots of light foxing on rear flap) dust jacket. .

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$200.00

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

New York: Philomel Books. Hardcover. Collectible; Fine/Fine. A pristine copy of the 2008 (65th printing) re-issue of this Eric Carle classic. SIGNED BY ERIC CARLE IN BLUE MARKER on the title page. Fine in a bright, price-intact, Fine dustjacket. Oblong quarto, wonderfully illustrated thruout. Signed by Author.

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$200.00

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

Philomel, 1981. Brand new book with signed bookplate by author on free end page.. Signed by Author. Revised Edition. Hard Cover. New/New. Illus. by Color Illustrations.

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$179.95

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar [Cloth Book] The Very Hungry Caterpillar [Cloth]

Eric Carle

Penguin, 2014-6-1. paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Language:Chinese.Publisher: Paperback. Pub Date: 2014-6-1 Penguin This delightfully soft cloth book with bright. colourful pictures featuring Eric Carles best - loved creation is sure to make babies smile. Perfect for making snuggle - time extra special. Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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$152.42

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar: 25th anniv ed (SIGNED by Eric Carle)

Carle, Eric

Philomel, 1994. Hardcover. New/New. Signed. SIGNED IN PERSON BY ERIC CARLE! Brand new 25th anniversary edition in gorgeous, gift-quality condition. (Please note that Eric signed this book on the title page; the caterpillar drawing is part of the book.) Expedited shipping is welcome. Signed by author.

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$150.00

Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

Mantra Lingua/Tsai Fong, 1992-01. Paperback. Good.

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$135.07

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Carle, Eric

New York: Philomel Books Unpaginated. No printing date noted, but the LoC number begins with 79. Signed by Eric Carle on title page. Some minor wear to the top and bottom of the spine, some surface soiling to the cover, previous owner's name on endpaper, pages sound and unmarked.. Signed by Author. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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$130.00

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Carle, Eric

Philomel Books. Hardcover. 0399208534 Remainder mark . Fine.

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$129.16

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar (SIGNED by Eric Carle)

Carle, Eric

Philomel, 1981. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Signed. SIGNED IN PERSON BY ERIC CARLE DIRECTLY ON THE BOOK! Brand new later printing in gorgeous gift quality condition. Expedited and international shipping are welcome. Signed by author.

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$110.00

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Very Hungry Caterpillar

CARLE, Eric

NY:: Philomel Books,. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1981. Hardcover. 0399208534 . Illustrated by the author. Twelfth printing thus. Near fine in a near fine, price clipped dust jacket. .

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$100.00

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$97.00

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR

Carle Eric

Harper Collins India. New.

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$82.59

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR

Carle Eric

Harper Collins India. New.

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$82.59

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Carle, Eric

Scholastic, Inc, 1995-01-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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$82.06

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Carle, Eric

Putnam Pub Group Juv. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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$81.77

The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Bengali Edition)

Eric Carle

Mantra Lingua/Tsai Fong, 1992-01-01. Paperback. Good.

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$77.92

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

Philomel Books, 1981. First printing of this edition with full numberline. Oblong book. Binding is a bit loose mostly in the center. Book a bit cocked. Some bumping to corners and very light soiling. Interior is clean. Signed by author on front endpaper. By Author. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket.

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$75.00

Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

Mantra Lingua/Tsai Fong, 1992-01. Paperback. Good.

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$73.55

The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Storytime Giants)

Carle, Eric

Longman. Used - Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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$71.02

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Carle, Eric

Penguin Group USA, 1983. School And Library. New. Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep. Die-cut pages illustrate what the caterpillar ate on successive [Url removed]beginning reader may watch a hungey caterpillar eat his way to the cocoon stage, when he hibernates for two weeks to emerge as a beautiful butterflySKU: MM-20003342; EAN: 9780399208539

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$67.80

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

Collins Publishers, 1979-01-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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$67.30

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar (with SIGNED bookplate)

Eric Carle

Includes Caterpillar Bookplate SIGNED BY ERIC CARLE!! Brand new gift-quality, later printing. Please note that I have several, so your bookplate may vary slightly from the one shown. Expedited and international shipping are welcome.

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$65.00

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Carle, Eric

Penguin Group USA, 2007. BRDBK/COM. Hardcover. New. Follows the progress of a hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep, only to emerge as a beautiful butterfly. Read by the author.SKU: MM-20195688; EAN: 9780399247453

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$60.60

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Carle, Eric

Chronicle Books Llc, 2014. FLC CRDS. Paperback. New. 22 large cards w/art by Eric Carle. PreschoolSKU: MM-21693090; EAN: 9781452131900

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$59.40

The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Punjabi Edition)

Eric Carle

Mantra Lingua/Tsai Fong, 1992-01-01. Paperback. Good.

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$56.31