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    ITEM#: 3028082

    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 inyour life?

    Carle's classic tale of a voracious caterpillar who eats his way through the days of the week and then changes into a eautiful butterfly has been reissued in a sumptuous twenty-fifth anniversary edition with a shiny, silver-coated cover and wonderfully thick, durably pages.
    The Horn Book

    "The very hungry caterpillar literally eats his way through the pages of the bookand right into your child's heart..."
    Mother's Manual

    "Gorgeously illustrated, brilliantly innovative..."
    The New York Times Book Review

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    ISBN 9780399208539
    Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Insects, Spiders, etc.
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 32
    Publisher Date 1983-04-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Philomel Books
    Copyright Year 1981
    Height 8.75 in
    Wdth 12.25 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 1.05 lb
    Language English
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Carle, Eric
    Dimensions 17.7 x 13 x 1.4 inches
    Country of Origin United States

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    • Large book!

      I had such a hard time Finding this book that wasn't a tiny board book! So glad I was able to find a. Nice large edition for my future nephew!

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    • Great product! Cheapest around!!!

      Trying to find this product in the bigger version was very difficult. Many are not the big version. Other sites the book being the original small version are about the same price sometimes! Got the shipment quick and packaged nice and sturdy! Thank you Overstock!

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    • Great book

      A special book for special children. These books are great for the kids. They love them. Well written and illustrated books.

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    • Favorite Book

      I got this book for my triplets second birthday party. The book is the theme. I liked that it was bigger than the one we already had. It does not have the thick pages so little ones could use and abuse it. Love this book though (clearly I planned their entire birthday around it).

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    • Very Hungry Catipillar

      Wonderful book - My daughter is 28 and still values this keepsake Thank you - Donna

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    • Thanks, Mr. Eric Carle!

      ....for giving children around the world such a wonderful book.

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    Questions & Answers

    • Why did you choose this product?

      • Because it is the few sized hardcover

      • I love the story and want my grandchildren to enjoy it too!

      • Large edition hard to find.

      • was a favorite when I taught kindergarten

      • for my childrens birthday pary so their guest can write a sweet message

      • To use as a guest book for a baby shower. I wanted the original hardcover not the board book.

      • For my first grandbaby

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