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The Very Hungry Caterpillar [Board Book] Board book – 29 Sep 1994
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Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a perennial favourite with children and adults alike. Its imaginative illustration and clever cut-out detail charts the progress of a very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through the week.
This board book edition of what is surely a classic picture book is glossy, sturdy and ideal for curious little hands to get to grips with. (Ages 9 months to 2 years)--Susan Harrison
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Five of Eric Carle’s picture book texts collected together on CD, with music. The stories are:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me
The Very Quiet Cricket
The Mixed Up Chameleon
I See a Song
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There is no better book for under 7's. Buy it NOW, but buy the proper book, as opposed to the board book, or any other "messed-about version!
It's a favourite of hers now and we can read it over and over again with the same delight as the first time.
A must have for a small children.
Helps with numbers, days of the week, colours and even the life cycle of caterpillars.
A fun book, an enjoyable book and even an educational book. A must-have for all toddlers and babies.
And yet, when I teach these to my undergraduates, it is always the Very Hungry Caterpillar that sparks the most discussion. Why, they ask, is an innocent children's book on an undergraduate English course? Why, indeed. The Very Hungry Caterpillar isn't a book, it is a challenge, and that is why I teach it. It is a challenge to our sensibilities, to our false bourgeois liberalism.
Ultimately, this work forces us to ask ourselves where we draw the line. What is too graphic for our paltry sexual sensibilities, and can we keep reading when we reach that point? Described by one critic as 'a celebration of homoerotic excess', The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a wriggling mess of kink, excess and subversion. And it is a masterpiece for it.
Before we delve into the book itself, there is a question you must come to terms with: can the profound and the profane live side by side in human sexuality? Are they, as Carle wants us to believe, actually two sides of the same coin? If these questions challenge you, then I urge you not to buy this book. The Very Hungry Caterpillar pushes us; it pushes usto keep reading past hedonism, past revulsion, until we reach a kind of Sublime in which the pure kinky madness of the caterpillar is integrated into our own consciousness.
To understand the delicious, filthy mess that is The Very Hungry Caterpillar, we first have to understand the protagonist, known only as The Caterpillar.
He is born alone in the world. He inhabits a body he does not understand. He is overwhelmed by the urge to consume.Read more ›
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A much loved book it seems with everyone! It seems to be on most bookshelves!Published 2 days ago by Mrs. V. Jeffery
Very small book, not what I expected, but always a popular story and size isn't everything, or so I am told!Published 7 days ago by Paula Clark
The book is tiny! It's way over priced & the story doesn't even go into detail like the normal one.
The story is over within seconds. Bad listing!! Read more
This a book that my children love and want to have read, and read along with, time and time againPublished 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
I loved this book as a child so I bought it for my son who is actually only 6 months old. Obviously he doesn't care much for reading yet but I still enjoy reading it to him before... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Alice