The very hungry caterpillar /
by Eric Carle ; Chinese translation by Jessie Lim.
imprint
London : Mantra, 1996.
description
[20] p. : col. ill. ; 19 x 27 cm.
ISBN
1852691263
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imprint
London : Mantra, 1996.
isbn
1852691263
general note
Title also appears on t.p. in Chinese.
Translation of the story first published in 1969.
abstract
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 days.
language note
Dual language item; parallel text in English and Chinese.
catalogue key
4377753
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 2009-03-02:
In honor of the 40th anniversary of Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar comes the first-ever pop-up edition of this book. When the familiar, tiny caterpillar pops out of his egg, a dial lets readers help him chug across Carle's earthy color palette. Next, the caterpillar eats his way through a week's worth of pop-up fruit, as well as a full-page display of sweet and savory treats, (resulting in a stomach-ache), before his eventual transition into a butterfly. The pop-ups, particularly a half-cylinder tree trunk that sprouts from the center of the spread and a large accordionlike cocoon, are well executed and engaging. While the prominent use of white space lends a sparser feel than in the picture book, the shimmering wings of the pop-up butterfly dazzle on the final spread. Ages 3-up. (Mar.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
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