This much-loved classic picture book follows the caterpillar's week while he eats through a range of foods in preparation for his hibernation and subsequent appearance as a beautiful butterfly. With its die-cut pages and holes to explore, this is a richly satisfying book for children. The cuddly caterpillar toy can be pushed through the giant holes as children follow this simple, hopeful story.
Eric Carle is the internationally acclaimed authorillustrator of books for very young children. He has worked as a graphic artist for the New York Times and various advertising agencies. He now works freelance and is concerned with the transition of the child from the home to the school environment. Eric lives in Massachusetts, USA. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art opened in Massachusetts in 2002.