The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children's picture book designed, illustrated and written by Eric Carle, first published by the World Publishing Company in 1969, later published by Penguin Putnam. The book follows a caterpillar as it eats its way through a wide variety of foodstuffs before...
, which has been translated into over 50 languages. Since The Very Hungry Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than 70 books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 103 million copies of his books have sold around the whole world.
Born in Syracuse, New York
Syracuse, New York
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, in 1929 to German immigrants Johanna and Erich Carle, Eric moved back to Germany
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with his parents in the mid 1930s when he was six years old; his mother, homesick for Germany, took the family back to Stuttgart.