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The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Christmas Eve

by Eric Carle

Board book Publication Date: 15/10/2019

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar and friends stay awake for a special visitor in this beautiful new lift-the-flap story - perfect for Christmas!

In this brand new lift-the-flap story, set on a silent, snowy Christmas Eve, The Very Hungry Caterpillar is hoping for a very special visitor.

Lift-the-flap on every page to discover who's at home. Could it be Father Christmas?

ISBN:
9780241350249
9780241350249
Category:
Picture books: character books
Format:
Board book
Publication Date:
15-10-2019
Publisher:
Penguin Random House Children's UK
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
12
Dimensions (mm):
216x217x12mm
Weight:
0.4kg
Eric Carle

Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world and has been translated into more than 25 languages and sold over twelve million copies. Since the Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than sixty books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote.

Eric Carle's art is distinctive and instantly recognizable. His art work is created in collage technique, using hand-painted papers, which he cuts and layers to form bright and cheerful images. Many of his books have an added dimension - die-cut pages, twinkling lights as in The Very Lonely Firefly, even the lifelike sound of a cricket's song as in The Very Quiet Cricket - giving them a playful quality: a toy that can be read, a book that can be touched.

Children also enjoy working in collage and many send him pictures they have made themselves, inspired by his illustrations. He receives hundreds of letters each week from his young admirers. The secret of Eric Carle's books' appeal lies in his intuitive understanding of and respect for children, who sense in him instinctively someone who shares their most cherished thoughts and emotions. Eric Carle has two grown-up children, a son and a daughter. With his wife Barbara, he lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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