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The Very Hungry Caterpillar's ABC

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  627 ratings  ·  92 reviews
A bright and beautiful alphabet book featuring Eric Carle's wonderful creatures.

Explore the amazing animal alphabet with The Very Hungry Caterpillar in this delightful board book. Featuring Eric Carle's bright, distinctive artwork, each letter introduces beloved animals, big and small.
Board Book, 30 pages
Published May 10th 2016 by Grosset & Dunlap (first published 1999)
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James Westerfield
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alphabet
- This book did not receive any awards.

- Pre-K-Kindergarten

-Eric Carle's ABC is a children's book that teaches them about the alphabet, and also use the representation of animals which shows the first letter of their name. The font in this book is much larger as this book is made for younger children, which will make learning the alphabet more clear and easy for them to understand.

-This book is very clever and enjoyable for read, and I believe this is a great read for children who are starting t
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Hope McCabe
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alphabet
1. Awards: None
2. Preschool-Kindergarten
3. Eric Carle’s ABC is a simple book about the alphabet. Animals are shown on each page in accordance with the letter they start with. The font size is large and is easy for children to read.
4. This book is both simple and enjoyable. The children gain an understanding through bright, unique pictures. The book would be especially excellent for a child with a keen interest in animals.
5. In the classroom, the children could have fun with activities having t
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Amy Sherwood
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alphabet
Awards: None
Grade Levels: Pre-K/K
Original Summary: An ABC book with large pages and flip pages that alternate to help keep young readers interest.
Original Review: An ABC book by Eric Carle so it contains bright, colorful pictures to capture young readers attention. Each page has a letter of the alphabet and an animal (that starts with the letter of the alphabet) on the same page to help with the word association. Young readers make connections between words they use, or between things they see
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Nicole
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alphabet-books
Appropriate grade levels: PreK-K
Summary-An alphabetical book of Eric Carle's creatures. Each page has a letter and an animal that beings with that letter. The animal is illustrated and the word is written out. The book goes from A to Z and includes animals big and small.
Review- This book is beautifully illustrated like all of Eric Carle books. The use of vibrant colors on a white background make the letters and pictures pop off the page. This book is great for younger kids because the pictures
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Jordan Stewart
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alphabet-books
This book would be great for Pre-schoolers and early kindergarten.
There are no awards for this book.

This book has nice simple pictures. Each page represents a letter and an Animal to go with the Letter.
There are page that can be lifted up.

This book is great for younger children. Because the Illustrations are simple it helps younger kids with reading the book. The simple pictures also are great for children to focus on the point.

I would use this in the classroom as a great read aloud story fo
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Natalie Guido
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alphabet-books
Awards the book has received: This book has not received any rewards
Appropriate grade level(s): Preschool and Kindergarten
Original summary: This book features flip out pages that have the letters of the alphabet. Each page has a letter of the alphabet and an animal whose name begins with the corresponding letter of that page.
Original review: The thicker pages of this book make it easier for younger children with less developed fine motor skills to turn the pages. The flip out pages help to eng
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Alexis Lattin
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alphabet
1. No awards
2. 2-5 years old (PreK-K)
3. An unfolding alphabet book including an animal for each letter. It is a simple book to learn the ABC’s.
4. I liked that the book is interactive with the unfolding of pages. This book makes the alphabet relatable by relating it to animals that the children will know and like. It’s very simple and for young learners.
5. This book can be used for young learners to learn the ABC’s in relating them to animals and teaching letter-recognition. The students could c
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Briana Bencivenga
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alphabet
1. Awards: n/a
2. Appropriate grade level(s): Preschool-Kindergarten
3. Original Summary: Eric Carle’s ABC is an alphabet flip book. On each page there is a letter and a picture of an animal thats first letter corresponds with the letter on the page.
4. Original Review: This book is simple, engaging, and efficient. I enjoy that the large printed letter is a capital letter, but in the space where the name of the animal is written, the letter is lowercase.
5. Uses in the classroom: Within the classro
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Danielle Ferro
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alphabet-books
No awards given
PreK- Kindergarten
This book is about learning your ABC’s. Each letter correlates to a specific animal.
I enjoyed this book, it was bright and colorful. It also taught a wide variety of animals that kids probably wouldn’t see in their everyday life.
I would use this in my classroom to teach the ABC’s and animals. It would be good for a rhyming activity and even alliteration.
Jillian Ciferri
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alphabet
ABC (Eric)
1). Awards the book has received: none
2). Appropriate grade levels: preschool-2nd grade
3). Original 3-line summary: ABC by Eric Carle is about the alphabet. Each page contains a letter and an animal that starts with that letter. Various pictures include, an ant, a camel, a bear, and a duck.
4). Original 3-line review: This book is a great tool for teaching young children the alphabet. The illustrations are simple and very detailed. The animals are very enjoyable to look at.
5). 2-3 p
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Carlie Morrison

Awards: None
Summary: Introducing the alphabet by using beautifully illustrated images of animals in the signature Eric Carle style!
Review: As always Eric Carle does not disappoint! Beautiful to look at and engaging this would provided great support in teaching students the ABC's!
Age: Pre-K to Kindergarten
Uses in class: Teaching Alphabet/ Discussions/ Leisure
Kimberly
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-books
I give this book a 4 star rating.

This book list each letter of the alphabet and one word that goes with it. This is the perfect book to introduce letters and words to students.

Ways to use this in a classroom
1) Alphabet lesson
2) Focusing on 3-4 letter words
3) Reading simple words out loud.
PipercubD
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
We loved this book especially because it has some similarity in artwork as “Brown bear brown bear, what do you see.” (Ex. Dog, from, horse, tiger like purple cat). PRD especially likes the illustration of the owl in this book, and it is not too often that an owl is illustrated with its wings out. The Narwhal, Unicorn, and Xolo make the book fun for any age bracket.
Kelly
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A flip-up ABC book by Eric Carle...of course it's wonderful.
Amanda
Sep 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Just a simple ABC book.
Rachel Wood
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alphabet
This is a great book to help children learn the alphabet. Eric Carle is a great author and this book is just one of many that he has written.
Alisha
Jul 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A cute little read for my son's reading time.
Sian
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully illustrated and interesting to toddlers.
Kristina Alduino
literacy
phonological awareness
phonemic awareness
Yvonne Roberts
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: toddlers
Great book to feel tocuch an learn aobut shapes for toddlers
Breon Randon
Is exactly what you would expect. Bright colors & pretty illustrations- albeit a bit avian top- heavy
Janeen Kime
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fun book to introduce young ones to the alphabet. Great pictures!
Kellie O.
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: board-book
Lovely, as expected.
Tam
Sep 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: tch_lrn-544
Like the original book by Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, this book is geared for the young readers as they associate the letter of the alphabet with animals that begin with the same letter. As a lover of his work, this book brings joy to my heart.
Sydney Rachlin
1. This book has not won any awards.

2. Appropriate grade levels: Pre-K and Kindergarten

3. This is an alphabet book by the famous Eric Carle. The letters are shown in both capital and lower case form; the font size is large. Each page is simple with the capital letter enlarged and a word that starts with said letter. There is only one illustration per page.

4. This is a great first book experience for any child. The pages are simple and illustrations are clear and detailed. I recommend using this
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Daniella Delgado
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alphabet
1. N/A
2. Pre-K -K
3. This book is an abc book about animals. The pictures were bright and were very well illustrated. The pages were fun to flip and the book was enjoyable.
4. I liked this book a lot because it was very eye-catching. The animals were exotic and drawn vividly. I would recommend this book for any child who loves animals.
5. Abc's, patterns, animals.
Annabel Rodriguez
(6 yo)

"It's about ABCs. It has animals that start with the letter. My favorite part is "A for Ants' because my name starts with 'A.'"
Lisa Dominick
Dec 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s abc by Eric Carle is a board concept book intended for children age 1 to 3 years old. The book introduces the alphabet from a to z using various animals potentially known and unknown to both the adult reader and children listening to the reader. I gave the book a 5-star rating because of the simple language to describe and depict each letter, colorful illustrations and the display of familiar and unfamiliar animals. The book did not use many words. It mainly showed ...more
Gabriella Pugliese
Oct 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alphabet
1. This book has not received any awards.

2. Recommended for grades preschool and kindergarten.

3. This ABC book written by Eric Carle is a great tool for teaching young children their ABC's. Each page goes through each individual letter followed by an illustration of something that begins with that letter, allowing children reading to make a connection between the letter and the beginning sound of that word. The letters are big and colorful, making them easy to see.

4. Learning the ABC's should
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Barbara
The ABC book by Eric Carle is a great book for young children. The book is a classic alphabet book that goes through the alphabet, easy enough with just the letter and illustration on each page. This book is a great teaching tool for children to help them understand the alphabet by corresponding pictures. I would recommend this book for younger children like kindergarden or younger. Beginning to teach children how to read and helping them understand the the shapes of the letters and helping them ...more
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Eric Carle (born June 25, 1929) is a children's book author and illustrator, most famous for his book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which has been translated into over 30 languages. Since The Very Hungry Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 71 million copies of his books have sold around ...more