New York and Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, . First Edition. First printing with the correct numberline (printed in Japan). Lacking the scarce dust jacket. Previous owner's gift inscription on the title page and some faint crayon scribbles there, no other pages "improved." A Very Good copy overall, minor wear and soiling to the covers, but a presentable copy.
"A hungry caterpillar eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself, goes to sleep, and wakes up a butterfly. One of the best-selling children's books of all time, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been delighting young readers for over thirty years" (Scholastic). This children's classic, which has been translated into over 50 languages, combines vivid artwork with early learning; in addition to teaching children about the caterpillar's transformation and life cycle, it introduces basic numbers and new vocabulary to young readers. A cornerstone of any children's literature collection. Very Good (Item #2450)