First edition. A Fine copy of the book in a just about Fine dust jacket. Spine ever so slightly rolled, minor age toning to the jacket, otherwise in excellent condition overall. Price-clipped on both corners of the front flap, as all known first edition copies. Signed by the author on the title page. Full numberline on the copyright page, as required. Printed in Japan, since no US printers were capable of doing all the detailed page cuts and formats at the time of publication. A remarkable survival.
"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. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #4392)