Signed first printing of this classic children's picture book, in the original dust jacket.
Book near fine in very good plus jacket.
THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR
"For a long time, I did not understand why it was so popular [...] I think it's a message of hope. It says: I too can grow up." – Eric Carle
Carle mixes the wonder of the natural world with the fun of discovery as children read about the journey of a caterpillar into a butterfly. Simple lines like "but he was still hungry" are unforgettably etched in the minds of countless American parents and their children, connecting generations in a story of metamorphosis. A bright, whimsical, and subtly sophisticated book, scarce signed in the first edition.
Read more: Grolier Club, One Hundred Books Famous in Children's Literature; Interview with Carle at the GUARDIAN, 23 May 2016.
New York: The World Publishing Company, . 8.25'' x 11.25'' Original glossy paper pictorial boards. Original pictorial dust jacket, with both corners of front flap clipped (as always). Multi-color illustrated endpapers. Illustrated in color throughout.  pages, including four shortened pages of fruits. Three 1-2 inch closed tears at folds of jacket with attendant tape repairs on verso, only minimal soiling.
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