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Author: Eric Carle Narrator: Kevin R. Free, Eric Carle Publisher: Listening Library Audio Length: Release Date: January 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780593417515

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Brought to life by narrator Kevin R. Free with sound effects and music, this The Very Hungry Caterpillar audiobook includes a special read-along track of Eric Carle narrating his all-time classic story.    One sunny Sunday, the caterpillar was hatched out of a tiny egg. He was very hungry. On Monday, he ate through one apple; on Tuesday, he ate through three plums--and still he was hungry. When full at last, he made a cocoon around himself and went to sleep, to wake up a few weeks later wonderfully transformed into a butterfly!   Whether you listen to Kevin R. Free or read-along with Eric Carle, these productions are a fantastic way to encounter Carle's famous, very hungry caterpillar.  

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  • “Brilliantly innovative.”

    - New York Times Book Review
  • “The very hungry caterpillar literally eats his way through the pages of the book—and right into your child’s heart.”

    - Mother’s Manual
  • “This audiobook includes two versions of the late Eric Carle’s classic story, both equally delightful in different ways. The first version is brought joyfully to life by narrator Kevin R. Free with vivid sound effects and music. Kids will laugh out loud as the hungry young caterpillar audibly chomps, crunches, and crinkles its way through all kinds of food until it is full. The second version is a special read-along track of Carle narrating slowly and simply in a gruff, friendly voice with a slight German accent. Both productions are a great way to encounter Carle’s famous caterpillar, and listeners will definitely want to view the iconic illustrations as they hear the story. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    - AudioFile


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A #1 Amazon bestseller
  • An AudioFile Best Audiobook of the Year

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About the Author

Eric Carle (1929-2021) was one of America’s leading children’s book illustrators and author of more than seventy books, including the bestselling classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Born in the United States, Eric also spent many of his early years in Germany where he studied typography and graphic art at the Academy of Applied Art in Stuttgart. He was the recipient of many honors, including the American Library Association’s Children’s Literature Legacy Award and the Original Art Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrators. In addition to writing and illustrating books of his own, he also collaborated on several others.The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, which he and his wife Bobbie founded, opened in Amherst, Massachusetts in 2002.

About the Narrator

Kevin R. Free is an audiobook narrator and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and several AudioFile best narrations of the year selections. Known for his work with young-adult novels, he has read titles by Rick Riordan, Walter Dean Myers, and Joe Haldeman. In 2011 he was named a Best Voice in Young Adult and Fantasy from AudioFile magazine for his narration of Myers’ The Cruisers: Checkmate.