The Very Hungry Caterpillar
(Philomel, Sept. 15, 1994)
Silver metallic book-cover features tipped-in original multi-colored crayon drawing of caterpillar holding a flag that reads "25". Drawing is signed "Eric Carle 1994" in blue ink. Entire book is packaged in heavy plexiglass display case. Plexiglass case is itself inside of fancy cardboard presentation box. Front of cardboard box reads: "The Very Hungry Caterpillar. 25th Anniversary. Limited Edition. 1969-1994. Philomel Books - New York There were 500 of these books produced in 1994, and additionally, 50 artist's proof copies. This is one of the artist's proofs. Since original Eric Carle drawings are very hard to come by, the original crayon drawing on the front cover renders this book quite valuable.