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The magic of Eric Carle’s timeless classic comes to life in this personalised version of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Your child’s name appears on the cover
Write a special message on the title page
Hand-drawn illustrations on every page
Available in hardback
Add a luxury gift box for a thoughtful finishing touch
Our Journey with the Very Hungry Caterpillar story book is the perfect gift for any little girl or boy who adores Eric Carle’s famous board book. A stunning addition to the timeless classic, this personalised story tells the tale of the Very Hungry Caterpillar who journeys into the world, making new friends and filling up on lots of sumptuous-looking food along the way. Before you know it, the Very Hungry Caterpillar emerges as the wise and beautiful butterfly!
Featuring artwork in Eric Carle’s iconic style, this beautifully bound hardback edition features your child’s name stunningly embellished on the cover and a special title page to include a heartfelt message for the little reader, making it a precious and timeless keepsake.
How to Personalise
Personalise with any name up to 12 characters which will feature on the cover of the book. Add a personal message of two lines, up to 40 characters per line, which will appear on the title page. Check your personalisation: accents and other symbols cannot be used unless otherwise stated.
In The Book wouldn’t be here without its terrific customers. That’s why we care about what you have to say.
We’re constantly researching new materials to create more personalised books, so what you think matters! Tell us your feedback. From finding the book you were looking for to how easy your chosen book was to personalise – every little detail is important, so we can perfect your shopping experience the next time you return!
Megan McNeil16 August
Wonderful personalised book, was a great gift for my niece x
Sara Lloyd-Jones13 November
Lovely book! Perfect sentimental present for our daughter.
Jan Howard24 October
Can't praise this company enough. Excellent customer service. They were very prompt in replying to email as l had made an error with my order. Everything was sorted out swiftly. They kept in touch by email and l was thrilled with my order when it arrives. Would definitely recommend.
It arrived quickly and looks ideal as a present for my son. I cannot judge the quality of its contents
- Mrs E Brumsen
Fiona - Bledlow Bucks26 January
Lovely gift for a milestone birthday
Lovely gift for a milestone birthday, and beautifully packaged. The only improvement i can think of would be to be able to choose a newspaper from the area of your choice ie, the area you were born in. Nottingham has no relevance to my family. That said, still a lovely gift.
J Power26 January
Lovely packaging and presentation
Lovely packaging and presentation
Dr. Ella Burton25 January
The book did not arrive at the time it …
The book did not arrive at the time it was scheduled. My email and telephone call were responded to in a very impersonal manner.
Dr Ella M Burton
My husband was very pleased with the…
My husband was very pleased with the newspaper.
Joseph 24 January
I am from Australia. There is no tracking number provided once the book has been dispatched. The book arrived 3 days after the estimated time frame however, it was still in time for the event where the book was to be given as a gift. When I called In The Book, I was advised that it can take upto 26 business days to arrive. The service was acceptable.
Unhappy customer23 January
Book itself is great but is only…
Book itself is great but is only suitable for white little boys which seems unfair. all well and good personalising the name but if your child is of a different race or gender to the illustration, the book is pointless. Feels like this needs to be made clearer on the website.
Customer services not very understanding and slow at responding.
Jill Jones22 January
Have bought 3 of these books now so…
Have bought 3 of these books now so pleased with them !
Joanne Elliott22 January
I ordered a newspaper for my Dad’s 80th…
I ordered a newspaper for my Dad’s 80th birthday - he was born on 7th January 1940.
When he opened the paper it was 8th January and also a Glasgow Herald which would be great for someone who lived in this area but not for someone who doesn’t.
I emailed the day after his birthday 8th January to enquire why this was and apart from an automatic reply to say I would be contacted, have heard nothing. Needless to say I am disappointed with the customer service I have received.
Karen Ashworth22 January
A beautiful book I gave to my grandson…
A beautiful book I gave to my grandson for his 1st birthday. Thank you.