The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Play & Explore

Last updated on June 11th, 2023 at 05:15 am

The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Play & Explore


The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Play & Explore is one of the best $5.99 to play game in the App Store.
Developed by StoryToys Entertainment Limited, The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Play & Explore is a Adventure game with a content rating of 4+.
It was released on 20th March 2014 with the latest update 4th July 2017

Whether you are a fan of Adventure, Family, or Education games, you will find this game interesting and will absolutely like it.


1,847 people have rated 1.1.0

You can download the game The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Play & Explore from APP STORE.


  • Tech With Kids Best Pick App *

The beloved characters of Eric Carle are now available in The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ & Friends – Play & Explore, a stunning 3D pop up app featuring fun and educational games and activities.

Now includes our new Jigsaw Puzzle, 3D Stickerbook and Spot The Difference for FREE for all users! No further In-App Purchases required.

Please note this app features the beautiful artwork of Eric Carle in brand new fun and educational games and activities, and does not feature the original story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar book.

  • Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar™, Mister Seahorse, The Very Quiet Cricket and other characters from Eric Carle’s best-selling books Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, The Mixed-Up Chameleon and 10 Little Rubber Ducks
  • Practice counting, sorting, and memory skills.
  • Learn about healthy eating, and discover amazing facts about caterpillars, seahorses, chameleons and other animals.
  • Includes five language versions in a single app: English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese!


  • Award-winning 3D technology
  • Gentle animations bring the characters to life
  • Fun and easy activities
  • Earn badges for completing extra puzzles and challenges in every scene


  • Guide the world’s best-known caterpillar towards healthy fruits as he wriggles across the garden
  • Play hide-and-seek with Mister Seahorse and his babies at the bottom of the ocean
  • Guide the Brown Bear around a forest maze to find her bear cub
  • Grow The Tiny Seed into a beautiful flower with help from the sun and the Little Cloud
  • Watch The Mixed Chameleon change color as you help him gobble up bugs with his long tongue!
  • Complete jigsaw puzzles of your favorite characters

Guaranteed to make fans of The Very Hungry Caterpillar smile!


  • Kidscreen 2016 Award
  • Winner of the Bologna Ragazzi Digital Award, 2015
  • 11 Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Awards
  • 2 iLounge awards for best kids’ app
  • 2 Mom’s Choice gold awards
  • Mom’s Choice Silver award
  • Shortlist nominations for the FutureBook Digital Innovation Award
  • Best Kids’ App Ever winner
  • Longlisted for the DBW Publishing innovation award
  • 9 Tech With Kids Best Pick App Awards

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Updated on 4th July 2017

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Play & Explore Reviews

New Animal Sticker: Black Panther.

We only like the puzzles because the puzzles help your kids get more accurate and you get to do it on different levels and its like a mind game and when you are on a low level you, its like you rank up to a higher level.

Our son loves the game, until it freezes which happens all the time now. Or the right fruit to solve a pattern isnt there, we bought the Eric Carle bundle, and while the games seem like theyd be wonderful if they worked properly there is far to meaning technical flaws.

We’ve had this a while and it never interested our toddler but recently she got into the jigsaw puzzles. We don’t love the graphics for iPad games although they’re great in the books.

This app will want more money from you to unlock so your child can play. We paid the initial price, and now they want more money so our kid can actually play beyond the first page. So annoying. Also, we expected that you could read the actual book, but that isn’t here. There is just some longer factual stuff that our son has no interest in.

Try’s to look like hungry caterpillar. Book nowhere to be found. Only crap themed mini games. Horrible. Waste of 5 bucks.

After opening this app we actually had to go back to see if we had accidentally downloaded the free version instead of the paid version… That’s how little of this app is accessible for the purchase price!! It’s ridiculous!!! Do not waste your money!! We want to access more of the app for our autistic son who is obsessed with all things Eric Carle, but we refuse to give this company one more cent of our money!

We are so disappointed in this app!! We purchased it and 1. Not all the features work 2. You have to pay additional money on top of the $5.00 to have access to the entire app. Our daughter was in tears because the main features are broke. A WASTE OF MONEY.

A total scam. Everything your kid will try to do will try to extort money from you. And that’s after paying $4 for the app. A shameful piece of junk.

Barry and Emmit O’neill (the producers of this D minus effort) owe our son $5. There’s less than 10 minutes of content available before you have to buy more. Shameful.

We were very dissapointed in this app. The mini games were too complicated. We are a big Eric Carle fan so this was very dissapointing!

Can’t even complete download. Tried five times and won’t work. Give us our money back!!

Not sure if there is an exact audience for this. Frustrating delays between sections and 3.5 year old gets bored with the long intros. Definitely not worth the $4.99 price tag, but has potential.

After reading the Children’s Technology Report review for this app we were excited to see that another Eric Carle product had been released with such glowing praise. We confess that after trying the app for myself we’re a little disappointed, not because the content is poor but because the UI and UX experience is frustrating and counterintuitive. The app manages to be overly simplistic in its button design and overly complex in its navigation, which is a weird duality that does not do much for the user when taking in the charm of Eric Carle’s excellent artwork. Why are there arrow buttons in addition to the 3d swipe functionality that this developer is known for? Why are some UI elements so completely integrated into the illustrations that you don’t notice that they’re there (such as when you’re earning ducks during the counting game), but others (like the page nav arrows and menu UI) are ostensibly bad, pixelated clip art? It is just weird to us to have so much taken care of with an app of this caliber, and then have some crucial elements be messy and overly complicated. Not what we expected. Hoping for a refinement update soon.

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