My Very Hungry Caterpillar AR 4+

Explore the world together

StoryToys Limited

    • 4.5 • 2.4K Ratings
    • Free



For the first time, The Very Hungry Caterpillar is brought to life in the real world, with a stunning AUGMENTED REALITY experience.

It’s almost 50 years since Eric Carle introduced his much-loved character The Very Hungry Caterpillar to the world.

Now with Apple ARKit, the Very Hungry Caterpillar comes to life wherever you are. With Augmented Reality you can see the caterpillar and you can still see the world around you. Watch him appear in your living room, on your kitchen table, in your garden, or anywhere you want to play with him.

Hatch him from an egg, feed him tasty fruit. My Very Hungry Caterpillar will captivate you as he crawls around your environment.
Help him explore your world, or take a peek into his colorful toy box. There are lots of surprises to discover. Pop floating bubbles and watch out for the wind-up Grouchy Ladybug!
And when My Very Hungry Caterpillar gets sleepy, just tuck him into his bed. Each time you wake him up, it’s time for an exciting new day.

As he eats more, My Very Hungry Caterpillar grows bigger and bigger, until he changes into a beautiful butterfly, and flies up into the sky. And next time you play a new egg appears and the adventure begins again.

Children are playing in the digital world but they are are still connected to the real world.

It's a world of beauty and color you'll return to again and again.

My Very Hungry Caterpillar AR is designed for preschoolers and Eric Carle fans of all ages, it includes the following features:
• Amazing AR My Very Hungry Caterpillar interactive 3D character
• Develops nurturing skills and encourages a love of nature
• Wide range of interactive activities
• Non-competitive individualized play — There is no right and wrong way to play.
• Beautifully-illustrated scene based on Eric Carle’s bright and colorful hand-painted collage illustrations
• Intuitive, child-friendly and easy to use
• Charming musical effects and comforting soundtrack

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What’s New

Version 5.0.0

We’ve optimized My Very Hungry Caterpillar AR to support Apple’s latest augmented reality technology. You'll experience significant performance improvements including better tracking, rendering, and 3D object detection.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2.4K Ratings

2.4K Ratings

fan x 2 ,

So many memories

After reading about Mr Carle’s unfortunate passing, I found this app. My kids are all grown, but this was my middle child’s favorite book. This app brought tears to my eyes that I felt the caterpillar was really in the room with me. I do agree there maybe should be a few more things to add to make it worth the price, but it was enough for me to share it with my grown kids and they all loved it. I really love how the caterpillar is initially apprehensions of the toy mouse and eventually tries to catch it. So adorable!

Developer Response ,

Wow! We can read messages like yours all day (and night!) We're so happy you're enjoying our app. This makes everyone's hard work here worthwhile. And now...we'll stop reading it and start working on something you'll love even more!

Igor Leandro ,

Kids love it! But I miss the song and story

I love the app, my three little girls have blast playing with it. However, I can’t help but to notice the lack of the song and story we are so used to watch. My daughters know that by heart, can even tell you the entire story.

I would love to see a second mode where we would have a predefined course or set of actions for the caterpillar so it would match the song. Just an idea.

Thanks for the app!

Developer Response ,

Hello. Thanks for your reply and your feedback, always much appreciated. The app will be updated soon with more content, and there will be more updates going forward. Thanks, The StoryToys Team

mama emme ,

Love this app but...

My granddaughter and I loved this app when we used it 6 months ago. I’ve been gone, and now that we are using it again, there seem to be some glitches. It often won’t load, just showing that moving rectangle and arrows. Sometimes the screen won’t respond to tapping, so the caterpillar won’t go to sleep or the fruit won’t appear. At times the caterpillar seems to wander away and then fly back thru the air, which is kind of strange. This is a great app, so please fix these issues. Thanks!

Developer Response ,

Hello. Sorry you're having problems with the app. Please email with the details and we will look into it for you.

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