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
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

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.

N8Zim ,

Camera seems to be broken on iPhone8 plus

I purchased this app to play with my toddler and the camera seems to be missing something. I can't get past the"not enough light" warning no matter how many lights I turn on. I also tried going outside where it was bright enough to need sunglasses. The camera image in the app appears muddy, slightly out of focus and very dark. I've compared what's shown to my camera app and its definitely darker. I have gotten the dots to appear, but no character. I've now tried in multiple locations with round tables, square, smooth, textured and even a grid with no luck. Clearly a bug 🐛 in the app, pun intended.

Very disappointed for a featured app.

Developer Response ,

Hi N8Zim,

Sorry you're having problems with the app. We're looking into this issue for you now and should have a fix or an update to resolve the issue soon. In the meantime if you would prefer a refund, unfortunately it is not possible for us to refund you directly as the app was purchased from the App Store. You should contact Apple at:

Kind regards,

StoryToys Support Team

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


StoryToys Entertainment Limited
106.3 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch (7th generation).


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