The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Book Review

Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Creator: Eric Carle
Distributor: Puffin Books
Age in yrs : 1.5+
Recommendation : Strong

Eric Carle’s books have an uncommon place in everyone’s heart. The way he makes his representations makes them so bright and engaging all. This Very Hungry Caterpillar book has holes through its pages and it worked extremely well with kids as they like putting their fingers in things.


It is a very cute charming tale about growing up – development of a caterpillar from egg to butterfly and in the meantime it’s very educational for younger children because the main character has to overcome his ravenous appetite, so ends up eating a lot. In this procedure youngsters can learnt to count, explore different fruits, hues and find out about caterpillars transform into butterflies.


It also gives a good introduction to days of the week and some food vocabulary.

In this book we discover that caterpillars, similar to people, appreciate eating junk food and fall sick, so we can likewise make a point to kids about adhering to a good diet as the caterpillar feels better after eating leaves(good diet).

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