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Monday, May 2, 2016

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Children’s Book Review

Book of The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Our copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Is it ever too early for children to start reading and learning?  As parent and now grandparent we began reading to our children and grandchildren when they were just babies, as I’m sure many of you do.

One of our grandson’s favorite books when he was a toddler was The Very Hungry Caterpillar, By: Eric Carle. This book also became a favorite of ours.

The story starts on Sunday with the birth of a little caterpillar who is very hungry. The little caterpillar begins to eat his way through each day of the week. The book is very well illustrated with each day of the week and the food that the little caterpillar eats. 

The fruits and food on the pages of the book that he eats even have little holes punched in the food for each day of the week. This shows the children that the little caterpillar has eaten through it.

Inside the cover of the book

On Saturday the caterpillar eats through a whole lot of food and has a stomachache. On Sunday he eats one green leaf and now is a big fat, satisfied caterpillar. 

The caterpillar builds himself a cocoon, and in two weeks nibbles his way out and is a beautiful colorful butterfly.


Our grandson learned the days of the week very quickly, as just a little guy. We would point to each of the foods that the caterpillar ate and he was able to name the food. Soon he was reading each day of the week and what food the caterpillar ate to us.

His amazement as we turned to the last page when the caterpillar turns into a beautiful colorful butterfly. The look on his face was priceless.  

Not only the first time but every time we read this book, as we would have to read it over and over again. Thank you Eric Carle for giving me this pleasure with my children, and now my grandchildren.

About the Author:

Eric Carle was born I 1929 and became a designer, illustrator, and writer of children’s books. He has illustrated and written more than 70 books, and is most famous for The Very Hungry Caterpillar. There have been more than 162 million copies of his books sold around the world.

His knowledge and love for nature are the themes he writes into his books.  He believes his books bridge the gap between home and school. To him home represents warmth and security, and school is a strange new place with new people and surroundings.
 

12 comments:

  1. How cool that your son learned to say the days of the week from reading the book! I love books that help kids learn and get them excited about the world :)

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    1. Hi Kyla, This one seemed to be our favorite and our grandsons. Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening.

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  2. I have always loved this book and my nephews have also come to love it.

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    1. Hi Mary, For sure a great book for the kids. Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day :)

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  3. I've read a lot of children's books to my children (and now grandchildren), but somehow missed this one (The Very Hungry Caterpillar). What a fun way for kids to learn the 'days of the week'. My youngest grandson will be 2-years-old soon and this might just be the perfect birthday gift for him. Thanks for this review, Sam.

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    1. Oh Pat 2-years old is such a fun age. I'm sure you'll have fun with this book. Thanks and have a great day.

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  4. We have this book and my little guy LOVES it. He "reads" it to me too. "...but him was still hungry!"

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    1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar! one our favorites for sure. Thank for stopping by Carlee and have a wonderful week :)

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  5. Some of my favorite books to read to kids are listed here. Very nice review.

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    1. Hi Dawn, His books are so popular, I'm glad glad you like them, as they are many of our favorites also. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  6. This was one of my daughter's favorite books!

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    1. Same with our grandson his favorite also. Thanks and have a great day :)

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