The Very Hungry Caterpillar
There are so many ways to spend a sunny summer day. Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar and explore everything the season has to offer!
Celebrate summer with The Very Hungry Caterpillar and his friends in this exploration of the season. Young readers can learn all about seasonal sensory experiences, like…
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2 authors picked The Very Hungry Caterpillar as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?
A beloved classic picture book about a very hungry caterpillar who (spoiler alert) nourishes his way to becoming a beautiful butterfly. It’s a simple but compelling story of transformation, told with elegance and humour - and a total joy for very young children. The very specific list of food (apple, pears, plums, strawberries, oranges, chocolate cake, cherry pie) makes it an immersive close-up experience. From the very start ("In the light of the moon, a little egg sat on a leaf.") its words and pictures are vivid and enchanting. A read-aloud delight full of texture, variety, and colour.
From Sarah's list on descriptions of food to make your mouth water.
This one of the most classic picture books teaches counting the days of the week in a real child friendly and funny way as the hungry caterpillar is eating his way through the pages. A very educational and attractive way to learn for children. In so many years, I have read this to so many children and always the hungry Caterpillar shows a smile on my and the children's faces while he is eating his way through the pages of the book.
From Xaviera's list on children's books to stimulate development.
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