The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle: Book Review

There are somebooks that appear nondescript at the first glance. But when you dig a bit further, these books reach out to our glee center, ruffle out some imagination and take us to a world where adults and children alikewant to visit again and again. Eric Carle’s evergreen classic for toddlers, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, is one of those. 

 

 

The story begins with a caterpillar hatching out of an egg and turns out, he has a voracious appetite. So he goes on to eating an array of foods ranging from fruits to lollipops and muffins! What happens to the caterpillar next? 

 

 

It’s no wonder that The Very Hungry Caterpillar features on every toddler book must-haves list. Carle’s patchwork brushstroke illustrations weave across the pages of this little book that is simple yet highly interactive. 

 

The book manages to hold a toddler’s interest long enough to make an impact. What’s more, the caterpillar’s gastronomic journey is a subtle lesson in counting, naming, days of the week and the process of metamorphosis. The little holes in the book make the whole story reading experience interactive, as your toddler will have fun poking her little fingers through. 

 

 

If Dr Seuss hits a bull’s eye with kids, Eric Carle hits a home run. Buy this book for your baby or gift it to a toddler on his/her birthday. It’s worth every penny.

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