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Read and play with Eric Carle's most beloved creation, the very hungry caterpillar! In this interactive format, the classic book is paired with a pop-up memory game. Flip and reflip the tiles to find a matching pair of images from the book, until all the pairs are found!


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Read and play with Eric Carle's most beloved creation, the very hungry caterpillar! In this interactive format, the classic book is paired with a pop-up memory game. Flip and reflip the tiles to find a matching pair of images from the book, until all the pairs are found!

30 review for The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book and Memory Game

  1. 3 out of 5

    Chris

    I actually gave this book 5 stars, but the very hungry caterpillar ate one of them. Also, did anyone else get a defective book? My version has a bunch of holes in it.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Mark Lawrence

    Former president George W. Bush named this his favorite book from childhood (it came out when he was 23 ... but perhaps he meant his kids' childhood). In any event it's one of my favorites from my childhood, and from reading to my own kids. Was it the first to put holes through its pages? Probably not, but it worked very well. Kids like sticking their fingers in things - genius! Anyhow - this is one HUNGRY caterpillar! He puts a hole through everything be it a slice of watermelon (or wacca menon Former president George W. Bush named this his favorite book from childhood (it came out when he was 23 ... but perhaps he meant his kids' childhood). In any event it's one of my favorites from my childhood, and from reading to my own kids. Was it the first to put holes through its pages? Probably not, but it worked very well. Kids like sticking their fingers in things - genius! Anyhow - this is one HUNGRY caterpillar! He puts a hole through everything be it a slice of watermelon (or wacca menon as my daughter first said it), ice cream cone, or sausage. It is in fact one of the bestselling books in the history of literature! http://mark---lawrence.blogspot.co.uk... So what does this epic teach us? 1/ Everything in moderation. Our caterpillar just sticks a single hole in each food item - he ain't that sort of greedy, he'll leave some for others. 2/ Try new things. Our caterpillar ain't picky, he'll try anything once, even gherkin! 3/ Eat healthy to avoid stomach ache. A nice green leaf will sort you out. 4/ Change is good. Straighten up and fly right and you too could become a beautiful butterfly and... um ... fly, right! Join my 3-emails-a-year newsletter #Prizes #FreeContent ..

  3. 4 out of 5

    Mischenko

    Eric Carle's books have a special place in my heart. The way he creates his illustrations makes them so colorful and appealing to all. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of our favorite books by him, but we enjoy them all equally. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, The Grouchy Ladybug, The Very Busy Spider, The Very Quiet Cricket, and Dream Snow are just a few of our most cherished Eric Carle books. When you witness a toddler who can't read, recite all the words to these stories, you know Eric Carle's books have a special place in my heart. The way he creates his illustrations makes them so colorful and appealing to all. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of our favorite books by him, but we enjoy them all equally. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, The Grouchy Ladybug, The Very Busy Spider, The Very Quiet Cricket, and Dream Snow are just a few of our most cherished Eric Carle books. When you witness a toddler who can't read, recite all the words to these stories, you know just how much they love them too! 5*****

  4. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Besides the promotion of drug use (look at that thing's eyes... and he obviously has the munchies!) I dislike that the author couldn't come up with some differing foodstuffs... come on... salami AND sausage? Chocolate cake AND a cupcake? And the line that says "Now he wasn't hungry any more - and he wasn't a little caterpillar anymore" drives me INSANE! Where is the parallelism? I always want to read it as: Now he wasn't hungry any more - and he wasn't little anymore. (In fact, sometimes I DO re Besides the promotion of drug use (look at that thing's eyes... and he obviously has the munchies!) I dislike that the author couldn't come up with some differing foodstuffs... come on... salami AND sausage? Chocolate cake AND a cupcake? And the line that says "Now he wasn't hungry any more - and he wasn't a little caterpillar anymore" drives me INSANE! Where is the parallelism? I always want to read it as: Now he wasn't hungry any more - and he wasn't little anymore. (In fact, sometimes I DO read it wrong on purpose!) It also just leaves me a little empty at the end. I keep waiting for his metamorphosis to propel him into some new situation. Is he still hungry? (and in his state as a caterpillar, the author mentions he is VERY hungry. Is he MORE hungry than other caterpillars? What factors created this ultra-state wherein he persists?) I really feel like the author left us questioning so many factors, that I didn't really ever feel a connection with the protagonist.

  5. 3 out of 5

    James

    Book Review 3+ of 5 stars to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a children's picture book published in 1969 and written by Eric Carle. I am sure someone read this book to me as a very small child, but I know for certain that I had it on my shelf and looked through it around 10-years old. It's a delight for all ages with the cute illustrations, the physical design of the book and the quirky personality of the caterpillar. It's a useful tool to teach young children how a caterpillar grows up, eats all Book Review 3+ of 5 stars to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a children's picture book published in 1969 and written by Eric Carle. I am sure someone read this book to me as a very small child, but I know for certain that I had it on my shelf and looked through it around 10-years old. It's a delight for all ages with the cute illustrations, the physical design of the book and the quirky personality of the caterpillar. It's a useful tool to teach young children how a caterpillar grows up, eats all the food around to get his/her nutrients, builds a cocoon and emerges as a butterfly. A wonderful science exhibit and activity to grown your own butterflies, it can be a hands-on teaching experience too. Lovely memories and great things come from it. It gained in popularity again when George Bush mentioned it in a speech or interview. It's also got a few readers torn up in knots. You see, the caterpillar eats too much and gets ill and overweight, but emerges as a beautiful butterfly. People read into it, thinking kids will eat so much and become obese and sickly. I'll probably be hated for my next comment, but seriously? Relax. I don't think reading this book as a child will lead to such dire consequences. Wanna know why? Because if you're a parent or guardian, read it to your kid and explain the whole story... talk about the process of nature and metamorphosis. Discuss eating habits. Explain what real beauty is. Talk about what foods are good and what foods are bad. Show how when you eat too much, you can get sick. Teach balance. But don't hate on a book because it seems to say "eat what you want and you'll be beautiful even when you're sick." Oh, and read it with a child. Don't just put it in his/her hands and shove them out of the way. Make it an interactive experience so the right goals of the book are understood and accomplished. Yikes, my reviews are getting more "animated" without even using GIFs. Off to get some lunch. Perhaps a box of cookies... I think I just learned that lesson reading some reviews on Goodreads about this book. Yum! About Me For those new to me or my reviews... here's the scoop: I read A LOT. I write A LOT. And now I blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https://thisismytruthnow.com, where you'll also find TV & Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I've visited all over the world. And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Vote in the poll and ratings. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators. [polldaddy poll=9729544] [polldaddy poll=9719251]

  6. 3 out of 5

    Manual

    A deeply touching saga of the hardship of a young catapillar's life. The main character has to overcome his ravenous appetite on his jouney to become a butterfly. There were were in my eyes and laughter too as I jouneyed with the catapillar in the greatest epic ever told. We had much to learn from the noble catapillar.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Manny

    I know everyone's supposed to love this book, but I just don't see what's so great about it. The character of the caterpillar is never properly developed, and he comes across as a one-dimensional parody of a larval form. The plot is dull and predictable, as is the language. I'm not thrilled by the artwork. If it weren't for the fact that George W. Bush praised Caterpillar so highly, I'd unhesitatingly call it vacuous, uninspired rubbish. I must be missing something, but what?

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kate

    I believe this book is THE MAJOR CAUSE of the childhood obesity epidemic currently sweeping the nation. Still, nice illustrations.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Bionic Jean

    Fun fact for today? A famous picture book, described as “one of the greatest childhood classics of all time” was actually inspired by … a simple hole punch! Yes, incredibly, it’s true. The author remembers: “One day I was punching holes with a hole puncher into a stack of paper, and I thought of a bookworm and so I created a story called ‘A Week with Willi the Worm.’” But his editor suggested that readers may not like a green worm very much, and suggested a caterpillar instead. The idea appealed to Fun fact for today? A famous picture book, described as “one of the greatest childhood classics of all time” was actually inspired by … a simple hole punch! Yes, incredibly, it’s true. The author remembers: “One day I was punching holes with a hole puncher into a stack of paper, and I thought of a bookworm and so I created a story called ‘A Week with Willi the Worm.’” But his editor suggested that readers may not like a green worm very much, and suggested a caterpillar instead. The idea appealed to Eric Carle, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the result. “I said 'Butterfly!’ That’s how it began.” But did it begin there, or did it end? It’s rather like the chicken and the egg ... The story starts on a moonlit night, with a tiny egg on a leaf. On the next morning, which is Sunday, a tiny red-faced caterpillar pops out of the egg. He’s very hungry, so he begins to look for some food. Over the next five days we see him eating through more and more fruit. There’s an apple on Monday, two pears on Tuesday, three plums on Wednesday, four strawberries on Thursday, and five oranges on Friday … and then, on Saturday, he gobbles down an enormous feast of all sorts of silly food: “On Saturday, he ate through one piece of chocolate cake, one ice-cream cone, one pickle, one slice of Swiss cheese, one slice of salami, one lollipop, one piece of cherry pie, one sausage, one cupcake, and one slice of watermelon.” Of course by the end of the day, he feels very ill indeed, with a stomach ache. The next day though, another Sunday, he goes back to his more sensible diet, and eats through a large green leaf. He’s now a very big fat caterpillar! He spins a little house round himself called a cocoon and stays in there for a whole fortnight. And after that is the magic, which will entrance all young children, as of course the illustration shows the caterpillar emerging, transformed into a beautiful butterfly with large, glorious, multi-coloured wings. This is a wonderful book for very young children. It introduces sound educational themes such as counting, the days of the week, foods, (although Saturday’s feast is a bit of a fantasy!) and the life cycle and transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly. It is simple but accurate, and has been endorsed by the “Royal Entomological Society”. It has to be said though, that its charm and novelty is its greatest asset. The pages are differently shaped, and have holes punched through to represent the caterpillar’s trail as he eats through all the various foods. Although The Very Hungry Caterpillar was first published in 1969, apparently it has sold the equivalent of a copy per minute ever since (30 million copies worldwide). It has won many awards for children’s literature, and also a major graphic design award. Eric Carle not only wrote it, but also designed and illustrated the book. Quite an achievement, then, for a book which was inspired by a simple hole punch!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Destinee Sutton

    SPOILER! He turns into a butterfly.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣

    On my quest for procrastination from reading that book, I stumbled upon The Very Hungry Caterpillar on YouTube. In this video, Eric Carle himself is reading the story. This is not my first time with the caterpillar. I used to read it a lot when I worked with children. I like that it's short, that it helps them learn numbers and the days of the week. Now that I think of it, I did not have this for my son when he was small and learning to count. Shame on me.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)

    small fry’s thoughts were, “If he ate all that food, he probably has to poop.” ———— ...what am I missing??? Kid Lit Experiment 2018 #3

  13. 5 out of 5

    Cyndi

    Mr. H, my grandson, loves this book so much he turned it into a play. Great show! The critics (that would be me and his aunt) raved about it! 👏🏻

  14. 4 out of 5

    Alex

    RAPACIOUS CONSUMERISM WORKS! EAT CAKE BE BEAUTIFUL

  15. 3 out of 5

    Pirate

    kids: 3 times I've read this book: zillions times I've loved reading this book: every single one

  16. 3 out of 5

    Jimmy

    Very differcult read. recommended for advance readers only.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Ben Rawson

    I this book we learn that caterpillars, like humans, enjoy eating junk food, but are probably better off just eating leaves, like humans...

  18. 5 out of 5

    ✨ jamieson ✨

    if u haven't read this book wyd !!!! absolutely iconic, 11/10 would recommend my first fave book it follows a very hungry caterpillar as he navigates this cruel, cruel world in search for a decent feed. Everyday he must rise and eat in a terrible, repetitive cycle that teaches us early of the mundanity of the working week. But do not worry, for at the end (spOILER ALERT !) he becomes a beautiful butterfly, and all the time he's spent existing and living within this capitalistic society which dema if u haven't read this book wyd !!!! absolutely iconic, 11/10 would recommend my first fave book it follows a very hungry caterpillar as he navigates this cruel, cruel world in search for a decent feed. Everyday he must rise and eat in a terrible, repetitive cycle that teaches us early of the mundanity of the working week. But do not worry, for at the end (spOILER ALERT !) he becomes a beautiful butterfly, and all the time he's spent existing and living within this capitalistic society which demands we work everyday in order to achieve some far off dream is ACHIEVED as caterpillar self-actualises and becomes the best version of himself he could be. Caterpillar is the american dream. the caterpillar: *eats too much, goes into a cocoon* me, a child: I think he died! the caterpillar, emerging as a butterfly:

  19. 3 out of 5

    MJ Nicholls

    Excised from this edition is the chapter where the caterpillar, crazy with starvation, climbs onto a sleeping frog, burrows into its brain and becomes the frog’s Slave Master. Slowly, the caterpillar uses the frog’s brain to intimidate the other amphibians using a Stalinist diktat that leads to a mass cull of water boatmen and a systematic persecution of water rats until the mallards, mad with rage, march on the frog armies in a violent, feathery uprising that leaves eight million swans dead and Excised from this edition is the chapter where the caterpillar, crazy with starvation, climbs onto a sleeping frog, burrows into its brain and becomes the frog’s Slave Master. Slowly, the caterpillar uses the frog’s brain to intimidate the other amphibians using a Stalinist diktat that leads to a mass cull of water boatmen and a systematic persecution of water rats until the mallards, mad with rage, march on the frog armies in a violent, feathery uprising that leaves eight million swans dead and rivers of frog entrails on the shoes of passing toddlers. Is that the sort of message we want to give our kids? IS IT? This book is sick.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Ashlula Ayse

    simple counting/bug life book, wish the drawings were more appealing

  21. 4 out of 5

    Anuradha

    No. 199 on the BBC's Big Read Holey Shit. Okay, I don't really know what to say about this er... book, because I must've been about five when I first read it. I'm working my way up the BBC's Big Read, and so I re-read it. Except I genuinely feel lost for words, and trust me when I tell you, that never happens. However, I do remember enjoying the book as a kid, so I'm going to let my original rating stay. (Also, food porn, anyone?) Anyway, so we have a very hungry caterpillar here, and he eats thro No. 199 on the BBC's Big Read Holey Shit. Okay, I don't really know what to say about this er... book, because I must've been about five when I first read it. I'm working my way up the BBC's Big Read, and so I re-read it. Except I genuinely feel lost for words, and trust me when I tell you, that never happens. However, I do remember enjoying the book as a kid, so I'm going to let my original rating stay. (Also, food porn, anyone?) Anyway, so we have a very hungry caterpillar here, and he eats through a bunch of food through the course of the book. He only eats like small, tiny bites of everything, but then again, the glutton that he is, he eats everything, from apples to Swiss cheese to chocolate cake. (view spoiler)[SPOILER ALERT: He finally becomes a butterfly. (hide spoiler)] P.S. I remember having read an Enid Blyton story, that was kind of similar to this, as a kid. And I remember having liked it more. I think it was called the Caterpillars' Party or something.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Manybooks

    As a three year old (in Germany, in 1969, thus in the same year the book was published), I absolutely adored Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar (or I should rather say that I loved the German version of the book, Die kleine Raupe Nimmersatt and that I have in fact only read the English version but this once, being last week, at our local library). And if I rate the book with my memories of childhood and my inner child in mind, The Very Hungry Caterpillar is and always will be a full and gl As a three year old (in Germany, in 1969, thus in the same year the book was published), I absolutely adored Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar (or I should rather say that I loved the German version of the book, Die kleine Raupe Nimmersatt and that I have in fact only read the English version but this once, being last week, at our local library). And if I rate the book with my memories of childhood and my inner child in mind, The Very Hungry Caterpillar is and always will be a full and glowing five stars for me. Yes, as an adult, I do indeed and well understand that the main "protagonist" that the very hungry caterpillar is never in any manner textually and narratively developed as a character, that he remains rather flat and one-dimensional throughout, and that he also consumes mostly food products that are not even remotely suitable for caterpillars (as they basically eat mostly leaves). However, I also and absolutely know and realise for a fact that when I was three years old (and had Die kleine Raupe Nimmersatt repeatedly read to me), whether the list of foods the caterpillar was eating was suitable and acceptable for butterfly larvae or not did not matter all that much to me, and that for the intended audience, both the text and the accompanying images of The Very Hungry Caterpillar are generally pure unadulterated joy, magic, even perfection, with the final illustration, the beautiful and intensely coloured butterfly into which the erstwhile very hungry caterpillar morphs, being the ultimate icing on a delicious cake (and no food based pun is intended here). And I do have so very many fond memories of both my mother and grandmothers repeatedly and always gladly reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar to me (in German), with my most special and evocative, precious recollection being my mother's mother taking the time to meticulously and slowly explain that caterpillars do not eat chocolate cake and ice cream cones (that they consume leaves and grass, that chocolate and most of the other foods mentioned in the book would actually and likely make the caterpillars sick) when I asked if I could feed chocolates to the caterpillars in the garden. So I guess with my remembered and recalled question to my grandmother in mind, I should perhaps offer this small caveat to parents that they might consider also letting their young children know that caterpillars do not eat most of the food products mentioned and depicted in The Very Hungry Caterpillar, lest they are like me and are curiously wondering whether the caterpillar's presented and depicted consumption is realistic (and yes, I really did want to try and feed chocolates and ice cream cones to the caterpillars I had seen in grandmas's garden and was a trifle disappointed at my grandmother's answer to my question).

  23. 5 out of 5

    Ronyell

    I remembered always reading “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” when I was small and I have always loved the sweet nature of this book. I still love this book to this very day! “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” is a popular children’s book by Eric Carle and it is about how a very hungry caterpillar starts eating everything in its path. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” is truly a cute and extraordinary book about food that children will love for many years! Eric Carle has certainly done a great job at both ill I remembered always reading “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” when I was small and I have always loved the sweet nature of this book. I still love this book to this very day! “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” is a popular children’s book by Eric Carle and it is about how a very hungry caterpillar starts eating everything in its path. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” is truly a cute and extraordinary book about food that children will love for many years! Eric Carle has certainly done a great job at both illustrating and writing this book. What I really enjoyed about this book was Eric Carle’s illustrations as they are extremely colorful and cute. I love the way that Eric Carle illustrated the caterpillar having a green long body and a red head and Eric Carle also did a great job at putting a surprised expression on the caterpillar’s face when it first got out of its egg. I also love the illustrations of the caterpillar eating any food item that it comes across such as an apple and a piece of chocolate cake and you can see the cut out holes in the middle of the images of the food items indicating that the caterpillar ate through each food item. I definitely enjoyed Eric Carle’s story of the caterpillar as it details the caterpillar’s extreme hunger whenever it ate through so many food items. Eric Carle makes the story extremely cute and hilarious as the caterpillar literally eats twice its weight and I found myself laughing at the different types of food that the caterpillar ate. Many children will be awed at how much food the caterpillar, even I was surprised at how much food the caterpillar ate and I was not so surprised when the caterpillar had a stomachache, which will teach children about the importance of not overeating so much. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” is definitely one of those children’s books that both children and adults will enjoy for its cute humor and colorful illustrations. I would recommend this book to children ages three and up since there is nothing inappropriate in this book unless you count the caterpillar’s overeating escapade. Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  24. 5 out of 5

    Sams_D1

    Eric Carle's 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' is art in its truest form. It influences minds at a young age and is a classic, for a good reason. While simple at surface, it complies to its target audience with stunning visuals and vibrant colors. The style of the art frolics in tandem with its engaging narrative. The pages are three-dimensional and interactive, guaranteed to entertain and warm the hearts of the cynical (e.g me). The character arc of the caterpillar represents the unrealistic body im Eric Carle's 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' is art in its truest form. It influences minds at a young age and is a classic, for a good reason. While simple at surface, it complies to its target audience with stunning visuals and vibrant colors. The style of the art frolics in tandem with its engaging narrative. The pages are three-dimensional and interactive, guaranteed to entertain and warm the hearts of the cynical (e.g me). The character arc of the caterpillar represents the unrealistic body image set by society and the poor protagonist that only wants to fulfill the empty hole in his mentality. As he grows, his self worth diminishes--his true purpose has been shrouded by ideals and goals that bring not happiness, but sorrow. What makes him truly happy is food, but society refuses to accept him for what he loves. Can the public eye not leave a poor, hungry caterpillar alone? Carle is a wordsmith and his work had advanced society in ways that are unappreciated, or even unnoticed. His rhymes are memorable to even the semi-literate toddlers of his target audience, toddlers that will remember his teachings until adulthood. It may not seem like it, but this caterpillar is responsible for the foundation of morals in several adults today that were blessed with Carle's words--we have learned from our noble protagonist for the better. Published in 1969 and still popular today, 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' is a creation warming the hearts of many with the story of a young caterpillar overcoming his ravenous and reckless ways on his journey to become a beautiful, beautiful butterfly.

  25. 3 out of 5

    Maria

    A very sweet little story.

  26. 3 out of 5

    Shovelmonkey1

    Recently I have noticed a spate of Goodreaders (you know who you are K.D), poking around looking for their inner child and enjoying a few kids story books. Personally my inner child has been buried under years of bitter, twisted cynicism and the daily need to verbally abuse engineers and construction workers for exhibiting levels of stupidity that a child of Hungry Caterpillar reading age might find ridiculous. However the tiny squeaking cry of my inner child is still loud enough for me to hear Recently I have noticed a spate of Goodreaders (you know who you are K.D), poking around looking for their inner child and enjoying a few kids story books. Personally my inner child has been buried under years of bitter, twisted cynicism and the daily need to verbally abuse engineers and construction workers for exhibiting levels of stupidity that a child of Hungry Caterpillar reading age might find ridiculous. However the tiny squeaking cry of my inner child is still loud enough for me to hear it shouting "The Very Hungry Caterpillar - wow that was a wicked read - remember you used to love that!" And it is a great book with fantastic visually appealing illustrations (42 years old and still loved today) and an educational message. The dimple-wristed inner demon, er sorry child, was so powerful that I recently spotted and actually purchased (at the behest of said inner demon) a coffee mug with the eponymous Caterpillar illustration emblazoned upon it. When I took it to the counter, the nice lady in John Lewis (popular British Department store loved by old ladies, the middle classes) asked me if I'd like the mug gift wrapped for a child. I said, "don't be ridiculous, it's for me" and hurriedly snatched up my purchase in a protective fashion. Needless to say I've avoided the Home Wares section for a while now. Now, I've decided to revisit this book as an adult and look at the theme through my cynical adult viewpoint.... The premise of the book is simple, the caterpillar, who is very hungry, eats a lot of nice foods and is eventually rewarded for his epicurean efforts by turning into a "beautiful butterfly". Well done Mr Caterpillar. However, you can't but help, in this day of food obsessed, calorie counting craziness to examine the message that this Lepidopteran feeding frenzy might be sending out. Day one to five - eat a whole bunch of wholesome fruits; one red apple, two green pears, three purple plums. four strawberries and five oranges. If the hungry caterpillar was written today, the caterpillar might find it easier to chug down a bottle of Innocent Smoothie, although this would undoubtedly lead to a shorter book and fewer pleasing illustrations. After a five day fruit amuse bouche, the caterpillar falls off the fructarian diet wagon and heads out on a Saturday junk food binge: chocolate cake, icecream, pickles, swiss cheese, salami, a lolly-pop, cherry pie, cupcakes and a slice of watermelon which results in a big old stomach ache. The Caterpillar wisely opts for a detox day on Sunday. As an adult this book holds four key messages: 1. You can only live off fruit for so long, ergo, crash dieting is bad. 2. Binging when in a transition period in ones life is not a good idea. 3. Eating the contents of the fridge and larder will not, in reality ever result in you turning into a beautiful butterfly. 4. Sunday is always detox day no matter what genus of the animal kingdom you occupy.

  27. 3 out of 5

    Isa Lavinia

    Yes, I know, I have never, ever read this book before - it just wasn't a book available for some european kids. And we were missing out! I admit I become interested in this book after seeing this on tumblr: I felt this on a deep spiritual level. The book did not disappoint. A very hungry caterpillar eats its way through a wide variety of foodstuffs, teaching children how to count, and the days of the week, while doing so. I bet the puncholes are super awesome for little kids, I myself was fascinate Yes, I know, I have never, ever read this book before - it just wasn't a book available for some european kids. And we were missing out! I admit I become interested in this book after seeing this on tumblr: I felt this on a deep spiritual level. The book did not disappoint. A very hungry caterpillar eats its way through a wide variety of foodstuffs, teaching children how to count, and the days of the week, while doing so. I bet the puncholes are super awesome for little kids, I myself was fascinated by them, which is something I shouldn't have admitted out of self-respect, but here we are. If you have little ones, or if you like children's books, or if you are interested on what shaped the early childhoods of children in other countries, you just have got to get your hands on this book!

  28. 5 out of 5

    midnightfaerie

    Forgot how wonderful this book is. With beautiful illustrations and a story all can understand, it's a favorite for my 5 yr old and my twin 2 yr olds. If you're one of those ppl that use the library often and only keep the special and unique for your own, you'll want to make this one part of your collection.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Amar Pai

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. In this book, a very hungry caterpillar eats too much. SPOILER: The caterpillar becomes a butterfly.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Ova Incekaraoglu

    This is probably one of the most basic children's book but is so unique and unforgettable. The illustration style, the colours, the story, coming altogether just brilliant!

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