On Tuesday he ate through 2 pears, but he was still hungry. 7. On Wednesday Now, the c a t e r p i l l a r was no longer small. He was a big. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children's picture book designed, illustrated, and written by Eric Carle, first published by the World Publishing Company in The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a classic children's story - the essential first book for babies. In this edition, Eric Carle's artwork has been restored to its.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar. By Eric Carle. In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf. One Sunday morning the warm sun came up and pop! Out of the egg. THE all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in. Eric Carle's colorful story about metamorphosis remains a staple of baby Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar—in which a caterpillar.

Board book , 26 pages. Published by Puffin Books first published More Details Original Title. Friend Reviews.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Very Hungry Caterpillar , please sign up. What is about the very hungry caterpillar? Beck It is about a very hungry caterpillar. How do o read the book? Beck You can't read books on this site just rate and review them. See all 24 questions about The Very Hungry Caterpillar…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details.

More filters. Sort order. Dec 12, Chris rated it really liked it. 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. View all 46 comments. Apr 10, Mark Lawrence rated it it was amazing. Former president George W.

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Bush named this his favorite book from childhood it came out when he was 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! He puts a hole through everything be it a slice of watermelon or wacca menon Former president George W. 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! So what does this epic teach us?

Our caterpillar just sticks a single hole in each food item - he ain't that sort of greedy, he'll leave some for others. Our caterpillar ain't picky, he'll try anything once, even gherkin!

A nice green leaf will sort you out.

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Straighten up and fly right and you too could become a beautiful butterfly and Join my 3-emails-a-year newsletter Prizes FreeContent View all 17 comments. Feb 24, Mischenko rated it it was amazing. 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. 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. 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!

View all 6 comments. 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 I dislike that the author couldn't come up with some differing foodstuffs Chocolate cake AND a cupcake?

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 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? 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.

View all 35 comments. 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 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.

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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?

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 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. 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.

If I messed it up, let me know!

But the next morning, it becomes Sunday again. The caterpillar recovered after he eats one green leaf.

Finally, he's neither hungry nor little. The caterpillar spins a cocoon around himself.

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There, inside he sleeps in it for 2 weeks. Later, the caterpillar emerges as a butterfly with large, gorgeous, multi-coloured wings. Development[ edit ] In a sense the book was inspired by a hole punch : "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. SlideShare Explore Search You. Submit Search. Successfully reported this slideshow.

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Everyday he must rise and eat in a terrible, repetitive cycle that teaches us early of the mundanity of the working week. He puts a hole through everything be it a slice of watermelon or wacca menon Former president George W. I always think of the wonderful advice I received from my twin cousins when they were in art school in the late '30s.

I do, as well. Lovely memories and great things come from it. So, in , with a fine portfolio in hand and forty dollars in his pocket, he arrived in New York. Retrieved from " https: