by Eric Carle
It’s not often that one of the most miraculous lessons in science is taught in such beautiful and engaging manner. The Very Hungry Caterpillar teaches children the concept of metamorphosis in a manner that even the youngest of readers will understand.
Children will love the greedy little caterpillar that tries to eat healthy then discovers the appeal of junk food only to pay the price for such indulgence. All is well in the end as the charming little caterpillar turns into a beautiful butterfly. Beyond the science, this book includes counting, days of the week, nutrition, plus the holes in the food that are just so darn fun to stick little fingers through. Sure to be an all-time favorite!
In this Issue
- Just as the Very hungry Caterpillar eats 1 apple, 2 pears, 3 plums, 4 strawberries, and 5 oranges, make our Caterpillar Counting Fruit Salad.
- Find out How and What Does a Butterfly Eat?
- Turn a fruit featured in the book into Caterpillar Fruit Stamps!
- Learn about the life cycle of a butterfly with this week's Book Play.