About this item
On Sunday a caterpillar hatches from his egg. On Monday he eats an apple. On Tuesday he eats two pears. On Wednesday he eats three plums. The hungry caterpillar eats more and more food for every day of the week. What will happen to the caterpillar after all this eating? Die-cut pages and colorfully textured collage illustrations accompany the simple text. Introducing readers to colors, foods, numbers, the days of the week, and the concept of metamorphosis, THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR is the first book in Carle's extremely popular Very series that includes such other titles as THE VERY QUIET CRICKET and THE VERY BUSY SPIDER.
Follows the progress of a hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep. On board pages.
Number of Pages: 13
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Animals / Insects + Spiders, General, Concepts / Counting + Numbers
Publisher: Philomel Books
Street Date: March 1, 1994
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-0166
Most helpful positive reviews
Great Book for all ages
5 out of 5 stars
Anonymous — 8 years ago
I have three kids ages 5, 3 & 20 months old. They all love this book. It teaches colors and numbers. I love board books too since they last WAY longer than a book with paper pages. They also highlight this at the library for being an excellent teaching book. Fun and colorful, totally great!
5 out of 5 stars
Michelle — 5 years ago
My kids and I love this board book. Board books are great in general because they hold up longer than the others. This one is really cute. Helps the kids with numbers, colors and learning the days of the week as well. I have 3 kids varying in ages from 18m to 6 years and it has been a favorite in ou...see moreof the reviewer's review