The Very Hungry CaterpillarBook - 1976?
Carle's classic tale of a voracious caterpillar who eats his way through the days of the week and then changes into a eautiful butterfly has been reissued in a sumptuous twenty-fifth anniversary edition with a shiny, silver-coated cover and wonderfully thick, durably pages.
--The Horn Book
"The very hungry caterpillar literally eats his way through the pages of the book--and right into your child's heart..."
-- Mother's Manual
"Gorgeously illustrated, brilliantly innovative..."
-- The New York Times Book Review
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This post is part of our Guest Picks series, featuring members of our library community sharing their favorite books and movies. Known by some in my community as "Doctor Yum," I am a pediatrician and founder of The Doctor Yum Project, a nonprofit organization in Spotsylvania. We try to help families understand the connection between good food and good health with cooking instruction and… (more)
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Follow the progress of a little hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through this children's classic.
"I read this SO many times to my boys from the time they were babies. I love all the funny foods the caterpillar eats, I can probably still recite all of them even still!" Also available as a board book.
CRRLGrowaReader May 20, 2016
A HUNGRY caterpillar eats his way through a variety of picnic food until he can't eat another bite.
After a caterpillar hatches, he finds himself very, very hungry.
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This book shows the life cycle of the caterpillar from egg to butterfly. It also teaches numbers and counting with all of the foods that the caterpillar eats in the middle of the story.
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“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.
That night he had a stomach ache.”
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