The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Eric Carle

Reading Age: 5+

Interest level: 0+

by Eric Carle

Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar deserves its reputation as a much-loved classic. Full of bright and imaginative illustrations and ingenious cut-out details, it charts the progress of a very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through the week.


The pictures readily engage children's attention and involve them in the reading process, while helping them learn about numbers, days of the week and time. This is a fantastic book for pre-school children, who are sure to demand it time and time again.


Publisher: Puffin

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Average rating: 3/5

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3 October 2016

Liliana really enjoyed looking at the pictures and the bright colours. She was eager to turn the pages to see more! She's still a bit young for counting so we hope to read about the Caterpillar's adventures again!

Rating: 5 star
3 July 2015

The Very Hungary Caterpillar is a great book for young children. I myself loved it when I was young. It's a wonderful book!

Rating: 4 star
Kyra Schluer
17 October 2013

It is funny when the caterpillar get's FAT because he was GREEDY.

Rating: 5 star
Alia Bennison
14 October 2013

I loved reading this book to pre-school children and we also had all the 'food' to feed our caterpillar. It encourages healthy eating and also counting skills. Excellent book

Rating: 5 star
Fran Kendaal
United Kingdom
8 October 2013

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