Very Hungry Caterpillar
Review by: Laura
This book begins
with a tiny egg lying on a leaf. When Sunday morning comes, the
bright sun comes up and the caterpillar comes out of the egg. This
is no ordinary caterpillar. This is a very hungry caterpillar.
The caterpillar goes on a search for food.
He eats one through one apple on Monday and two pears on Tuesday.
On Wednesday he munches through three plums. Thursday he is
still hungry so he finds four strawberries to eat, and nibbles on five
oranges on Friday. On Saturday, he is still so very hungry, so he
eats through a lot of unusual things for a caterpillar, things like
salami, cherry pie, ice cream, and even watermelon. Saturday night
he has a tummy ache. It is Sunday again, and the caterpillar is
still hungry so instead of more junk food, he finds a nice green leaf to
munch through. This makes his tummy feel much better, too.
Because of all the things he eats, he isnít
little anymore. He is a big, fat caterpillar. The big
caterpillar builds a cocoon around him and stays inside for a couple of
weeks. Soon he is ready to get out of his house. The book
concludes with the caterpillar nibbling his way out - and becoming a
A great introductory science lesson for
preschoolers age 2 years and up.