The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle

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Title: The Very Hungry CaterpillarThe Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Author: Eric Carle
Genre: Baby Board Books
Age Category: Infant to 2 years

The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Summary

Eric Carle’s classic baby board book, The Very Hungry CaterpillarThe Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, begins with a small white egg resting on a leaf by moonlight.  When the sun comes up the next morning—on Sunday—the little egg hatches and a tiny, very hungry caterpillar pops out.

The caterpillar goes searching for food over the course of the week.  It finds and eats holes through several kinds of fruit, food that you might expect a caterpillar to like.  For example, on Monday he eats through an apple, on Tuesday two pears, on Wednesday three plums, and so on.  However, after eating five oranges on Friday he is still hungry (he is a very hungry caterpillar!), so on Saturday Continue reading

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