The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Written and illustrated by Eric Carle
Published by Philomel
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Follows the progress of a hungry little 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. Die-cut pages illustrate what the caterpillar ate on successive days.

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    It's a classic for a reason! This was the first book my first baby showed a clear preference for - I think it's something about the bright colors and big shapes on a plain white background. Regardless, it's one we read, have read, and will read over and over again!

    Ted Dewan
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    "The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of the pillars of children's culture," says Ted Dewan. "It's almost like talking about how great the Beatles were. It's beyond reproach."

    Publisher's Weekly
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    "While the prominent use of white space lends a sparser feel than in the picture book, the shimmering wings of the pop-up butterfly dazzle..."

    Book Trust
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    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.

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What day did the caterpillar eat oranges?
  1. A
    Tuesday
  2. B
    Friday
  3. C
    Sunday
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Book Details

ISBN
9780399208539
Publication Date
October 15, 1981
Reading Age
2 - 5 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
93137494
WorldCat Number (OCLC)
227196351
ASIN/ISBN 10
0399208534
Lexile® Level
AD460L
ATOS® Book Level
2.9
Accelerated Reader® Points
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz
5496
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
LG

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