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The Very Hungry Caterpillar (1969)

by Eric Carle

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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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I've owned this book for a long time but probably never sat an intentionally read it. It was not my granddaughter's favorite book. Story of the life span of a caterpillar from egg to butterfly. Art work was done by the author. Eric Carle died this past year (2021). This book was first published in 1969. The art work in my book were new illustrations and were collages made from special papers. They are not the originals of course but the reproductions have maintained the vibrant colors. My cover art was from 1969. ( )
  Kristelh | May 18, 2022 |
Independent Reading Level: Grades K-1
Awards: Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards (2019)
  SteviePearce | May 2, 2022 |
The perfect book to base writing prompts on. ( )
  karlynnbraddick | Apr 27, 2022 |
Independent Reading Level: K-1
Awards: American Institute of Graphic Arts Award (1970), the Selection du Grand Prix des Treize in France (1972), and the Nakamori Reader's Prize in Japan (1975)
  GracieL | Apr 21, 2022 |
A great book for kids learning to read ( )
  Bookslesstravelled | Apr 15, 2022 |
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Stevenson, JulietNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For my sister Christa.
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In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf.
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He was a big, fat caterpillar.
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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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One sunny Sunday, the caterpillar was hatched out of a tiny egg. He was very hungry. On Monday, he ate through one apple; on Tuesday, he ate through three plums--and still he was hungry. When full at last, he made a cocoon around himself and went to sleep, to wake up a few weeks later wonderfully transformed into a butterfly!
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