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.
I really enjoyed this book because it kept my attention. It kept my attention through the vivid pictures and positive tone. By the end of the book, it was exciting to see the baby caterpillar grown into a beautifl butterfly.
This book would be great to use during a unit about the lifecycle of catepillars. After reading the book, you can discuss with the children (young readers) the cycle and help them discover the world of science and how insects are born, live and carry on in the future. You could also have a group discussion of foods that are good for you and ones that are not. Let the children decide and let them input on what is healthy and why. To conflict this, you could also have them decide what foods the caterpillar ate that were not so great for him and they should be enabled to understand what caused the caterpillar to have a stomacheache.
On the other hand, I'm not sure it's a book very well-suited for board book format. The best feature of the book, the holes, are too small to be
In retrospect, it would have been better to wait a few years and then just get the regular hardcover edition.