The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle – Kids Book Review

The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle – Kids Book Review

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Read on this kids book review of the bestseller The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Author: Eric Carle
Distributor: Puffin Books
Age in yrs : 1.5+
Recommendation : Strong 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of the most illustrative and informative books for children between the age group of 1 to 5 years. The book is basically the story of a caterpillar dissecting the pangs and toils of its life. The language of the book is very simple. This has been especially done so that the children are encouraged to read the book themselves. With its extensive illustrations, the book also provides a lot of information to the children and at the same time persuades them to think and answer some questions; like the number of days in a week or naming food items or stating the stages of evolution of a caterpillar.

Fact and Fiction Balanced Well

The author has given away some really interesting facts in the book in an easy manner which is why the knowledge becomes readily available to the children and they rather take it as obvious facts. While doing so, however, the author has not indulged in scientific facts that become boring after a point and has also emphasized on the fictional things that might amuse the children. Furthermore, the book very accurately states the metamorphosis process which has been endorsed by the Royal Entomological Society.

Timeless Classic for Children

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of the best timeless classics for children because the book and the story was initially published in 1969, but over the course of 40 years, the book still hasn’t lost its charm and continues to mesmerize young readers from around the globe. The simple story of a caterpillar’s transformation into a beautiful butterfly has become widely popular because of its scientific approach.

Eric Carle’s books have an uncommon place in everyone’s heart. The way he makes his representations makes them so bright and engaging all. This Very Hungry Caterpillar book has holes through its pages and it worked extremely well with kids as they like putting their fingers in things.

It is a very cute charming tale about growing up – development of a caterpillar from egg to butterfly and in the meantime it’s very educational for younger children because the main character has to overcome his ravenous appetite, so ends up eating a lot.

In this procedure youngsters can learn to count, explore different fruits, hues and find out about caterpillars transform into butterflies.

It also gives a good introduction to days of the week and some food vocabulary.

In this book we discover that caterpillars, similar to people, appreciate eating junk food and fall sick, so we can likewise make a point to kids about adhering to a good diet as the caterpillar feels better after eating leaves(good diet).

Book Review by Vaishnavi YelchurRead all reviews by Vaishnavi HERE.

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