Eric Carle's classic, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" remains a delight to audiences of all ages. This book follows the famished caterpillar's path as he eats his way through a selection of fresh fruit. This starts out with an apple on Monday – two pears on Tuesday and so on, assisting children with the concept of increasing numbers and the days of the week. Interestingly, when he eats unhealthy snacks such as cherry pie and chocolate cake, he ends up with a belly ache and has to have a sleep!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar can be used as a teaching aid to introduce subjects such as nutrition, counting, science (stages of a butterfly) and the days of the week.
The book has been published in both hard, soft cover and board book formats. There are supporting products including games, soft toys and puzzles. Pop onto Amazon to look at over 300 other reviews of the book from parents and academics.
Priced at around AU$20 and with more than twelve million copies already sold, it is unlikely to date or go out or favour.