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4.7 out of 5 stars
The Very Hungry Caterpillar board book
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on September 5, 2003
This is a sweet little story about a caterpillar who becomes a "beautiful butterfly." My 16-month-old daughters got this book around their first birthday and love it. It really holds their interest which is very much not the case for many longer books. The artwork is simple, yet fascinating to young children (and their parents as well). Little fingers poke at the holes in the food and my girls love the shorter pages because they're easy for them to turn. The pictures and story help babies and toddlers learn to identify simple objects (moon, sun, leaf, caterpillar, butterfly, etc).
We read this book along with several others every night as part of our bedtime routine, but this is the only book I have yet to get tired of even though I have long since memorized it. It's also the only book that holds my daughters' attention almost every single time. It's a great addition to any baby or toddler library.
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on April 29, 2002
I bought this book for my cousin when she was just 3 and a half. She loves to see and hear the story of the caterpillar that keeps eating and eating. She loves the way the caterpillar was so hungry he seems to have eaten right through the pages of the book.
That is not just a feature that makes the book one more enjoyable, but helps in cognitive development and the concept of object permanence. Because she is able to count along with the all of the things the caterpillar eats, and they are always on the page she understands the concept better.
Because this is a board book, it is durable enough to handle the abuse that toddlers can put a book through.
Why 4 stars?:
Eric Carle has created a masterpiece that will last through the generations. The features of this book cannot be ignored and so, it belongs on the bookshelves of parents and caregivers.
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on February 25, 2001
this is a great book for young children. The illustrations have a unique style, that are accurate and follow the text very well. The book helps the children ask question such as" How much can he eat?", and " I wonder what he'll eat next." the story maintain an even flow, of building on what happened in the page before hand. The book takes the children on wonderous adventure making them think what food will he eat, and how much more will eat before he is full. It also follows the sequence of nature to add to the children's learning.
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on December 10, 2002
When I was little, I loved to chase butterfly's. But i never knew where one reall y came from. I just thought that the mama butterfly had a baby butterfly. But when my mom read this book to me, I figured out how the cycle really works. This book is a very easy reader for young children, and a favorite to all. It talks about how the caterpillar is born, how it lives as a caterpillar, how it makes a cocoon, and how it turns into a butterfly. And when you are little, you are just amazed by this stuff. That is why I liked this book when i was younger.
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on December 10, 2002
When I was little, I loved to chase butterfly's. But i never knew where one reall y came from. I just thought that the mama butterfly had a baby butterfly. But when my mom read this book to me, I figured out how the cycle really works. This book is a very easy reader for young children, and a favorite to all. It talks about how the caterpillar is born, how it lives as a caterpillar, how it makes a cocoon, and how it turns into a butterfly. And when you are little, you are just amazed by this stuff. That is why I liked this book when i was younger.
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on December 10, 2002
When I was little, I loved to chase butterfly's. But i never knew where one reall y came from. I just thought that the mama butterfly had a baby butterfly. But when my mom read this book to me, I figured out how the cycle really works. This book is a very easy reader for young children, and a favorite to all. It talks about how the caterpillar is born, how it lives as a caterpillar, how it makes a cocoon, and how it turns into a butterfly. And when you are little, you are just amazed by this stuff. That is why I liked this book when i was younger.
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on October 23, 2002
The very Hungry Caterpillar was a funny book and a good book for children 8 and under to read. This bool was quick to read. It is about a caterpillar alive that is born looking for food. I think its funny because everything he runs into he eats. At one point he eats a hole [bunch] of food. He eats some cake and just a hole bunch of food. The hungry caterpillar likes fruit expicially. Then he eats some leafs and goes to bed. Then something really cool happens. I do recommend this book it is a good book and I enjoyed it.
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on April 2, 2001
We've had this book most of my son's life (18 months). It's been fascinating to see him appreciate new things in the pictures and to be able to identify some of the foods the catepillar eats.
As a parent, it's refreshing to actually have a story line in a kids book. The repitition of the foods eaten each day, and the lesson in counting and days of the week it provides, makes it fun for all of us to read. And yes, the pictures are wonderful!
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on April 4, 2000
I have children aged 5,3 & 1 year. My 3 year old loves this book the best as a story. My 5 year old enjoys trying to "read" it. The repetition in this book is great & the pictures help the children to "read." My children are also picking up the concept of DAYS OF THE WEEK and this book is a lot of help in that area. My 1 year old just likes to here me read & the repetition keeps her listening intently.
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on March 20, 2002
My son loves this book and it's easy to see why. With Carle's inimitable artwork and properly-sized finger-holes there for the poking, this is an excellent book for the little ones. And it's educational too, describing the progression from caterpillar to cocoon to butterfly. My son loves saying "He stayed inside for more than twooooo weeeeks!", mimicing me as I read it to him.
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