The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric CarleFormer president George W. Bush named this his favorite book from childhood (it came out when he was 23 ... but perhaps he meant his kids childhood). In any event its one of my favorites from my childhood, and from reading to my own kids. Was it the first to put holes through its pages? Probably not, but it worked very well. Kids like sticking their fingers in things - genius!
Anyhow - this is one HUNGRY caterpillar! He puts a hole through everything be it a slice of watermelon (or wacca menon as my daughter first said it), ice cream cone, or sausage.
It is in fact one of the bestselling books in the history of literature!
So what does this epic teach us?
1/ Everything in moderation. Our caterpillar just sticks a single hole in each food item - he aint that sort of greedy, hell leave some for others.
2/ Try new things. Our caterpillar aint picky, hell try anything once, even gherkin!
3/ Eat healthy to avoid stomach ache. A nice green leaf will sort you out.
4/ Change is good. Straighten up and fly right and you too could become a beautiful butterfly and... um ... fly, right!
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar book
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is a popular story with both very young and older learners, and it is very interesting for a lot of kids who are developing their knowledge of the natural world around them. In terms of language learning, this book is perfect to focus on food , days of the week , counting and colours. See reviews and purchase options here or watch the videos below. Great for supporting teaching of food, days of the week, the butterfly lifecycle, colours and numbers, while developing fine motor skills, literacy skills, social skills and understanding of the world. Super Simple Songs Do you like food? Song for kids. Super English Kid!
One Sunday morning the warm sun came up and pop! Out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar. On Monday he ate through one apple. But he was still hungry. On Tuesday he ate through two pears, but he was still hungry. On Wednesday he ate through three plums, but he was still hungry.