The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle, Penguin Random House, 2019 (first published in 1969)


This story follows the life cycle of an adorable (and ravenous) little caterpillar, from coming out of his egg to becoming a butterfly.

Tranche(s) d’âge

0-3 ANS, 3-5 ANS


Appréciation du livre

This is a classic story that has been loved for generations. It allows us to teach and practice the days of the week and numbers and to talk about the life cycle of a caterpillar.

Réaction des enfants

Children adore following the caterpillar on his travels as he attempts to fill his belly with all kinds of good food! The illustrations capture their attention and they love the fact that the caterpillar has literally eaten his way through the pages !


Fiches de lecture

See how Bethany plans to read this book. Download Prep Sheet for The very hungry carterpillar

Download the blank form to plan your story telling.

Suggestion d'activité

Create a carterpillar alphabet.

Activity – The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Heure du conte Manimot

Announce the activity with the writable poster : Poster The very hungry carterpillar

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