The Very Hungry Caterpillar POP-UP BOOK by Eric Carle


This children’s book is full of colorful, vibrant pictures that are interactive for readers of all ages (but recommended for ages 3 and up) and the new 40th Anniversary POP-UP edition brings the story to life like never before!  This classic book tells the tale of a little caterpillar that eats and EaTs and EATS (to the point of getting a stomach ache!) until he is not so little anymore.  Then, as with all caterpillars,

“He built a small house called a cocoon, around himself.  He stayed inside for more than two weeks.”

Until he munched his way out and emerged as a beautiful butterfly.

This wonderful rendition of an old favorite of children everywhere adds even more excitement to a bright and engaging story.  However, not only is this book engaging for young children, but it can also be easily used to integrate science and art into the classroom.  There are dozens of activity ideas online for using The Very Hungry Caterpillar in a classroom setting as well as at home.

While the original version of this book is largely considered a staple in most libraries, the pop-up should certainly be added as well, at least we think so!


P.S. Click here for a great resource for using The Very Hungry Caterpillar in the classroom.

Happy Reading!

Carrie and Jill



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