Translated from The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle.
One sunny Sunday, the caterpillar was hatched out of a tiny egg. He was very hungry.
On Monday, he ate through one apple; on Tuesday, he ate through two pears; on Wednesday he ate through three plums – and still he was hungry. Full at last, he made a cocoon around himself and went to sleep, to wake
up a few weeks later wonderfully transformed into a butterfly.
Strikingly bold, colorful pictures and large, simple text tell the story of the hungry little caterpillar’s progress through an amazing variety and quantity of foods.
Brilliant innovative designer and artist Eric Carle has dramatized the story of one of nature’s most common yet loveliest marvels, the metamorphosis of the butterfly, in a picture book to delight as well as instruct the young reader or listener.
Clever die-cut pages show what the caterpillar ate on successive days, graphically introducing sets of up to ten objects and simultaneously the names of the days of the week in rotation, as well as telling the central story of the transformation of the caterpillar.
The final double-page picture of the butterfly is a joyous explosion of color, a vibrant affirmation of the wonder and beauty of nature.