Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Exciting Finish!

This was one of my first books. Amma read this book aloud to me when I was probably only 5 or 6 months old. Eric Carle's book is about a really hungry caterpillar who could not stop eating and what happens to him in the end. I love the bright colors in this book so much, that all I wanted to do was read and reread and reread this book.What was truly exciting was how the story and the pages kept building up to an exciting finish! The pages grow just like the caterpillar and there are tiny holes in them where the caterpillar has eaten through a fruit and emerged on the back of the page! I could slip my tiny fingers into these little holes. Amma did not even know that I was secretly learning to count, learning about different fruits and the days of the week, through this book. She would also mention the color of the fruits to me and she would talk about how eating all that junk got the caterpillar into trouble. You really have to get your parents to read this book to you, to know how great it is! Believe it or not, I now know the story by-heart! I cannot believe that this book has been around for over 40 years and yet it is so fresh in its ideas and the clever way it has been presented!

Paapa's Verdict: *****

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