Thursday, 25 March 2010

YOUNG ADULT REVIEW: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Finger Puppet Book - Eric Carle


Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of the bestselling picture books of all time, with over 33 million copies sold worldwide to date. This gorgeous new interactive format lets babies and toddlers join in the fun as the plush caterpillar finger puppet literally wriggles his way through the holes in each page, munching and crunching through foods before transforming into a beautiful butterfly! Count along and identify colours in this perfect first introduction to a picture-book classic.


OK, Lady Eleanor has loved the Hungry Caterpillar for years so it’s over to her to explain about this new incarnation of the much loved tale:
Having enjoyed this title for years when Gareth gave me the latest version, I was a bit surprised. The pages were quite chunky (well it was printed on thick card) but that added to the fun that you could have with the finger-puppet of the Caterpillar as you could make him wriggle through each page. A good way to help young readers learn to count is a book that I have more than a few fond memories of from my childhood. A definite classic.

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