Very Hungry Caterpillar is a highly interactive, informative, and illustrative book described as “one of the greatest childhood classics of all time” and has sold almost 50 million copies worldwide. This book uses distinctive collage illustrations to show the story of a caterpillar dissecting the pangs and toils of its life. The language of the book is very simple to encourage children to read the book themselves. With its extensive illustrations, the book also provides a lot of information to the children and at the same time persuades them to think and answer some questions; like the number of days in a week or naming food items, or stating the stages of evolution of a caterpillar.
Very Hungry Caterpillar books have won numerous awards worldwide for being highly interactive, educational, and informative and are translated into almost 40 languages. It has also been endorsed by the Royal Entomological Society as it very accurately states the metamorphosis process. It also makes a great book for early learning, teaching numbers to little ones and teaching how to identify colours with its bright and contrasting colour scheme.
The book contains some really interesting facts written in an easy and simplistic manner. The simple story of a caterpillar’s transformation into a beautiful butterfly has become widely popular because of its scientific approach. As a simple yet engaging story with very easy-to-understand language, it is an effortless learning experience for little ones.