The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

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Oh this little caterpillar! A most adorable hungry caterpillar that all my students loved in my years as a teacher. Now this same caterpillar excites my daughter with her adventures. Eric Carle wrote and illustrated his famous story The Very Hungry Caterpillar in 1969 which remains a best seller ever since.

The story is already considered a classic and Carle portrays deftly how a small caterpillar comes out of his egg and within a week eats various fruits until Saturday when he indulges in certain delicacies and gets a stomachache. So, the next day the caterpillar frugally picks a green leaflet and then makes a cocoon in which he spends the next few weeks. When he comes out of the cocoon, he has already been transformed into a graceful and colorful butterfly.

I recommend you read it to your little ones and also I find it suitable for beginners and elementary learners who study English as a second language. They will be able to identify vocabulary of fruit, food and days. Students will definitely feel satisfied once they can read an authentic text on their own and, believe me, this is the driving force to fall in love with a foreign language and continue to work with it.

 

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