The Very Hungry Caterpillar: 50th Anniversary Golden Edition
Penguin, 2018 (2018)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
he illustrations of this 50th anniversary edition of Eric Carle's
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
ne Sunday morning '
a tiny and very hungry caterpillar
' pops out of an egg on a leaf, and starts eating - an apple on Monday, 2 pears on Tuesday, 3 plums, 4 strawberries, 5 oranges ... Saturday's long list of mouthwatering edibles gives him a stomachache!
y Sunday, he's '
a big, fat caterpillar
' who cocoons himself and, two weeks later, transforms into - of course you know, '
a beautiful butterfly!
hat a lovely way to explain metamorphosis - and don't miss Dolly Parton's
and Eric Carle's own story at the back of this splendid book.
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