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The Very Hungry Caterpillar: 50th Anniversary Golden Edition    by Eric Carle order for
Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle
Order:  USA  Can
Penguin, 2018 (2018)
* * *   Reviewed by Hilary Williamson

The illustrations of this 50th anniversary edition of Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar are spectacular.

One 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!

By Sunday, he's 'a big, fat caterpillar' who cocoons himself and, two weeks later, transforms into - of course you know, 'a beautiful butterfly!'

What a lovely way to explain metamorphosis - and don't miss Dolly Parton's Appreciation and Eric Carle's own story at the back of this splendid book.

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