Brief: The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a book which has been a favorite among toddlers for ages. It is one of the most popular book by the famous Eric Carle. This big picture book narrates the tale of an egg who turns into a caterpillar... this caterpillar is very hungry... he eats, eats and eats and then becomes a cocoon and finally a butterfly.
Why I picked it: Lots of pictures, colors, days of the week, numbers, transformation... this book promised lots of fun.
My initial reaction: When I first saw the book, I fell in love with the book. I was worried if it's appropriate for Z's age.
Z's initial reaction: Z didn't take a liking for the book in the first instance. She didn't want me to read it when I first bought the book.
My take on the book now: I love the book, the only problem is I have to read it again and again and again.
Z's take now: She just loves the book, she wants me to read it at least 6-7 times daily. This book sure has become a great companion to Z.
How do we read it: In a totally animated manner, with different sounds and expressions. Even Z does her bit, whenever I mention something the caterpillar has eaten she makes a sound as if you are eating something. Before I reach the portion of the book when the caterpillar has stomach ache she does "Aaaaoooo! Aaaaoooo! Aaaaooo!" imitating me. And the end of the book has to be followed by her claps.
Age Group: 1-4 Years
Buy it from: I bought it from Flipkart - The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Big Board Book)
This is the one we have. You can buy soft books or hard books which comes with a toy (many options are available.)