Thursday, April 9, 2009
The Very Hungary Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Eric Carle created this masterpiece that will be around for generations to come. Every child loves to watch the caterpillar eat itself sick, touching the holes left behind and then turn into a beautiful butterfly. There is something about nature which draws not only children in but adults. We love creation and the beauty it provides our world and in this story how it teaches us that change can be okay. For the 40th celebration, Eric Carle has created a pop-up book that I know children will love and the Easter Bunny is bringing to my shelf. Perhaps when my children are older and faced with a change they will remember from the days they were tiny the story I read to them over and over about a little caterpillar that makes his way in the world and then accepts the change to a beautiful butterfly. This book is found in many formats from board book style for babies, to hardback editions, scholastic has a paperback edition, and now the pop-up style. It can truly be enjoyed at any level your child reaches.