The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of many great books I received at my baby shower. Matt told me it was one of his favorite books as a child, so I decided it would be a great book to start off my post shower book reviews.
As it is a book for a parent to read to their child, it uses repetition to be memorable showing what the caterpillar ate each day, still hungry from the day before.
Each day of the week he ate more than the day before. The foods eaten are colorful and healthy fruits that will be familiar to and delight children. Until Saturday, when he ate more food than any other day, some healthy choices and some not.
The caterpillar even had to eat a lot less the next day, something parents may take a few moments to adlib and explain to their children why they, too might eat less after eating a lot the day before.
The book has a cute ending which could also lead to a discussion with children about the caterpillar life cycle and what they can become as they mature.
Though I wasn’t familiar with this book before, I now see why it was one of Matt’s favorites and look forward to reading it to our child.
Rating – five baby booties out of five