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My 3 year old really likes this book. One of his favourite bed time storiesRead moreLess
"brillent and entertaining classic…"
Tops! this has been a fave since I was a child. there are some really good interactive copies out there with all sorts of cut-aways and peep through bits. this book needs to be on every shelf!Read moreLess
"Quite simply a Classic!!!…"
I had this book when I was a child, and now my 2 kids love this book too.
Such a simple but a great idea, and beautifully put together.
The king of all board books!!!Read moreLess
"An excellent board book…"
I had this book as a child and it was one of my favourites. It was one of the first board books I bought for me to read to DD. It's a book that she has enjoyed over time and will develop in the future.
From being able to help mama turn the pages to pointing at items on the pages, now she's saying what they are.
A book that will be treasured for generations.Read moreLess
"My daughter and I give this 10/10. I bought this book…"
My daughter and I give this 10/10.
I bought this book because I remembered it as on of my favourites when I was young.The illustrations fire my daughter's imagination with all the colours.
It is a really fun interactive read and is great for the developing vocabulary. My daughter loves counting the number of apples, plums etc that the caterpillar eats and really enjoys reciting what he eats on the Saturday.
I would recommend this book to anyone as a classic.Read moreLess
"A classic that I loved as a child and it…"
A classic that I loved as a child and it still has that magic. Also teaches numbers and days of the week. Available as board book and normal - i have both as it's a favourite!Read moreLess
"Comments from other Mumsnetters: "A classic book - the lovely story…"
Comments from other Mumsnetters:
"A classic book - the lovely story of a caterpillar eating his way through the book and eventually turning into a butterfly". "Great for learning the days of the week and numbers". "I remember reading this as a child and it's still just as engaging for my children". "Kids of all ages love the bright, simple pictures and the little holes in the pages to stick their fingers through". "Get the board version - It's much less likely to tear when little fingers stick through the holes".Read moreLess
"This is my baby's favourite book. In fact she…"
This is my baby's favourite book. In fact she used to get so excited on the first page, she was sick once! Now she is 9mo she's putting her fingers through the caterpillar holes and turning the little pages.Read moreLess
"An absolute classic!…"
An absolute classic!Read moreLess
"Love this book, even read it when i was a…"
Love this book, even read it when i was a child and now have read it to my little brother and nephew too who enjoy it very much, now wanting to feed a caterpillar lolRead moreLess
"This is a classic book. Bright detailed pictures, such a…"
This is a classic book. Bright detailed pictures, such a simple story but so re-readable!
My DS loves this, and I never dread reading it to him at bedtime!Read moreLess
"Great story with colorful pictures. We have one with CD…"
Great story with colorful pictures. We have one with CD and our kids listen to it in the car.
Definately best for young toddler.Read moreLess
"Simply The Best !!…"
Simply The Best !!Read moreLess
"everyone should own this book,it is a timeless classic for…"
everyone should own this book,it is a timeless classic for kids.Read moreLess
"This is a brilliant book, especially if you get the…"
This is a brilliant book, especially if you get the board book type. It is so simple but so effective. Counting, colours and words, its all in their, a definate classicRead moreLess
"my 20mo loves this book - she howls at the…"
my 20mo loves this book - she howls at the moon, counts the fruit and names all the food that the "cappa" has eaten! She also loves the little holes through the pages! A classic book that is well worth buying.Read moreLess
"Both DD's and I love this book, as well as…"
Both DD's and I love this book, as well as DH, as it is short enough for us not to mind reading it twice but long enough for them, plus since a very small age they have been playing with the holes in the book and turning the different size pages.
Do not but the paper copy for an under 3 though, always the hardback <speaks from bitter experience>Read moreLess
"i love the very hungry caterpillar and so do my…"
i love the very hungry caterpillar and so do my kid.Read moreLess
"An engaging book to share with your little one.…"
An engaging book to share with your little one. I feel so good when I cuddle up to read with my grandchildren.
This book is always first choice.Read moreLess
"Without a doubt my daughters favourite book, it's also deceptively…"
Without a doubt my daughters favourite book, it's also deceptively educational!
We read this book every bed time, normally 2-3 times a night, and sometimes in the day time too, any suggestion of another bedtime book is met with protest and she always goes down in her cot asking for "more 'pillar, more 'pillar"!
My daughter isn't even 2 yet and she can already count to 10, and recognise pretty much any fruit, and knows all about the sun and the moon, and I would put that largely down to this book (she probably has a complex understanding of metamorphosis too by now, considering how much I have to read this! :p)
The illustrations are beautiful (as with any eric carle book), and comes in board and paperback variety (we have both) so no need to worry about little hands tearing the pages.
This should be the first book you buy your child, it's completely indispensible, and has been loved by generations.Read moreLess
"What a delightful book that appealed to me when I…"
What a delightful book that appealed to me when I was a child, and I now have the pleasure in sharing it with my little boy. He loves the colours and putting his fingers through the holes. It has helped him grasp the days of the week and he just loves to read to everything the caterpillar eats on Saturday. Pure enjoyment!Read moreLess
"Lovely story that keeps young children captivated - especially after…"
Lovely story that keeps young children captivated - especially after they have seen a real life caterpillar. Beautifully illustrated with lots of bright colours and the repetition that holds their attention and makes it a favourite book.Read moreLess
"Great book, my boys never tire of reading it and…"
Great book, my boys never tire of reading it and counting the pieces of fruit the caterpillar eats.Read moreLess
"Its just one of those books that every child should…"
Its just one of those books that every child should have or read.
Such a lovely little story and beautifully illustrated.Read moreLess
"A timeless classic that is enjoyed by my daughter (2…"
A timeless classic that is enjoyed by my daughter (2 1/2) today as much as it was by me as a child. The hardboard version is particularly useful as it saves dammage from entheusiastic little hands!Read moreLess
"My kids loved this book when they were little so…"
My kids loved this book when they were little so for my DGS 1st birthday I bought a 'special keepsake edition' so that he and his mummy could enjoy it together! It really is a timeless classic which you can never get bored off, simple easy to read and understand and great fun - even after all these years!Read moreLess
"As a childminder I have had many copies of this…"
As a childminder I have had many copies of this classic book. All my mindees love it.Read moreLess
"Wonderful classic, which all children seem to know off by…"
Wonderful classic, which all children seem to know off by heart. In a class the other day, when discussing what happens to a caterpillar, one child said 'it makes a small house around itself called a cocoon', and several others recognised that from the hungry caterpillar!Read moreLess
"We have the board book version of this and both…"
We have the board book version of this and both my children love it. The pictures of the different foods are so colourful and my daughter loves to say the foods as I point to them. As a baby she loved playing with all the different sized pages and the holes! Now she will happily sit and listen to the story and is even trying to read it herself. Great for teaching so many things: life-cycles, different foods, counting etc.Read moreLess
"I just want to add my own praise for this…"
I just want to add my own praise for this book which both children have loved since babyhood; one loved the eating story and the other the caterpiller disappearing in and out of the holes.Read moreLess
"Goog way of learning1…"
Goog way of learning1Read moreLess
"We received this book, and the tiny soft toy caterpillar,…"
We received this book, and the tiny soft toy caterpillar, as when my son was born. We have been reading this story to him since before he can remember. He just turned five and still loves this story. The colors are great and the butterfly at the end alwasy delights. A must have for childrens library.Read moreLess
"I remember this book from when I was a child…"
I remember this book from when I was a child and so purchased the sturdy board book edition for my son. He love the illustrations and the holes munched by the hungry caterpillar. in fact he loves it so much he now has the quilt and sheet set with caterpillar cushion for his bed!Read moreLess
"I seem to be the only person who thinks this…"
I seem to be the only person who thinks this book is awful!! I am 40 and can remember it at my own library. The pictures and the font are dated, my 17 mth old hates it,...there is very little in it for him to look and point at...and nothing for me to build a story around. THe idea of the holes is fun but, they are way too small for him to put his finger through.Read moreLess
"Wonderful book which both my children have memorised word for…"
Wonderful book which both my children have memorised word for word, a great help with colours, numbers, days of the week.Read moreLess
"Having loved this as Child it was the first book…"
Having loved this as Child it was the first book I bought DD. She loves the holes in the pages (if you buy the board book) and will spend hours poking her fingers in each one!
A Classic to be loved by our new generation.Read moreLess
"LOVE IT!!! Just been voted best book in the…"
LOVE IT!!! Just been voted best book in the top 100 in a survey by Junior magazine and our house totally agrees!!! We have the hard back version so can withstand sticky, clumsy hands!! BUT still remember this as one of my favourites as a child and am touched that it is now one of my childrens. Beautifully illustrated and a lovely simple story which kids love and can talk aboutRead moreLess
"Kids love and I STILL love it from reading it…"
Kids love and I STILL love it from reading it as a kid. Really sweet book, perfect for little ones of all ages. We have the heard back book so excellent for little fingersRead moreLess
"Lovely book and educational too! Beautiful illustrations and of…"
Lovely book and educational too! Beautiful illustrations and of course, a classic.Read moreLess
"DS1 (4) and DD1 (3) both still love this book,…"
DS1 (4) and DD1 (3) both still love this book, even though they know the words off by heart. The story is timeless and it's such a great learning aid in so many ways: numbers, days of the week, cycle of a butterfly etc.Read moreLess
"Educational, colourful and fun. With your child you can…"
Educational, colourful and fun. With your child you can made up and play games as you read this book. Lots of things to spot and count. Also helps to prepare your child for the national curriculum - when they have butterfly eggs to hatch at school they will already have an understanding of what is going to happen. Pass the food quickly! One not to miss.Read moreLess
"This is one of my dd's favourite books, we have…"
This is one of my dd's favourite books, we have read this many times.Read moreLess
"This is one of those books you go out and…"
This is one of those books you go out and buy as soon as you get pregnant!
I remember it from childhood and couldn't wait to share it with my children. The story is lovely, interesting and informative with humour thrown in. Add to that the lovely pictures and the holes/cutouts and you have a real winner!Read moreLess
"Excellant classic chilren's book. The children 'read' along and love…"
Excellant classic chilren's book. The children 'read' along and love the pics. There are little holes where the catapillar has eaten its way through the book. A must have for every child.Read moreLess
"This is a great book for all ages because as…"
This is a great book for all ages because as a baby it can be bought as hardback so it is fairly robust. At the moment i have managed to read it with my 8 month old and my 22 month old. The 8 month old just wants to grab it and the 22 month old now likes to listen to the story. It is funny as babies seem fascinated with the holes in the pages which adds another element to reading with them.Read moreLess
"It was fab when I read it back in the…"
It was fab when I read it back in the early 70's and my three children have all loved it too. My 16 month old loves poking her fingers through the holes and my 5 year old loves to read it to her. An absolute must have classic.Read moreLess