The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Author/Illustrator: Eric Carle

Publisher: Philomel Books

Publication Date: 1969

Genre: Picture Book and Fantasy Fiction

Audience: Gr. K-2

Overview: A very hungry caterpillar eats a little bit each more every day for a week and by the end of the week he is very full. Watch, and read, as this tiny caterpillar turns into this beautiful creature.

Activity: Have the students discuss all of the foods that the caterpillar ate. As they are mentioning them post on the chalkboard each food. (Have a picture of each food already drawn out on separate pieces of paper) After all the foods have been mentioned, ask students by sections to initial under their two favorite foods. Once everyone has gone help them create a bar graph with the given data.

Reviewer’s Name: Traci Daelemans