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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle

Written by: Eric Carle


This is a classic book that I remember reading when I was in Elementary school! It shows the life cycle of this caterpillar; showing how it eats and eats until he forms a cocoon and transforms into a beautiful butterfly! The illustrations in this book make it a must read! 


I would use this book in 1st-3rd grade. I think it would be a useful science lesson showing the life cycle of a particular kind of animal. You could also use this book to teach the days of the week! It could end up being a fun craft where you let the students decide what the caterpillar will eat on what day of the week!