If there is one book that you must read to your toddler, it is – “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle.
Carle is an American designer, illustrator and writer. His most noted children’s book – The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has been translated into more than 66 languages.
The book features a caterpillar who eats his way through a wide variety of food stuffs before pupating and emerging as a butterfly. It is a story of a small caterpillar who emerges from an egg and loves eating. So he begins to look for some food and eats through increasing quantities of both healthy and unhealthy food. The night he eats unhealthy food he gets a stomachache.
The next morning the caterpillar tries again and begins by eating one green leaf (which is a proper food for caterpillars). By following the right food, he feels much better. At the end, he is not hungry anymore and is no longer a little Caterpillar too. The big, fat caterpillar builds a cocoon around itself and finally emerges as a beautiful butterfly.
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