The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Eric Carle

Paint Picture and Story by Dara A. Chambers


    One Sunday a tiny caterpillar pops out of an egg.  When he comes out he is very hungry and immediately starts looking for food.

    He spends the next seven days eating lots of different foods.  He eats an apple, pears, plums, strawberries, oranges, and lots of other goodies.

    By the seventh day he has eaten so much that he has become a very big caterpillar.  He builds a cocoon around himself, and he stays in the cocoon for about two weeks...

Critical Thinking Question

1. What do you think happened when the caterpillar came out of the cocoon?

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