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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Kids love read-aloud books! You can improve your English as well as your kid’s by reading to them.

We will post a number of the best books for children and ESL learners and we will start with The Very Hungry Caterpillar By Eric Carle.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of the best-selling books of all time with more than 35 million copies sold.

Here is the full text of the book:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

In the light of the moon, a little egg lay on a leaf.

One Sunday morning, the warm sun came up and pop! – out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar.

He started to look for some food.

On Monday he ate through one apple. But he was still hungry.

On Tuesday, he ate through two pears, but he was still hungry.

On Wednesday, he ate through three plums, but he was still hungry.

On Thursday, he ate through four strawberries, but he was still hungry.

On Friday, he ate through five oranges, but he was still hungry.

On Saturday he ate through one piece of chocolate cake, one ice-cream cone, one pickle, one slice of swiss cheese, one slice of salami, one lollipop, one piece of cherry pie, one sausage, one cupcake, and one slice of watermelon. That night he had a stomachache!

The next day was Sunday again. The caterpillar ate through one nice green leaf, and after that he felt much better.

Now he wasn’t hungry anymore, and he wasn’t a little caterpillar anymore. He was a big, fat caterpillar.

He built a small house around himself, called a Cocoon, And he stayed inside for more than two weeks.

Then he nibbled a hole in the cocoon, pushed his way out, and...

he was a beautiful butterfly.

Here is another link on YouTube

Here is another link on YouTube

Book information:
Reading age: 2+
Number of words: 227
Number of unique words: 106, Word list
Number of page: 26
Year: 1969
Links: Amazon, Wikipedia, YouTube, Goodreads, LibraryThing, Common Sense Media, Printables

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