[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Very_Hungry_Caterpillar A children's picture book written by Eric Carle and first published in 1969]]. Since then it's been a staple of many childhoods and been translated into over 50 languages.

It tells the story of a caterpillar who eats his way through a great deal of food before ultimately becoming a butterfly.

A game based on the book called "The Very Hungry Caterpillar's ABCs" has been available on [[Creator/{{Nintendo}} Wii Ware]] since September 2011.
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!!''The Very Hungry Caterpillar'' contains examples of:
* BigEater: The titular caterpillar eats several times its own size in food over the course of a week.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* ShownTheirWork: Caterpillars really are big eaters (although they usually only eat one type of plant) before becoming chrysalises.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original draft for the story involved a book worm.
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