Literature / 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 WiiWare
since September 2011.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar contains examples of:
- Big Eater: The titular caterpillar eats several times its own size in food over the course of a week.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The book is about... a very hungry caterpillar!
- Shown Their Work: Caterpillars really are big eaters (although they usually only eat one type of plant) before becoming chrysalises.
- What Could Have Been: The original draft for the story involved a book worm.