Inside is just as much a delight, with our dear little familiar caterpillar paying visit to a variety of animal mums and babies, from roos to owls and elephants.
Along with each animal, the text enforces something they are pretty much renowned for ... penguins who hold babies close, owls who pass on wisdom.
Told in the second person, the book also allows the young narrator to admit that even when they are snappy (like a crocodile) or monkeying around (like a ... er ... monkey), mum is always there to help them find their feet (like a baby giraffe).
Adorable, gorgeous text and even more gorgeous illustrations.
Title: I Love Mum with The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Author/Illustrator: Eric Carle
Publisher: Puffin, $14.99
Publication Date: 4 February 2016
Format: Hard cover, small format
For ages: 1 - 4
Type: Picture Book