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Wednesday 29 May 2019

Review: The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Birthday Party

The classic picture book The Very Hungry Caterpillar has turned 50, and what better way to celebrate than with this fabulously fun, glittery board book.

Today’s a special day, there’s excitement in the air! In classic Eric Carle fashion an enticing and rhythmic story leading to a very familiar caterpillar’s birthday party follows, featuring flowers, balloons, birds and more.

The tactile elements such as thick board pages, glitter and a fabulous fold-out ending are perfect for little hands and minds. My children and I couldn’t resist brushing our hands over the glittery cover more times than necessary.

This is a great little book, a perfect gift for fans of The Very Hungry Caterpillar or even for introducing little ones to the ever popular series. It is lovely to read aloud with toddlers and use as a base for discussion about birthdays and birthday parties.

Some other books in The Very Hungry Caterpillar series include Where is The Very Hungry Caterpillar? and I love Mum with The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Title: The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Birthday Party
Author/Illustrator: Eric Carle
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd, $16.99
Publication Date: 21 May 2019
Format: Board Book
ISBN: 9780241376119
For ages: 1 – 3
Type: Picture Book