The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of the most illustrative and informative books for children between the age group of 2 to 5 years. The book is basically the story of a caterpillar dissecting the pangs and toils of its life. The language of the book is very simple. This has been especially done so that the children are encouraged to read the book themselves. With its extensive illustrations, the book also provides a lot of information to the children and at the same time persuades them to think and answer some questions; like the number of days in a week or naming food items or stating the stages of evolution of a caterpillar.
About the Author: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, written by Eric Carle has earned the author great recognition. Eric Carle was born in New York. However, much of his early life was spent in Germany. He has been working for the New York Times, as a Graphic Designer, after which he became the Art Director at a certain advertising agency. Here, he began to write and illustrate books for children. He and his family have opened The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Massachusetts, in the year 2002.