Caterpillar never gets hungry. He only eats. When all the leaves are on, he starts with cake, sausage, candy, fruit and chocolate. Every day of the week he gets a bit thicker until he gets a terrible stomach ache. He builds a house around him and at the end of the week he looks like a beautiful butterfly! The best known and most popular book by Eric Carle in a large cardboard version.
An egg crawls a caterpillar looking for food. What he eats on a Monday, a fruit, is displayed on A4 oblong pages. On the backside is the same illustration, where the caterpillar crawls through the fruit (through a hole in the paper) to Tuesday etc. Each day, the quantities of fruit are larger, the size of the page as well. After two weeks, he cried out of his cocoon in beautiful butterfly dope. By repeating text, design and quiet construction, funny climaxes are reached. Few, but sufficiently simple text in the clear painted illustrations, provides a quiet leaf mirror. A fun fantasy book for toddlers with real elements: days of the week, quantities and other concepts.