"Eric Carle's modern classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar is complete in every detail, following the ravenous caterpillar's path as he eats his way through one apple (and the pages of the book itself) on Monday, two pears on Tuesday, three plums on Wednesday, and so on, through cherry pie and sausage--until he is really fat and has a stomachache. And no doubt you know what happens next! Kids love butterfly metamorphosis stories, and this popular favorite teaches counting and the days of the week, too." -Karin Snelson
This story is a great representation of metamorphosis that occurs in springtime. There are several activities you can do with your kids relating to The Very Hungry Caterpillar.