Okay, so it may not have held my daughter's interest for a week, but she's very young. I've heard from some of you who have older kids who say they have loved the book. One mom even said her daughter had to have her own butterfly-themed room because of the book. Overall, this book is a great book for small children who are building their language and reading skills. It's not a book that teaches a powerful lesson or that is particularly heartwarming, but if you're looking for a book that will make your child smile and teach him or her a few new words or concepts, this book will do the trick. It's definitely special...otherwise, it wouldn't have sold 22 million copies over the last 38 years.
If you liked The Very Hungry Caterpillar, check out these books:
Books by Eric Carle:
La oruga muy hambrienta (The Very Hungry Caterpillar in Spanish)
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
The Very Lonely Firefly
Other books of note:
Guess How Much I Love You
Where Is Baby's Belly Button?
Good Night, Gorilla