Monday, June 06, 2005

Dual language edition: Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar has long been a favorite of parents and children in the U.S. and in countries around the world. But did you know that Eric Carle speaks German and actually grew up in Germany? He moved to Germany at age 6 and stayed throughout high school. Read more about Eric Carle on his website at

The dual language English/German version of The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Die kleine Raupe Nimmersatt) tells the story of a little caterpillar who eats his way through an assortment of yummy treats throughout the course of a week. Kids can count along and actually see through the holes in the page that the caterpillar makes in the apples, oranges, blueberries, etc.

Kids will get experience with days of the week, counting to six, fruits and other foods, and the simple past tense.

This book makes a great present for new parents or those just starting out with German as it's simple to compare text with English and German side by side. This book is also available in boardbook (German only) format.

Go to Die kleine Raupe Nimmersatt. The Very Hungry Caterpillar (English/German) on Alphabet Garten.

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