I Love Dad By The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

The world’s most famous caterpillar is back. This gorgeous little book is the perfect way to let the person you call ‘Dad’ know just how much he means to you. Released right on time for Father’s Day, the Very Hungry Caterpillar spreads a little message of love, perfect for every father figure.

The cute little sayings are relatable and funny, while Eric Carle’s distinctive artwork is, once again, to the fore in this little picture book. The bright colourful artwork depicts animal dads and babies, with the famous caterpillar making an appearance alongside each one.

While it’s intended to be gifted to the Dads, the little ones in a family will inevitably be drawn to it. Our toddlers loved finding the caterpillar on each page, as well as discussing the various animals depicted. The text is simple so even the youngest of readers will enjoy ‘retelling’ this new addition to The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s story.

The third hardcover gift book in the series, ‘I Love Dad’ joins ‘I Love Mum’ and the more simply titled ‘Love’, allowing every valued member of the family to receive a little declaration of love.


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TITLE: I Love Dad with The Very Hungry Caterpillar
AUTHOR(S): Eric Carle
PUBLISHER: Penguin Random House
RRP: $15.99
ISBN: 9780141374376

Rebekah is an Otago-based mother of two young girls. The former journalist and primary school teacher has a soft spot for New Zealand authors and young adult fiction. Follow her on Twitter.

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