The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar


This book enables the teacher to raise the language awareness of the whole class as they follow the evolution of the caterpillar in days, foods and numbers.

Author: Carle, Eric

Language: English | |

Vocabulary Words

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  • plums
  • slice
  • cone
  • oranges
  • leaf
  • cherry
  • cheese
  • chocolate

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