The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Christmas Eve
Picture Puffin, 2019
12pp., board book, RRP $A12.99
It’s a cold, snowy Christmas Eve and everyone is at home waiting for a special visitor…
Little ones will adore this new story featuring the Very Hungry Caterpillar as they lift the flaps to discover who is hiding behind. With its northern hemisphere focus offering the opportunity to talk about why Christmas is so different from here, they will enjoy searching for the VHC because although he doesn’t play an active role in the story, he does appear on each page sharing the precepts of the Christmas season in simple text and classic Carle illustrations which will help focus their thinking to predict the story and who might be hiding.
A favourite friend in a familiar setting and a recognisable author – has to be a Christmas stocking winner.