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The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle

What do you do while trying to revise for exams? Procrastinate, of course! So, while I have some exams and modules and god knows what in the following weeks, I’m going to type up a review of a good book that I read ages ago, because you (whoever you are) are just so special. 😛
Hmm… Now I need to find a good book to make me happy.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar!
(Procrastination at its best.)

The Very Hungry CaterpillarSummary
There is a caterpillar. He’s hungry. It’s awesome.

Cons
I AM EMOTIONALLY ATTACHED.
I can’t give away my copy. It will never ever ever happen. Each time my mum does a clean up of what to give to charity, I can’t give it away. I am such a selfish person. I just love this book way too much.

Pros
IT IS MY CHILDHOOD
If you haven’t read it then YOU HAVE NO CHILDHOOD.
The covers of my book are so worn because I’ve read it so many times.
Hmm… here’s a funny story that just happened! When I tried to type worn, I accidentally typed worm instead. It’s like a pun! Get it?!
Another pun: This book is holy.
Like hole?!

The pictures are awesome
I love the caterpillar.

I would say the plot or the writing style or something, but it’s a kids book.

It’s a kids book
Like Percy Jackson or Skulduggery Pleasant. But MORE awesome.

Er… so I noticed that this was just me procrastinating and waiting time, so it’s nothing like a review. Okay. I’m going to get serious now.
HEHE. that is never going to happen (I will try though) <– the sad thing is that I actually laughed.

Symbolism
Sure, like when the caterpillar turns into a beautiful butterfly. It’s like people growing up and flowering and becoming awesome – like before and after reading The Knife of Never Letting Go:
Before – Your life will never be complete.
After – YOUR LIFE IS COMPLETE!

Favourite Quotes
Um… this could be a little hard considering it’s made out of short sentences and mainly pictures.

  • “In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf.”
  • “On Saturday, he ate through one piece of chocolate cake, one ice-cream cone, one pickle, one slice of Swiss cheese, one slice of salami, one lollipop, one piece of cherry pie, one sausage, one cupcake, and one slice of watermelon.”
  • “He was a beautiful butterfly!”

Overall
I may be a little biased, since, you know, I have loved this book since I could read and talk. So YEAH! 5 Shuriken Stars!
I would definitely recommend it; for me it’s up there with Chaos Walking and Unwind and that lot!

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