Kid Review: I Love Dad with the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

 

About This Book:

Show Dad how much you care with this little message of love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

Celebrate Dad’s special day by saying “I Love You”–with a little help from The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This bright and colorful book is the ideal way to tell the person you call “Dad” how much you appreciate him. It’s the perfect gift for Father’s Day, Dad’s birthday, or any day that you want to show Dad just how much you care.

 

*Review Contributed by Olivia Farr, Staff Reviewer*

 

sweet picture book for fathers

 

I LOVE DAD WITH THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR is a sweet book of love, written from the perspective of a child to their father. The book uses imagery from other Eric Carle books alongside simple language to describe the connection between father and child, such as “Dad… You are easy to talk to… and you’re fun to play with.” Ellipses break up sentences across multiple pages, with animals that suit each phrase pictured as parent and child.

What I loved: This is a cute and simple read that would be a great gift for a new father or father of a young child, as they can share it together. The short length of the book works well for infants and toddlers, as each page only has a few words. The illustrations are simple, borrowing from past Eric Carle books to maintain his style, and showing the animals most related to the text (for instance, on the page with “but you’re still cool” it features polar bears) on a white background. This is a simple style that will work well for little ones. The very hungry caterpillar appears on each page, almost hidden and could make for a fun and easy search for toddlers.

Final verdict: Overall, this is a sweet picture book that would make a great gift for new fathers or fathers with young children.

 

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