The Very Hungry Caterpillar
By: Eric Carle
Project by: Greyson Huneycutt
My favorite book is the very Hungry Caterpillar because when I was younger I love color and also I love food. In the journey of the caterpillar he goes on a very colorful adventure to find food and then he becomes fat. When I was younger I was scared that I was going to be fat one day like this caterpillar, but in the end he becomes a very beautiful butterfly. So maybe instead I'll just be pretty one day. :)
There was a caterpillar that hatch out of his egg and was very hungry. Everyday he would go and eat more food. One day he ate too much and became sick and he also became fat. Then he made a small house called a cocoon and laid in it for many days and weeks until he hatch into a beautiful butterfly.
Thursday he ate through four strawberries. But he was still hungry. On Friday he ate through five Oranges but he was still hungry. On Saturday he ate through one piece of chocolate cake, one ice cream cone, one pickle, once slice of swiss cheese, one slice of salami, one lollipop, one slice of cherry pie, one sausage, one cupcake, and one slice of watermelon. That night he had a stomachache.
I believe that the author was stating not to eat too much because you might get a stomachache. I believe this because everyday he ate more and more but, he was still hungry. So the next day he ate a huge meal not watching what he ate and became sick. I do this sometimes when I have really big meal, I eat to much and then I become sick.
My Second Implication.
I think since the caterpillar is growing he is hungry just like how when humans grow they eat more. Since he is so hungry i believe he is going to become a butterfly soon. I know when I hit a grow spurt because I eat a lot, like the caterpillar does in the story.
My Third Implication.
"But now he wasn't hungry anymore and he wasn't a little caterpillar anymore. He was a big fat caterpillar. He built a small house around himself and called a cocoon and he stayed in it for more than two weeks. Then he nibbled a hole in the cocoon, pushed his way out, and he was a beautiful butterfly."
My inference about this part of the story is that I believe this is how a butterfly is made. I believe this because the author writes it in step form in which in the end the caterpillar transforms into a butterfly. When I was younger I had to grow butterflies for a project and this is the transformation they took.
My Inference On Why the Author Wrote the Story.
I believe that story is written to show the step of the caterpillar's life. In the beginning the author states when and where the egg hatched. " In the light of the moon, a little egg lay on a leaf." After the egged hatch he was hungry and went searching food just like how caterpillars do in real life before the make a cocoon. "One Sunday morning the warm sun came up and pop! Out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar." Then in the story the caterpillar makes a cocoon and stays in it for about two weeks. "He built a small house, called, a cocoon, around himself. He stayed inside more than two weeks." Then after two weeks he comes out of the cocoon and is a beautiful butterfly. "Then he nibbled a hole in the cocoon, pushed his way out and he was a beautiful butterfly!" These are the sequences in life that a caterpillar takes to become a butterfly. So this is why I believe that the author wrote this story.