The Very Hungry Caterpillar is essentially a story about the life cycle of a butterfly. It is a beautifully illustrated book about a caterpillar who is constantly hungry. In the book, the caterpillar gets a tummy ache when he eats too much junk food. He remedies his tummy ache by eating healthy foods. When he is no longer hungry, he makes a cocoon, and emerges as a butterfly. This book is perfect for a kindergarten or first grade classroom. What a fantastic way to introduce the life cycle of a butterfly to the class! You could also incorporate several math activities. How many pears, plums, etc... did the caterpillar eat? Draw the number of circles to form a caterpillar to match the numeral. You could also play a memory game using the illustrations in the book as matches.