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Perfect for baby/toddler hands
on 17 June 2015
You need to be clear about what you want your hungry caterpillar book to do.
We were looking for a book our daughter could handle herself without us worrying about damage. We also wanted something that would allow us to interact with her. This version of the book (combining the story with a little finger puppet) was the perfect combination for us. It has an interesting rectangular format, which we found unsual for these kind of paperback books. The little one can rest the book easily on her lap and enjoys looking at the pictures.
Those that expect the full little hungry caterpillar story will be dissapointed. This book is for babies/toddlers and focusses on the essentials. The inner pages show a fruit and the number of fruits visible (e.g. 1 Apple). The last page then shows the beautiful butterfly. If you want the book to tell the story, you need a different version. However, we wanted our daughter to look at it with us (we know the story and can tell it anyway) AND her to be able to handle the book. The pages are very thick and robust, so while she "flicks through the pages" we are telling her the story about the little hungry caterpillar. The finger puppet is attached very well, which survives pulling and chewing etc. The material is very soft and different textiles are used. It is worth mentioning that it will be difficult for people with very long or large fingers to handle the puppet. It is fine for me (mum) but my partner struggles.
All in all, we think this was the perfect gift for our daughter's first birthday.
Maybe worth pointing out: This is the German version! It was important for us, as we speak German at home and do not want to confuse her.