The Very Hungry Caterpillar was published by Eric Carle in 1969. This story begins with a tiny egg resting against a leaf at night time. The next morning, the tiny egg hatches and out comes a caterpillar. During the week, the caterpillar constantly searched for food. The caterpillar munches holes in fruit, and human food such as cake, ice cream, pickles, and sausage. However, now there is a problem! The caterpillars tummy hurts! The caterpillar found a cleansing green leaf the next day that made him feel better. Yet again, we have another problem. The caterpillar is now huge and no longer hungry! Eventually, the caterpillar next builds a cocoon and turns into a magnificent butterfly. For an activity, I would have print outs of a blank caterpillar and provide my students with different materials to decorate their caterpillars. This book is a level 16 according to the DRA book leveling system.