The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Eric Carle

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1: 	In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf.
2: 	One Sunday morning the warm sun cam up...
3:	and POP, out of the egg came a tiny, very hungry caterpillar.
1: 	He started looking for some food.
5: 	On Monday he ate through one apple.  But he was still hungry.
4: 	On Tuesday he ate through two pears, but he was still hungry.
2: 	On Wednesday he ate through three plums, but he was still hungry.
3:	 On Thursday he ate through four strawberries, but he was still hungry.
5: 	On Friday he ate through five oranges, but he was still hungry.
1: 	On Saturday he ate through  one piece of chocolate cake,
3. 	One ice-cream cone,
4: 	One pickle,
2:	One slice of Swiss cheese,The Very
5:	One slice of salami,
3:	One lollipop,
2:	One piece of cherry pie,
4:	One sausage,
1:	One cupcake,
4: 	And one slice of watermelon.
5:	That night he had a stomach ache!
3:	The next day was Sunday again.
2:	The caterpillar ate through one nice leaf, and after that he felt better.
5:	Now he wasn't hungry anymore--and he wasn't a little caterpillar anymore.
3:	He was a big fat caterpillar.
1:	He built a small house,
2:	Called a cocoon,
1:	Around himself.
3:	He stayed inside for more than two weeks.
5:	Then he nibbled a hole in the cocoon, pushed his way out and...
4:	He became a beautiful butterfly!