by Eric Carle
Readers (5) 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!