La Oruga

Editor’s note: We continue with our 31 Days of Reading in Spanish. Check out the book review below and don’t forget to enter our weekly GIVEAWAY of $100 worth of books in Spanish!


Because my parents were immigrants, there were many typical “American” things I was not exposed to when I was growing up. For example, I did not get to experience classic movies or story books. Now that I am a mom, it is very important to me to expose my son to the classics. Luckily, I have found some classic books in bilingual editions. I am so thrilled that I am able to read these books to my son en español!

As you may know, The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a story about a caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly. La oruga eats and eats until he doesn’t feel well, and then he eats a beautiful green leaf and he feels better. It is an excellent opportunity to talk to kids  about how eating so much food makes it feel sick, but a green leaf (healthy food!) makes the oruguita feel better.

In addition to providing an opportunity to talk to kids about food and healthy eating habits, the book touches on themes of transformation and growing up. It is also an excellent way to learn about the days of the week and counting.

31 Days Of Reading in Spanish    BOOK DETAILS

    Title:  La Oruga Muy Hambrienta/The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Author and Illustrator: Eric Carle

    Ages: 3-5 years

    Publisher:  Philomel

    ISBN: 978-0399256059

    Price:  $9.39 on



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