Jaxson’s favorite story is The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. He requests it every night before bed and sometimes we read it three or four times.
It’s special to me that he enjoys this story. I read it to him often while he was in the NICU. The story of transformation from tiny caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly seems fitting for Jaxson’s journey.
If you haven’t read the book yet, it’s about a tiny caterpillar who eats a different food each day of the week. He eats apples, pears, plums, oranges, and other treats. Until, one day he’s not hungry anymore. He builds a cocoon around himself and finally emerges as a beautiful butterfly.
Last week, I captured this gem on video. It’s funny because Jaxson has never had a plum before, so I have no idea why that fruit stuck in his mind. Also, it’s the first time he has ever mentioned a day of the week. My little reader DOES pay attention! 😉 Enjoy!