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Ice Cream in Literature: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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In honor of Ice Cream Week, we'll be taking a look at some of ice cream's best cameos in our favorite novels and poems. Missed any? Read all our Ice Cream in Literature quotes.

Today: We finish up the week with Eric Carle's insatiable The Very Hungry Caterpillar.


Have you ever been so hungry that you spent an entire week's worth of days eating? No? Okay, I'll try again: have you ever read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle?

His classic children's story about a caterpillar who becomes a butterfly ends with a day of eating that would rival any Big Feast:


On Saturday, he ate through one piece of chocolate cake, one ice-cream cone, one pickle, one slice of Swiss cheese, one slice of salami, one lollipop, one piece of cherry pie, one sausage, one cupcake, and one slice of watermelon

That night he had a stomach ache.

I'm sure we can all relate to that last part.

Tags: Dessert, Books, Kids, Nozlee Samadzadeh