In this week’s edition of Shelf Control, we’re going to check out a recently released app based on a classic children’s book.
I’m referring to My Very Hungry Caterpillar, which, as you may have already guessed, is based on “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” the famous picture book written, illustrated, and designed by Eric Carle and first published in 1969.
My Very Hungry Caterpillar is brought to us by StoryToys, the same developer behind the 3-D pop-up activity app The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Friends – Play & Explore.
Like The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Friends, My Very Hungry Caterpillar doesn’t feature the original story of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” Rather, it features the instantly recognizable artwork of Carle in various interactive activities that are also set in the titular caterpillar’s journey of a lifetime, so to speak, as told in the original book.
With the app, preschoolers and “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” fans of all ages can hatch the caterpillar from an egg and care for him until he metamorphoses into a beautiful butterfly.
“Hatch him from an egg, drag tasty fruits from a nearby tree, then watch as he eats them!” StoryToys implores the caterpillar’s playmates, i.e., you and your young ones. “And when My Very Hungry Caterpillar gets sleepy, just tuck him into his bed. Each time you wake him up, it’s time for an exciting new adventure: push him on a swing, sail on a pond with bobbing Rubber Ducks, and grow flowers and fruit in a magical 3-D garden.”
And when he finally transforms into a butterfly, don’t worry. A new egg is laid for you to hatch and a new caterpillar awaits your company once again as the cycle goes on and on.