Story Time: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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Miss Panda is reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar Chinese edition today!

Book Title: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Author: Eric Carl

Language: Chinese edition.

Audio: Follow the eating adventures of the “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” – in Mandarin Chinese with Miss Panda.

Pinyin Support:  Download The Very Hungry Caterpillar pinyin support to go with the book and read along!

Learning Theme: This is a language-rich book involving days of the week, fruits and other foods, and commonly-used Chinese expressions.

Read & Play Resources:  free Printable download

1. Eric Carl “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” coloring page

2. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” story props with caterpillar, cocoon, butterfly, and food items click to download the file color version or black and white version.

3. Chinese Word Cards that go with the book and the above printable created by Miss Panda Chinese.

Download versions: There are 6 versions for your to choose from.  Comprehensible Input is important so you and your child can refer to the meaning of each card.  So take advantage of the support of pinyin and English in the Chinese-Pinyin-English versions. Click and download!

(1)  Word Cards The Very Hungry Caterpillar TPE Traditional Chinese-Pinyin-English version

(2) Word Cards The Very Hungry Caterpillar TP Traditional Chinese -Pinyin version

(3) Word Cards The Very Hungry Caterpillar T Traditional Chinese only version

(4) Word Cards The Very Hungry Caterpillar SPE Simplified Chinese-Pinyin-English version

(5) Word Cards The Very Hungry Caterpillar SP Simplified Chinese-Pinyin version

(6) Word Cards The Very Hungry Caterpillar S Simplified Chinese only version


Printable Images: courtesy of Eric Carl official website and

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  1. Thank you for this wonderful reading of one of my favourite books!

  2. Really enjoyed watching this! I also like how the book has holes in it, as if the caterpillar ate through it!

    We’ve just posted it to our facebook page, because I believe its great for kids and parents learning Mandarin.

  3. Heen hao! Thank you – liked the English reading translation pages from the actual book! Have you done a reading of the 7 Chinese Sisters or the Five Chinese Brothers? I know they’re not “real Chinese” but my kids would enjoy it, Thanks!

  4. This is such a great resource! Thank you for putting it together. We are starting Mandarin with our kindergartner this fall. I printed off the word cards and shapes so we can retell the story / act it out. As I was matching up word cards to the cut out shapes, I discovered an error on the word cards. In the English version of the story, there are 5 oranges. The word cards don’t have the word for orange, but have the word for donut. I guess the round orange with a caterpillar bite in the middle looks like a donut! Is the word in the Chinese version “orange” or “donut”?

    • Sarah, Thank you for your note. I am excited for you and your kindergartner! I hope you find the resource here helpful and playful. Thanks for the correction and the files have been updated. Much appreciation! ~Amanda Miss Panda

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