The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites

The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites

Three beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, are retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly.  High up in the sky, Little Cloud playfully transforms himself  into various creatures, including a sheep, and an airplane, a shark and more. The Mixed-Up Chameleon is bored with his life, sitting about predictably changing colour all day. Following an adventurous trip to the zoo, he attempts to emulate the beautiful animals he sees before coming to the conclusion that there is value in his own unique self.

Adapted, designed and directed by Jim Morrow, with music by Steven Naylor and narration by Gordon Pinsent, the hour-long production features the imaginative approach to storytelling through theatre that has earned international recognition for Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Director / Production Designer – Jim Morrow
Composer – Steven Naylor
Narration – Gordon Pinsent
Scenic Painter – Sarah Haydon Roy

Associate Designers – Deborah MacLean & Struan Robertson

Best for Grades Pre-K – 3 and Family Programming
60 minutes – No Intermission
Sensory Friendly or Relaxed performances available

Photography by Margo Ellen Gesser


  • Puppetry
  • Visual Art
  • Literature
  • Sequence- Words, Numbers, Days of the Week 
  • Atmosphere
  • Water Cycle
  • Social Emotional Learning

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Teacher Resource Guide– Courtesy of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center