I just finished “the very hungry caterpillar”. That has to be the most ingenious and best mystery book I’ve ever read. I have been sitting her for half an hour trying to compute what I just read. I cannot express in words how bloody amazing it was. You all must read it! Carle really is the king of mystery. 🤯🤯🤯🤯😭😭😭😭 For those of you who aren’t aware, it is a mystery story where a very hungry caterpillar eats many different foods before a shocking reveal. I loved the way he lulled you into believing that there was only one possibility, and then bang, at the end you sit there stunned. I also thought it was so incredibly chilling, more so than most of his other books too. The way he wove the web of mystery, skullduggery and suspense was masterful. The nursery rhyme also added a sense of impending doom to myself as the reader. Really clever utilisation of dramatic irony.
This is such a dumb question but I live in the US, so I have no frame of reference. I have never been to the British Isles although my grandma was born in Liverpool and lived in England until she was 20, so I did have some exposure to the culture through her.
So I do a lot of reading online about British culture and don’t get Percy pig and Colin the caterpillar. These are food items, correct? Are they based on a children’s book or movie character? Or were they invented by Marks and Spencer’s? They seem really popular but I don’t get where they come from. Also, is Colin only on cake and Percy is only candy? The whole thing just baffles me! Dumb question, I know, but I have wondered about this for years!