This year marks the 45th year of The Very Hungry Caterpillar munching, crunching and lunching his way through pears, pies, and pickles. 45 years! Who knew? This beloved classic hasn’t aged a bit and is still entertaining its youngest audience.
It’s not hard to believe why after all these years we’re “still hungry” for this book! I mean, who doesn’t love Eric Carle’s unique illustrations. They’re captivating. Those images we grew to love long before we understood what the words on the pages meant. Those one-of-a-kind illustrations told the story and by the time we could read the words for ourselves we had already grown to love that fat little caterpillar and had an appreciation for his diverse diet.
Naturally a book this good needs to be celebrated. The “official” anniversary celebration will will take place on “Very Hungry Caterpillar Day” which takes place every year on the first day of spring (March 20th). As part of the celebration I’m hosting a giveaway!
1 lucky reader will receive two limited edition anniversary totes and two copies of The Very Hungry Caterpillar board book (1 to keep and 1 to share)! This giveaway is OPEN U.S. MAILING ADDRESSES ONLY. Ends Mar 11th at 12:00 am EST. (Prizing courtesy of Penguin)
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Since its publication in 1969, 36 million copies of the book have sold worldwide and it has been published in 55 languages. That year the book was also named one of the best children’s books of the year by The New York Times, and it has since become a beloved, must-own classic. Today, every 30 seconds, somewhere in the world, a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar is sold. To learn more visit the Official Site.
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