40th Anniversary

The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s 40th Anniversary Celebration!


This year marks the 40th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which was published in 1969. On March 20th, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day,” schools, libraries and bookstores will be hosting events and activities to mark this special occasion. Additional celebrations and activities based on this much-loved book will be held throughout the year in schools and libraries and by readers and friends all around the world. Also in March, a special edition of the book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pop-Up Book featuring Eric Carle’s illustrations in a 3-dimensional format, will be available for sale at your local bookstore.

New: Click here to view a short video of Eric Carle talking about his book The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Click here to view a short video of Eric Carle reading his book The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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