Happy Anniverary, Hungry Caterpillar!

Did you know that The Very Hungry Caterpillar was written in 1969? It seems hard to believe that he’s been hungry for 40 years, but it’s true! Eric Carle’s fabulous children’s books have been around for a looooong time.

I love this brief interview with Carle about the evolution of this tale:

(Seriously, don’t you just want to hug him and squeeze him and put him in your pocket? I love Eric Carle.)

How will you celebrate this auspicious occasion? Check out the official anniversary events posted to Carle’s website, or submit your own. And don’t forget to visit the World of Eric Carle Store right here at Ty’s Toy Box, too.

(Also, just feel free to randomly insert, “But he was still hungry!” into conversations. That’s how I plan to celebrate.)

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One thought on “Happy Anniverary, Hungry Caterpillar!

  1. We were lucky enough to have the Mermaid Theater of Nova Scotia come through our local theater with its black light puppetry show of Hungry Caterpillar and other stories. It’s great. Nothing like a theater full of awestruck kids.

    But he was still hungry.