The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day

March 20th marks the 40th anniversary of Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Published in 1969, this Eric-Carle classic continues to touch new generations of children, one after another, with his captivating art and his timeless stories. To have more fun on this special day, there are many ways you can celebrate The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day, here are just a few suggestions:
  • Go to a bookstore or the library, get the book, and read it to your children (or nieces and nephew, or to yourself)
  • Check out Penguin Group Books' Hungry Caterpillar activity book
  • Pull out some paper like Eric Carle and start painting your own caterpillar
  • Watch this video about Eric Carle's making of the book (via Penguin Books):



Reading holidays are wonderful chances to reminisce and remember the valuable children's literature we used to read and cherish. I know I will stop by and look at a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar as I start my day at work tomorrow at the BYU Bookstore. Thank you Eric Carle for continually producing wonderful art in your books and Happy 40th Anniversary to one of your most memorable masterpieces!

-Hillary

Obtain a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar at the BYU Bookstore's website

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