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Celebrate 45 Years of The Very Hungry Caterpillar
One of my children’s favorite books is the classic story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. After 45 years, The Very Hungry Caterpillar is still enjoyed by kids of all ages. This book was also one that I fondly remember as a child. It’s one of those books that I’m glad has stood the test of time and continues to engage children with the beautifully vivid illustrations and fun, upbeat story line. I love wholesome books that keeps my kids entertained and helps feed that hunger to read. The Very Hungry Caterpillar has done just that in our household and I’m so pleased that it remains a popular book for kids so that future generations can enjoy this wonderful children’s book too!
About the Anniversary
2014 marks the 45th anniversary of Eric Carle’s pre-school classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The anniversary will be officially celebrated on the annual “Very Hungry Caterpillar Day” which takes place every year on the first day of spring (March 20th).
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.
Eric Carle (www.eric-carle.com) is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. He has illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, and more than 100 million copies of his books have sold around the world. In 2002, Eric and his wife Barbara opened The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (www.carlemuseum.org) in Amherst, MA, a 40,000 square foot space dedicated to inspiring a love of art among children by introducing them to picture book art by renowned artists from around the world.
Want to stay connected with author Eric Carle and keep up with the latest happenings on The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other related picture books for young children? You can do so by visiting the Official Site, following @PenguinKids on Twitter, liking The World of Eric Carle on Facebook, and liking Penguin Kids on Facebook. You can additionally follow the conversation on Twitter by using the hash tag, #veryhungrycaterpillar.
45th Anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book Prize Pack Giveaway:
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