Wednesday, December 8, 2010

"One Book, One Osaka"

I am delighted to share that The Very Hungry Caterpillar was chosen in Osaka, Japan as the best children's book by an organization called "One Book, One Osaka." Our long-time publisher in Japan sent us photos from an event last month at a library in Osaka where more than 1300 people came to a reading of a VERY large edition of the book. I am honored to have my book selected and have very fond memories of my visits to Japan. Thank you friends in Osaka!


  1. What a nice memory, not only for you, but for all the children who saw that very BIG book. :)

  2. Dear Mr. Eric Carle,
    We loved your book The Very Hungry Caterpillar - the Braille Version. We are so happy that you made a book for the blind - Emily.
    We too can feel the pictures in the book. It's written in two languages. - Holly.
    It taught numbers, days of the week and different food and fruits - Krishna.
    "The book was so awesome because it helps people who cannot read! the kids can feel the pictures." Kerala
    "I loved the story because the caterpillar got to eat a lot of food and got fat!" Ephraim

    Congratulations for your award! and we will be reading lots of your books and will make our own books.

    Happy New Year!

    EC 4 - American School of Bombay

  3. This is really amazing, Congratulations Mr. Carle!!
    I am Brazilian but my parents are Japanese and I have a 6 years old daughter who loves your book , one is in Japanese version and the other one is in English.
    Warm Wishes from Brazil!