Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's 50th Anniversary web site!

Dear Friends,
I am delighted to share a web site set up by my friends at Penguin Young Readers
where you can find out about events and celebrations of the 50th anniversary
of The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Thank you for helping me to celebrate and for your interest in my books.
Here's to 50 more years!
Eric Carle


  1. Best wishes for a happy anniversary!

  2. I remember reading and being read this book when I was a child, and absolutely loving it. This past week, I was home on leave visiting my family, and I decided to take my niece (who is only three years old) to the book store, because she loves books. We made our way over to the kids section, and I’m letting her run around and look at everything and I see The Very Hungry Caterpillar on a shelf, and decided to grab it because I thought it would be a nice experience to read a cherished book from my childhood with her. For this entire week, she will ask anyone and everyone to read it to her, multiple times a day, and wants to watch the video of it on YouTube. Her favorite part is when the caterpillar turns big and fat, she laughs so hard for so long at it. I think it’s amazing that I can share a piece of my childhood with her, and that she loves it as much as I did. Thank you for this experience, sir, and I hope you have many years of happiness :)