"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" Turns 50

Seira Wilson on March 20, 2019

Caterpillar50th.jpgIt's hard to believe but one of the most beloved children's books, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, is having its 50th anniversary today. Eric Carle's story of a ravenous caterpillar who munches his way through leaves and fruit, culminating in his transformation into a beautiful butterfly, has become a modern classic and sold millions of copies.

The 50th anniversary edition features special bonus material, including a new introductory letter from Eric Carle and images of Carle's original sketches for the book.

Below is a short video from the author about why he thinks this particular story has stood the test of time. You'll also find a couple of photos of Carle the year he wrote The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Happy anniversary to one of the best.



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