The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The timeless classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, is celebrating a 50th anniversary in 2019!

The book was first published in 1969 and has since eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world.

It was written and illustrated by Eric Carle, (who said he originally got the idea from a hole puncher!). The book helps to teach children the days of the week, counting, nutrition and more.

Voted ‘The Best Children’s Book Of All Time’ in a study by in 2018 and ‘The Favourite Bedtime Read’ in a poll by Time4Sleep in 2017.

A copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar book is sold every 30 seconds, it has been translated into more than 50 languages and has sold over 48 million copies worldwide.

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