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The Hungry Caterpillar - 40th Anniversary

Happy Anniversary Hungry Caterpillar

The Hungry Caterpillar just turned 40. Eric Carle's much loved book The Very Hungry Caterpillar was first published on 20 March 1969.

This year the 20 March 2009 was known as The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day to help celebrate the 40th anniversary. Other events are planned throughout this anniversary year and you can always plan your own as well!!

If you want to learn more about the events that may be happening near you go to Eric Carle's official website where you can also post the Very Hungry Caterpillar activities that you will be doing as well.

To commemorate this anniversary a special edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been released March 2009 in a Pop-Up format. You can buy a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pop-Up Bookthe hungry caterpillar directly from

Imagine being able to literally see the hungry caterpillar popping off the page of the book. This will help bring the magic of this book to life even more for adults who loved it when they were growing up and young children today.

The highlight of this pop up version is the beautiful 3D butterfly at the end of the book that, of course, the hungry caterpillar turns into!

The very hungry caterpillar is one of the most popular children's books of all time! So consequently it is an empire unto itself. There are so many 'hungry caterpillar activities' for teachers and parents to help bring the joy of this book to children even more.

There are also a vast array of products with The Hungry Caterpillar on them from Eric Carle Crib Bedding to caterpillar soft toys. So if The Very Hungry Caterpillar becomes a firm favorite in your house then your child will enjoy some of the many products which bring him to life!

For the ultimate experience you can even vista the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst which was established by Eric Carle.

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