THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR was published in 1969. What I think is really neat is that today is “The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day,” so schools, libraries and bookstores will be hosting a variety of events and activities to celebrate. Can you imagine, as an author, having this level of fame? The fame part would be cool, of course, but not just that - I'm talking about touching children's lives and the lives of their families for 40 years running!! How amazing! Isn't that every author's goal? To touch lives and have our message linger in the hearts of readers for days, weeks, decades to come?
Makes you want to seriously consider the message you are sharing!
Here's an interesting blurb from Eric Carle's website:
Also in March, a special edition of the book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pop-Up Book featuring Eric Carle’s illustrations in a 3-dimensional format, will be available for sale at your local bookstore.
FUN!! Seriously, if you aren't familiar with these stories, please buy them in honor of Eric Carle today (and support the book industry!) or check them out from your local library. Your kids will thank you!