Happy Birthday Caterpillar!

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Don’t you just love the book, “A Very Hungry Caterpillar?” It has been one of my favorites since I picked it up in a local bookstore when I was a teenager.  This sweet book is 40 years old this year and with celebrations going on world wide–how could we possibly do anything different today other than say, “Wahoo!” for the most famous caterpillar of all time?

If you own the book–now would be a great time to pull it down from the shelf and read it to your kids–no matter how old they are. If you don’t have the book–that’s ok too. 

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This year marks the 40th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which was published in 1969. Celebrations and activities based on this much-loved book will be held throughout the year in schools and libraries and by readers and friends all around the world. Also, 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.

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Now, go eat an apple, 2 pears, 3 plums, 4 strawberries, 5 oranges, some chocolate cake, an ice cream cone, a pickle, some Swiss cheese, a slice of salami, a lolipop, a piece of cherry pie, a sausage and a cupcake. If you really want to be a sport–try a leaf for dessert.


A very hungry C

Happy Reading!

“A Very Hungry Caterpillar” quilt is from the Springville Art Museum 2009 Quilt Fair.

This week’s food storage prompt is: 1 can tuna, 3 cans mushroom soup

12 Replies to “Happy Birthday Caterpillar!”

  1. We should get some caterpillars to celebrate. They had us do that for biology one year. It was pretty cool to have a couple hundred butterflies let loose at the same time. I liked it 🙂

  2. I loved that second picture of the quilt…. I love it!! I actually read that book to my class just last week, and then we made our own life cycle of a butterfly out of noodles (acini de pepi, rotini, shell and bow tie). The kids loved it!! Aren’t books fun!

  3. I still need to read it to Baby Chomp… on purpose in honor of this! 🙂 I pledged that I would even! 😉 I think it’s fun that she loves it already! It’s fun helping a little one fall in love with such a classic!

    We’ll have to find the artist that made that quilt… and bow down to her awesomeness!!!

  4. We just had a “Very Hungry Caterpillar” birthday for our baby Chompy yesterday. This book is a classic.
    Thanks so much for the vote!

  5. We love the Very Hungry Caterpillar too! That quilt is gorgeous. We watch the animated version on You Tube, next we will watch the link you provide.
    What a great party theme! Happy Birthday to baby Chompy 🙂

  6. Pretend ones–but real ones? I’d like to watch them–probably not touch them. It would take me time to warm up to them–that’s all.

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