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.
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.
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 Caterpillar” quilt is from the Springville Art Museum 2009 Quilt Fair.