2014 marks the 45th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. The anniversary will be officially celebrated on the annual “Very Hungry Caterpillar Day” which takes place every year on March 20th, also known as the first day of spring. If you saw Ryan’s Very Hungry Caterpillar Birthday Party photos, you might have guessed that we are major fans.
And we are definitely not alone. Since its publication in 1969, 36 million copies of the book have sold worldwide and it has been published in 55 languages. That year the book was also named one of the best children’s books of the year by The New York Times, and it has since become a beloved, must-own classic. Today, every 30 seconds, somewhere in the world, a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar is sold.
Thanks, Mr. Eric Carle for a fabulous a well-illustrated book for so many families to enjoy!
One (1) winner will receive a limited edition anniversary tote and a copy of
The Very Hungry Caterpillar board book!
Prizing courtesy of Penguin ~ Giveaway open to US mailing addresses only