12 June 2009

40 years of The Very Hungry Caterpillar

It is forty years since the bestselling children's book The Very Hungry Caterpillar was first published.
Its author, Eric Carle, has illustrated over 70 books, most of which he has also written, and although his favourite of his own books is actually Do You Want to be My Friend?, he says that The Very Hungry Caterpillar has a special place in his heart.

‘I think it is a hopeful story, because it says you, too, little caterpillar can grow up, spread your wings and fly. I think it is this message of hope that resonates for many readers.’

Click here to read an interview with Eric Carle, and click here to visit the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.