The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book Celebrates Its 45th Birthday #veryhungrycaterpillar #giveaway


We continue our countdown to Baby Sister’s first birthday and today I am happy to share with you one of our favorite board books. The binding is starting to wear and it is clear that the pages have been turned dozens and dozens of times. We got this book when my oldest daughter was an infant and each child has loved it. There is calmness in the words, the pictures are engaging and my children are always mesmerized with everything the hungry little caterpillar eats.The Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Book

The staggered pages featuring the different fruits he munches through the first few days are unique to our other books and we love to turn the page to see the holes from where he has come to the next food he is about to devour. This book reminds me of my children’s appetites as they nibble on this and that they always seem to be hungry! I think children must identify with the caterpillar as well as they imagine what they will one day become. 

I have a new attachment to this book after I discovered that the anniversary of the book is celebrated every year on the first day of spring, which is the day my sweet Kaydence was born! To celebrate this classic book’s 45th birthday as well as my daughter’s 1st birthday we will be giving away a copy of the book that includes a CD of the author and illustrator Eric Carle reading the book and a lovely limited edition tote bag.

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. 


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By Emi Stapler. I am a cloth diaper advocate, green parenting blogger, mother of three and a military wife who enjoys sharing my motherhood adventures and advice. Follow me at The Cloth Diaper Report on Facebook, Twitter @TheCDReport , Google +, Pinterest and Instagram.

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  1. Thanks for the giveaway, it’s one of our favorites as well! know you can watch it on Netflix?

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