That's right, the Very Hungry Caterpillar will be adding birthday cake to his menu this week as he celebrates the 40th anniversary of his "birth" (i.e. publication of the book written and illustrated by Eric Carle) on March 20. Visit the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art's website for a list of festivities for both the Caterpillar and Carle's own 80th birthday on June 25:
Download an activity kit and poster at:
Check out one of our many books written and/or illustrated by the master of tissue paper collage. Here's just a sampling:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Do You Want to be My Friend?
Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?
Draw Me a Star
From Head to Toe
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? (written by Bill Martin, Jr.)
The Hole in the Dike (retold by Norma Green)
The Lamb and the Butterfly (written by Arnold Sundgaard)