40th Anniversary of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”

The Very Hungry CaterpillarThis year marks the 40th anniversary of one of the most successful picture books ever — Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which has sold 29 million copies.  What you might not know is that after spending his first six years living in the U.S., Carle and his family moved back to Germany — in 1935! They survived the Nazis and Carle returned to America in 1952 with only $40 and dreams of a brighter future. 

Be sure to check out the official Eric Carle website at http://www.eric-carle.com for info about the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amhearst, MA, and much more. 

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