The Very Hungry Caterpillar
For the very simple live he has lived, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has struck a chord with millions of preschoolers from different parts of the world. Ever since popping into the pages of a children’s book as a tiny little egg, he has crawled into and safely nestled in the hearts of readers. “My guess is it’s a book of hope. That you, an insignificant, ugly little caterpillar can grow up and eventually unfold your talent, and fly into the world,” says Eric.
The book was first published in 1969 by Eric Carle, an American children’s author and illustrator. Since then, it has become one of the most read children’s books of all time, delighting the young and the young at heart one generation after another.
Over the years, it has received global acclaim, earning awards from the Selection du Grand Prix des Treize in France, the Brooklyn Museum Art Books for Children and the Nakamori Reader’s Prize in Japan, to name a few. With only 28 pages filled with around 200 easy words, selling more than 30 million copies and becoming a recommended read in classrooms and households is certainly no small feat.
Chocolate cake, ice cream cone, pickle, a slice of Swiss cheese, a slice of salami, lollipop, a piece of cherry pie, a sausage, a cupcake and a slice of watermelon - these are just the many treats that the Very Hungry Little Caterpillar has snacked on. Now your kids can do the same (though not in one sitting, of course) with The Very Hungry Caterpillar 3-Piece Dinner Set. See your kids happily sink their teeth into the meals you have prepared with their themed dinner plate, bowl and tumbler. You can also turn up the fun a notch with The Very Hungry Caterpillar 5- Piece Dinner Set. It contains all three pieces mentioned earlier, made even better with a matching spoon and fork. For parents who want to go all out, we have The Very Hungry Caterpillar Lenticular Placemat to complete the chowtime experience.
Hungry little tykes who want the fuzzy little creature to join them during mealtimes at school can do so with The Very Hungry Caterpillar Neoprene Lunch Bag. Its insulated design keeps packed lunches and snacks at the right temperature, while storage pockets allow moms and dads to pack in extras such as condiments or desserts.
The adventure continues as The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Storage Box Set encourages little boys and girls to inspire, explore and grow. It comes with themed writing supplies and art materials of the finest quality. A great bonding activity for parents and children, this is one you can take and enjoy wherever you go!
And if that’s not enough, you can bring a smile to your child’s face with The Very Hungry Caterpillar Wardrobe Organiser. Add color and character into your child’s bedroom with this themed storage shelf for clothes, shoes and accessories. Aside from featuring the Very Hungry Caterpillar himself, the print also includes the beautiful butterfly he turned into and the everyday foods he ate to get there.