The Very Hungry Caterpillar is 40 years old

The Very Hungry Catepillar

The international bestselling children's book The Very Hungry Caterpillar will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary on 20 March. Author and illustrator Eric Carle's beloved book has sold 29 million copies worldwide since its publication in 1969. It has been published in over 45 languages and today, every 30 seconds, somewhere in the world, a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar is sold.


The Very Hungry CatepillarTo celebrate its anniversary, Penguin's Puffin and Philomel imprints in the UK and US will be publishing a special edition of the classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pop-up Book, which tells the story across seven beautiful pop-up spreads with tabs to pull, dials to turn and flaps to lift. This new version will be treasured by bookworms of all ages.


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