As parents, we know our little ones grow up so fast. One moment you could rock them in your arms, the next they’re big enough to walk to school by themselves…or ask for the keys to the car. Do you remember The Very Hungry Caterpillar? The hungry little bug is all grown up now at 50 years old!

Eric Carle’s world-famous story about a hungry little caterpillar has enthralled children (and adults!) the world over for half a century. Now, there are celebrations all over to celebrate his milestone birthday. Some are near, some are far. Check out The Very Hungry Caterpillar 50th Anniversary website at to see what celebrations are near you. Choose your state from the drop down menu and take a look!

We’ve read The Very Hungry Caterpillar to your little ones over and over and they love it more and more. Why not check a copy out from the library and read it when you’re at home? Or pick up some of the many related items, like games, stuffed toys, and clothing, available in bookstores and online? Once your little ones outgrow them you could always gift the items to a new young family just starting out.

 And, if you want to watch a quick video of The Very Hungry Caterpillar for old time’s sake, just click the play button on the video below. Enjoy!

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