Thursday, March 19, 2009

Happy Birthday, Very Hungry Caterpillar!

Eric Carle's classic book The Very Hungry Caterpillar is turning 40. Published March 20, 1969, the book was originally titled A Week With Willi Worm and featured not a caterpillar, but, you guessed it, a worm.

Watch an interesting and captivating video featuring author Eric Carle, who is going on 80.

"The process is the fun part," he says, going on to explain the influence of a high school art teacher. Carle says the book is not just about growing up, but, "It's a book of hope."

Art matters. Even in "children's" books.

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