Very Hungry Caterpillar Giveaway

March 20th, 2012 by Eliza Eliza

Today is the anniversary of Eric Carle’s bestselling picture book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar! Hooray!

To celebrate 41 years of a classic book that has reached and delighted so many children all over the world, today we are giving away a very special gift to one lucky reader. The winner of this giveaway will receive a hardcover copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, autographed by Eric Carle and a copy of the new, award-winning DVD about Eric Carle and his work, Eric Carle: Picture Writer: The Art of the Picture Book.

To enter, leave a comment below before 12:00 pm EST Wednesday, March 21st. We’ll randomly pick one winner from the comments on Wednesday. Good luck!

UPDATE: Submissions for the giveaway are now closed. Congratulations to the winner of this giveaway, Brook Gideon! 

What lovely comments! It’s so nice to read how The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle’s books have impacted so many of you and your families. And especially nice to hear how many of you have been able to visit us here at The Eric Carle Museum! Here’s to many more years of bringing the joy of Eric Carle books into your lives! Happy Birthday to you, Very Hungry Caterpillar and Happy Spring!

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81 Responses to “Very Hungry Caterpillar Giveaway”

  1. greta gillett says:

    i was raised on your books and now im raising my kids on them, they speak to all ages
    we love your picures and your stories xx

  2. Laura Clements says:

    Eric Carle is my favorite author. I am a preschool teacher and along with my children I see the magic he creates through his stories and illustrations.

  3. Gemma amos says:

    Congratulations the hungry caterpiller is
    Amazing, brilliant, wonderful

  4. Jeni Zimmer says:

    Thank you Eric Carle for sharing your stories and your pictures and your art. You have inspired generations of readers and artists and students and teachers.

  5. Carol Yemola says:

    This looks like a fantastic book and I would love to give it to one of my granddaughters. On second thought, I might just want to keep at my house and have quality time with them when I read it to them.

  6. Ashikin Noraini says:

    Thank You Eric Carle for making such a wonderful book. I’ve been reading your books to the children ever since I’ve embark on my journey to become an educator. We also had a week dedicated to Eric Carle’s books in my centre. The children enjoyed the paining process and end reding the books in front of the class. I hope your books will be shared with many more generations((:

  7. Karla says:

    Happy Birthday to the Very Hungry Caterpillar!! It’s my birthday, too! I’m a teacher and I love when springtime comes. I break out my Hungry Caterpillar lessons, art and other goodies! We like to pretend that we are Eric Carle and do all kinds of fun paper art. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to add an autographed book to our fun unit?!?!

  8. Jen T says:

    One of my fondest memories will always be listening to my son tell me how the big, fat caterpillar turned into a beautiful butterfly after eating “one hosage and stuff”. Congrats Mr. Carle!

  9. linda says:

    We LOVE, LOVE his books at our house :)

  10. Cindy says:

    Happy birthday, Caterpillar! I’ve been reading your story to my preschoolers for …forever! We love you!

  11. Deborah Walker says:

    Happy Anniversary and Thank you Mr.Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar was one of our favorite reads for all my three children growing up and now my Grandson is in love with him as well.We love All of your work and are so excited to have you on Facebook! Blessings to You <3

  12. Rebecca Shapiro says:

    What a remarkable milestone! This book is an important part of my family’s night-time, and was Our son’s first book. Congratulations, Mr. Carle!

  13. Nilu Jimenez-Ross says:

    I would love to own the signed copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and a copy of the DVD about Eric Carle to share with my students! :)

  14. Shawn Banner says:

    I loved these books as a kid, as a parent, and as a teacher—and my kids have grown up with Eric Carle too—perfect bed time stories for so many years–so many favorites! (Papa get the Moon for me is floating through my brain right now.) Thanks so much for brightening and beautifying so many lives!

  15. Denise Martel Bovie says:

    Congratulations! :D

  16. Amy says:

    We love The Hungry Caterpillar. I have my edition from gasp 41 yrs ago. We have all aged well together.

  17. Katie Dela says:

    My Son would love this! He was The Very Hungry Caterpillar for Halloween which we had a blast making for him and we had a Very Hungry Caterpillar Birthday Party for him. We even made him his very own hungry caterpillar book with him as each page of the book. See pics here

  18. Jennifer Walters says:

    My favorite book!

  19. Granny Franny says:

    I read your books to my kids.
    Now I read them to their kids, my grandkids.
    How lucky I am!

  20. katie moose says:

    My elementary school guidance counselor knows Mr. Carle. I have such fond memories of her sharing the story with us at school while we created our own Eric Carle inspired artwork in art class. What a wonderful story that still delights children today!

  21. Susan Ester says:

    Happy birthday Caterpillar and thank you for a wonderful book Mr. Carle! My family traveled from Stewartstown, PA to visit your museum last June. My children have a Kindergarten teacher for a mom, so they even get educational vacations! LOL I would love the autographed book and the DVD.

  22. matthew jennings says:

    i can’t thank you enough for how much joy you have given my daughter!! (21 months old) we let her pick out her own books from her collection and yours are ALWAYS what she wants. in fact, \caterpillar\ was one of her first words : )

    thank you again so much for such a simple, yet magical way to bond with my child(ren, soon i hope)

  23. Holly C says:

    Congratulations! What a GREAT book that has certainly passed the test of time. I would love to be able to visit the museum one day~

  24. Cindy McGregor says:

    I am pretty much obsessed with Eric Carle and all of his books, but my favorite book by far is The Hungry Caterpillar. I made sure it was the first book I read to my son! And his 1st birthday was of course…hungry caterpillar themed!! We used the book as a guest book and everyone signed on a different page…it means so much to us and to have a copy with Eric Carle’s signature would Mean the world to us!!! We are in CA but hope to visit the museum sometime soon!!! Thank You Eric Carle!!

  25. Masooma says:

    Love this book!! And would love to share this with my two boys! Thanks!

  26. rosalie banner says:

    I love the Very Hungry Caterpillar, and I love the studio at the Eric Carle Museum!

  27. Kari Mercer says:

    My family loves this book! Congrats, Mr Carle!

  28. Kelly Agnew-Barajas says:

    My son loves La Oruga Muy Hambiente (The Very Hungry Caterpillar in Spanish.) I know he would enjoy the English version just as much!

  29. Sera Rivers says:

    Happy Birthday to the Hungry Caterpillar! My son is 15 and he still smiles every time he reads this book to his little cousins. :)

  30. Katie Wagner-Hoisington says:

    Happy Birthday To the Very Hungry Caterpillar. This was one of my favorite books when I was a girl and now it is at the top of my three year old son’s must read list. It is also the first book he learned “to read” by himself!

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