I remember Eric Carle once telling me that one copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar sells every minute around the world. It’s so special to think that a picture book can reach so many children, be gifted to so many new babies, and be held by the little hands of so many new and eager readers and listeners every day. Since its first appearance in 1969, this big-eyed and ravenous caterpillar has become a beloved icon, recognizable around the world. Today, in honor of the 44th anniversary of the publication of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, I thought it might be nice to share some of the many languages this classic book has been translated into. It’s great to know that so many children (and adults!) around the world are united by their love of a very special caterpillar.
Here’s a complete list of all the many language translations of the Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Happy Very Hungry Caterpillar Day! Join in the celebrations today by sharing this classic with someone special.