Very Hungry Caterpillar 50th Anniversary

07 May 2019 Share

On the evening of Monday 6 th May, which is Very Hungry Caterpillar Day, London came alive with the iconic artwork of Eric Carle. The stunning light-projections included Eric Carle’s iconic caterpillar and butterfly accompanied by life-affirming messages to celebrate the spirit o

On the evening of Monday 6 th May, which is Very Hungry Caterpillar Day, London came alive with the iconic artwork of Eric Carle. The stunning light-projections included Eric Carle’s iconic caterpillar and butterfly accompanied by life-affirming messages to celebrate the spirit of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which in Eric Carle’s own words, is at its heart “a story of hope”.

“It [The Very Hungry Caterpillar] is an affirmation to all children. It says: I too can grow up. I too can unfold my wings and fly into the world. I think it’s this message of hope.” Eric Carle

2019 marks the 50 th Anniversary of this childhood classic. In 2018 The Very Hungry Caterpillar was voted the Best Children’s Book of All Time and a copy of the book is sold every 15 seconds somewhere in the world.

You can see some images from the night here