The Very Hungry Caterpillar Used To Fight Childhood Obesity

I always thought The Very Hungry Caterpillar, published by Eric Carle in 1969, was about teaching colors and counting. Well, change, too — metamorphosis into a butterfly — but the two green pears! Three purple plums! Four red strawberries! It seems pretty obvious that learning colors and numbers is part of reading the… » 3/28/11 7:30pm 3/28/11 7:30pm

Despite Rough Childhood, Very Hungry Author Is Now Very Happy

In honor of the 40th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Newsweek has a sweet piece on author Eric Carle and the inspiration behind his whimsical works. » 3/17/09 5:30pm 3/17/09 5:30pm