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How to Celebrate Very Hungry Caterpillar Day

Besides being the first day of spring, today is none other than The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ Day 2016!

If you are in San Francisco, be sure to swing by our stores to shop all things Eric Carle; if you aren’t local, don’t fret—we still have a discount code for all you online shoppers. Get 30% off and free ground shipping with the code CATERPILLAR at checkout (offer expires 3/21/16).

VHC Day 2016

Now, onto the party—we have some great ideas for celebrating with friends and family at home, in the classroom, or at your local library. You could…

Decorate your event space with balloons, Eric Carle wall decals and garlands.

VHC Day Celebration


Stage your own production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar™  with three-dimensional scenery and backdrops.
VHC Stage and Play

Set up a festive caterpillar table with these doodle place mats.

And of course, serve your “very hungry” guests an array of delicious treats.


You can even join Eric Carle for storytime in your very own living room! Gather ‘round to hear him read from The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ in this video.


Visit to see the entire line of Eric Carle products from Chronicle Books including personalized party invitations, thank you cards, lunchboxes, growth charts, and more.

And last but not least, be sure to join the worldwide celebration by posting your party pictures on The World of Eric Carle’s Facebook page.

Happy Spring! Let us know in the comments how you plan to celebrate Very Hungry Caterpillar Day.

Sally Kim

Sally Kim is the Associate Director of Marketing at Chronicle Books. She's a committed reader, beach hopper, coffee drinker, candle collector, and lemon enthusiast.

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