Happy Birthday Hungry Caterpillar….

To celebrate the Very Hungry Caterpillar turning 50 years old we want to share with you a selection of the amazing themed products that you can buy featuring the Eric Carle Hungry Caterpillar!

I have fond memories of reading the Hungry Caterpillar throughout my own childhood including a little school project on it. So it was no surprise that the children also have a number of copies themselves! It is one of those classic books that is bought as a gift for your little one to treasure throughout their childhood. We already have an interactive noise one, the original book and Charlie got a special edition one that was personalised for his Christening- so definitely big fans here!

So it was no surprise that when we were asked to work with this special book and help celebrate its birthday that we jumped at the chance! The children were kindly sent a box full of these items and we think they would make some super gifts for little ones, so have put together this little gift guide:

This Galt Baby Nest, is super cute and perfect to support those little ones so they can be sat upright and enjoy taking in the hungry caterpillar pictures and sensory panels all around them on the nest. You can find these from Galt Toys, Debenhams, Amazon and Crocodile Stores. RRP £39.99

Tiny and Very Hungry T-Shirt – Exclusively available from www.jojomamanbebe.co.uk. RRP £16.00.

Made with Love Very Hungry Caterpillar – Available from John Lewis and Partners. RRP £19.99.

The children always love a jigsaw so this one was a huge hit as it was suitable for all the children to help each other and make it a team effort. Very Hungry Caterpillar 24 Piece Floor Puzzle – Available from Debenhams. RRP £14.00.


The children literally lot their minds over these World of Eric Carle Bug Goggles, and have not stopped playing with them – Available from Insect Lore, Tesco, Crocodile Stores, Pacey and Blue Diamond Centres. RRP £7.99.


The World of Eric Carle Butterfly Growing Kit is such a special gift to help children learn about the life cycle of caterpillars and see first hand them developing into beautiful butterflies – Available from Insect Lore, Tesco, Crocodile Stores, Pacey and Blue Diamond Centres. RRP £20.00.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Bug Catcher and Viewer – Available from TJX, Waterstones, M&M Direct and Wyevale. RRP £15.00.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Book will stand the test of time and be a great gift– Available from Waterstones. RRP from £5.49


The children enjoyed playing dress up in matching outfits as The Very Hungry Caterpillar Costume – Available from Party Delights. RRP £13.99

This Silver Caterpillar Charm Necklace would make a really beautiful keepsake gift for a little ones birthday or Christening – Available from www.licensedtocharm.com. RRP £48.00


We are always baking so this The Very Hungry Caterpillar Mummy’s & Mine Baking Sets will come in super handy, it comes with mixing bowl, spoon and apron for the little ones– Available from www.portmeirion.co.uk. RRP £21.00.

In the package there was also a set of three Cawston Press VHC Apple Drinks which the children drank straight away and have been asking me to get some more – Available from Waitrose and Ocado.

So as you can see there are just so many fab Eric Carle The Hungry caterpillar products currently available. Why not join in the birthday celebrations and get something too!


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