Come explore the Eric Carle Art Studio during one of the museum’s Special Sundays in the Studio: Caterpillar Creativity! Create your very own caterpillars in celebration of the 50th Birthday of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Published in 1969 many special events will take place in the upcoming year along with a limited edition book, a new board game, and many novelty items. The Very Hunger Caterpillar is one of the most read children’s books in the world.
The mission of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, a non-profit organization in Amherst, Massachusetts, is to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books. A leading advocate in its field, The Carle collects, preserves, presents, and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world. In addition to underscoring the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of picture books and their art form, The Carle offers educational programs that provide a foundation for arts integration and literacy.