A TRIBUTE TO A CHILDHOOD HERO ERIC CARLE 1929 – 2021
Woman's Day Australia|June 14, 2021
The Very Hungry Caterpillar author has enchanted fans for more than five decades
Emma Babbington

He was one of the most loved and successful children’s authors of the 20th century, best known for a greedy caterpillar who ate its way through a wide variety of food before transforming into a beautiful butterfly.

But the most famous creation by Eric Carle, who passed away surrounded by his loved ones on May 30 aged 91, was very nearly A Week With Willi The Worm. It was only Eric’s editor pointing out that a worm as a main character might not be very appealing to readers that led to the creation of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

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