Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar to be Published as an eBook

By Maryann Yin 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book (GalleyCat)Penguin Young Readers announced plans to release The Very Hungry Caterpillar as an eBook. This marks the first time that an Eric Carle picture book has been digitally published.

Carle’s beloved children’s book, which chronicles the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly, was originally published back in 1969. The release date for The Very Hungry Caterpillar eBook has been scheduled for November 22.

Carle gave this statement in the press release: “I still consider myself a beginner at learning how to use the computer – but I can see how technology and the development of apps, e-books and computers are a part of the evolution of our world. It has been this way since the very beginning. Cave men once wrote stories in pictures on stone; later the book was invented and so on and so forth. So change is inevitable. And I am very pleased and honored that my work is being enjoyed in different formats by so many readers around the world.”