Thank You Eric Carle

My last copy of this book, held together with tape

When I started teaching preschool in the early 1980s, my go to book was The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. The two and three-year-olds loved it for its simple story of transformation from caterpillar to butterfly, the naughtiness of a caterpillar who eats too many goodies, and its repetitive language and predictability.

Eric Carle died yesterday at the age of 91, He was the author/illustrator of many beloved books…