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The Very Hungry Caterpillar was one of my favorite books as a child, and when I stumbled across this video of author and illustrator Eric Carle explaining the idea behind the popular book I was intrigued. He said the idea came by chance. One day he punched a hole into a stack of paper with a hole punch and instantly thought, "book worm" and out of the book worm came the idea for a green worm and eventually the green worm became a caterpillar.

Watch the video where the author discusses his method for creating books:

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Tags: Pre-K

Book cover of <i>The Very Hungry Caterpillar</i> by Eric Carle
Book cover of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
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