Nigella Lawson shared this Eric Carle story from his Very Hungry Caterpillar and everyone’s with Eric
You may have seen the sad news today that much-loved children’s author and illustrator Eric Carle has died aged 91.
He gave us so many fabulous books but it was A Very Hungry Caterpillar that will be most remembered.
And it turns out the iconic picture book didn’t quite pan out as its creator had originally intended.
— Katherine May (@_katherine_may_) May 27, 2021
And just in case that’s tricky to read, here it is again in full.
Here are just a few of the things people were saying about it.
Fascinating stuff. And now I think about it really does have an affect on the story. The caterpillar isn’t being greedy, it needs the nourishment for what it is about to go through.
— Mark Gray (@saintlymark) May 27, 2021
I applaud the caterpillar that shucks off his tummy ache and squeezes in just one more juicy green leaf. And feels better for it. Always room for a leaf of rocket.
— Maria Wickens (@Kiwimaria1) May 27, 2021
It’s wonderful. Food guilt is such a useless, punitive thing. Took me 527 or so YEARS to just enjoy food… and move on.
— DrEmilyL (@TheBullyingDr) May 27, 2021
We’re with @hansmollman.
Out of respect I’m going to eat everything in the house today x https://t.co/qH1SCiTT5R
— Mollie Goodfellow (@hansmollman) May 27, 2021
Last word to @Nigella_Lawson.
RIP Eric Carle, author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. https://t.co/iol0HiwmhO
— Nigella Lawson (@Nigella_Lawson) May 27, 2021
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