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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.

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.

The passage is from Clare Pollard’s Fierce Bad Rabbits – ‘the tales behind children’s picture books’ – just in case you’re interested (follow the author on Twitter here).

We’re with @hansmollman.

Last word to @Nigella_Lawson.

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Source Twitter @poetclare @_katherine_may_ H/T @Nigella_Lawson Image screengrab

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