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Eric Carle is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of books for very young children including his most well-known title The Very Hungry Caterpillar. With his late wife, Barbara, Eric Carle co-founded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Massachusetts in 2002. Eric Carle divides his time between the Florida Keys and the hills of North Carolina.

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Collage with Eric Carle

Follow the steps to make your own Very Hungry Caterpillar collage.

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Happy Birthday Very Hungry Caterpillar! | 50 years of the Very Hungry Caterpillar

To celebrate the 50th birthday of the The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, we asked a few of our friends if they had anything they’d like to say to our favourite hungry critter! #VHC50

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Book Week is an amazing chance for your child to get creative, engage with their favourite books and dress up in character. If you need a costume, stat, here are a few ideas to help you get something incredible off the ground before the big day . . . 

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Jolabokaflod - Your new favourite Christmas tradition

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A new colouring in page every day!

Parents: Click here for 10 minutes of peace. (You're welcome).

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Father's Day activities and poster

Celebrate Father's Day with these DAD-TASTIC activities!

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Read aloud videos by dads

Aussie authors and fathers read picture books for Father's Day 2020.

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The History of Puffin Australia

How a little cartoon bird became the icon of stories for kids.

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Let us tell you a story

Australian authors and personalities read some of our favourite picture books.

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Creative ideas for your egg hunt this Easter

Boost your Easter spirit by hiding books, chocolate and toys in eggs.