National Nutrition Month: Very Hungry Caterpillar Giveaway!

I remember reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar to my sister when she was growing up, and it was one of the first books I purchased for my first child as well. There hasn’t been a moment in my kids’ lives where this book wasn’t front and center and at the top of the bedtime reading list. It is Magnus who is currently fascinated by its bright illustrations and the pictures of food.

For the very hungry caterpillars in my own home, it’s important for me to teach them how to eat healthy by presenting them with healthy meals and snack options. We’ve been covering some ways of how to get your children to experience and accept a wide variety of foods in the picky eater series, and reading is a fantastic way to drive home those points as well. Books like The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Green Eggs and Ham make this easy. Green Eggs and Ham shows us how trying new foods can lead to fun discoveries and open does for food. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, along with its counting and biology lessons, also illustrates how terrible you can feel when overindulging on junk food, the importance of eating healthy and how great green leafy vegetables are for you.

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the American Academy of Pediatrics are joining together with We Give Books and The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle to send the message to families about teaching healthy eating habits in the home. They will be donating copies of The Very Hungry Caterpillar to over 17,500 pediatrician offices across the United States.

As part of Very Hungry Caterpillar Day on March 20th, they’d like to offer books to Food for My Family readers as well!

Enter the Giveaway:


  • (1) winner will receive a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and a Very Hungry Caterpillar Zoobie
  • (2) additional winners will receive a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar

1. Leave me a comment below.

2. Follow @FoodforMyFamily on Twitter and tweet the following. Then come back and let me know you’ve tweeted!
Enter to win a Very Hungry Caterpillar prize pack from @FoodforMyFamily: #HealthyCaterpillar

Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, 3/23. Winner will be chosen using and notified by email. In the event that the winner doesn’t respond to the email within 48 hours, I’ll choose a new winner.

******UPDATE: Congratulations to Kelly K., who won the Very Hungry Caterpillar Prize Pack, and a huge thank you to everyone who entered!

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  1. This is one of my favorite books!

  2. Well I already Like you on FB & follow you on twitter. So this was pretty easy for me! πŸ˜‰
    We love Eric Carl books. I think his were always some of the boys favorite books. So colorful!

  3. It’s one of our family favorites!

  4. Tracie Griggs says:

    Such a sweet kids book:)

  5. my daughter absolutely loves this book! definitely catches a toddler’s attention.

  6. I loved this book growing up πŸ™‚

  7. i follow you on twitter and tweeted!

  8. Yay-i love this book πŸ™‚

  9. Liss Vasquez says:

    Love this book and love the message.

  10. Liss Vasquez says:

    liked the facebook page, too!

  11. Love it!! Such a fun book for kids.

  12. This is such a cute book – I’d love to have a copy!

  13. great giveaway! thx for the chance to win.

  14. ‘liked’ you on FB~

  15. We don’t have this book, but I would love to win it for my boys (1&3). Thanks!

  16. Facebook fan!

  17. I would love this book for my kids. I grew up on this book!

  18. Follow you on Twitter and tweeted!

  19. Rosalind says:

    my daughter to watch her video of the very hungry caterpillar, having the book would be a bonus.

  20. Rosalind says:

    I tweeted. @bettyboop48209

  21. Rosalind says:

    i also joined your group on fb.

  22. We do not have this book, so it would be very nice to have to and read to by babies.

  23. Just “liked” you on Facebook. THX

  24. Great giveaway!! My kids love that book!!

  25. Yay! Love this book! Hope I win!

  26. Mary Woods says:

    My 1 year old would love this!

  27. Katherine says:

    That is one of the best kids’ books, I think. Would love to win!

  28. Katherine says:

    I like you on facebook.

  29. rebecca williams says:

    thanks for the chance to win

  30. rebecca williams says:

    I follow you on twitter @rebeccaw2005gm
    rebeccaw2005 at gmail dot com

  31. I love this book! I’m in school to be a teacher and it would be great to win this!

  32. I followed you on twitter and tweeted!

  33. As a former Kdg. teacher, and now a reading teacher, I LOVE sharing this book with little ones!

  34. part of your facebook community!

  35. What a great giveaway! I just gotta share with you these cookies that I made – they are perfect for this! (

  36. sarah cooper says:

    Oh how i love this book – it’s been my one of my favorites since i was 5!!

  37. sarah cooper says:

    now following on twitter – tweet!!/scoop500/status/49599946323804160

  38. My daughter LOVES the Very Hungry Caterpillar!

  39. We love The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

  40. Just tweeted. πŸ™‚

  41. What a great book, I love that it helps our kids learn good nutrition in a fun and approachable way.

  42. Christina Burrell says:

    We love this story and would love to win!

  43. Tiffany Noell says:

    Would love to share this book with my kids

  44. Jenny Sutherlin says:

    This is one book we do not have. I think my daughter would absolutely love it!

  45. Jenny Sutherlin says:

    Just tweeted and joined you on facebook πŸ™‚

  46. Crystal Tkacsik says:

    I am a teacher and my kids absolutely LOVE these books.

  47. Cristy M says:

    I love this book and my two girls do two! Yeah…

  48. Cristy M says:

    I liked food for my family on facebook! Thanks!!!

  49. This a great story and would be perfect for my young students with autism!

  50. We love this book. My now 3.5 yo “reads it” to his 2.5yo and 8mo old siblings. So proud they can identify all the foods and have tasted and liked them as well. Beautiful book.
    Also joined Food for my Family on FB. Did not know about it but glad to be following it now.

  51. As a former preschool teacher this, and all of Eric Carle’s books, are high on my favorite “for kids” books. I’d love to add this book to my granddaughter’s collection. Great giveaway! Thank you for sharing.

  52. Found you on facebook and now I’m a fan πŸ™‚

  53. this is such an awesome giveaway

  54. i follow you on twitter and have retweeted this giveaway

  55. Kristen De Haan says:

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of my very most favorite books for children. Both of my kids loved it. I would read it in English, Spanish, and I signed it too. We’d talk about the colors, the fruits, the veggies, and the sweets.

    I used it all the time when I was teaching preschool and just recently used it when I was a substitute for 3 – 6 year old autistic children. We did a great art project with it and the kids all had fun. Their favorite parts were the POP! at the beginning and when the caterpillar becomes a BEAUTIFUL butterfly.

  56. Kristen De Haan says:

    and I am following you on facebook πŸ™‚

  57. so would love to win, love ERic carle!

  58. Great book and Great giveaway.

  59. I am a fan of Food for My Family on facebook.

  60. This is one of our favorite books, for sure!

  61. My girls would love this book.

  62. Followed you on Twitter and joined the Facebook page, I’m 27 and the caterpillar remains one of my favorite books/characters!

  63. My students would love listening to this. We are doing this theme for Spring and the book would go amazingly well with this. I am following you from Facebook and Twitter!

  64. I would love this book for my kids! Thank you for the chance!

  65. We love, love, love this book… so much so that we are needing a new one for our 3rd kid. LOL

  66. Just joined “Food for My Family” community on facebook.

  67. Just joined twitter and tweeted! πŸ™‚

  68. I follow @FoodforMyFamily and tweeted about this great giveaway.


  69. I ‘liked’ Food for My Family on facebook.

    fb = amy.pollock.mcgrath

  70. shannon thompson says:

    this is adorable thanks for a great giveaway

  71. shannon thompson says:

    like you on fb teh doll

  72. shannon thompson says:
  73. I β€˜liked’ Food for My Family on facebook.

    fb= Rebecca Klinkhammer

  74. I follow @FoodforMyFamily and tweeted about this great giveaway.


  75. This is my daughter’s absolute favorite book!!! πŸ™‚

  76. Love that book!

  77. I absolutely LOVE this story as do all the children in my daycare. It would be great to win this. I’ve followed on Twitter and Facebook! πŸ™‚

  78. Tweeted too!

  79. Santurnella Brooks says:

    I have worked in child care for more then 25 years and have enjoyed every minute. Reading The very Hungry Caterpillar to children help them to understand why it is important to eat good foods.I have had a child say “veggies make you strong” or “oranges keep colds away” and the most funny one “milk does the body good” having books such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar helps children understand why it is important to eat healthy so they can grow up strong and healthy just like the caterpillar turning into a beautiful butter fly. Thank you Eric carle for giving me the opportunity to enjoy it.

  80. Oh I would love this!

  81. My 20-month old loves books.. a new one would be wonderful!

  82. This is the season for this book. Love reading it to my daughter

  83. What a awesome giveaway, thanks!

  84. Shaina, this giveaway is fabulous! One of our favorite books over here too πŸ™‚

  85. Melissa E says:

    I’d love to win this!

  86. Perfect giveaway for our family πŸ™‚

  87. I now like Food for My Family on FB

  88. I’m an email subscriber and would love to win! Your blog is GREAT!!

  89. ACMommy3 says:

    We love Eric Carle books, and this is a great giveaway, thank you! πŸ™‚

  90. This is my two year old daughter’s favorite book. The illustrations are so bright and beautiful too. This is one book that we will always keep.

  91. We love the Hungry Caterpillar!

  92. I also joined up on facebook.

  93. kelly miciletto says:

    I would love to win!!

  94. I just got The Very Hungry Caterpillar from the library to read to my son who will turn 1 in about a week. He loves books and this is one I have on my “to buy” list. It is very educational which I love.

  95. My daughter loves that story. What a great giveaway!

  96. My girls are 7 and 9 1/2 years now but we had this book since my eldest was about 10 months old. It was one of our favourites and this is one of the books that we will never give away.

  97. I’ve been wanting to get this book for my son, so this would be perfect!

  98. i would love to win this book for my sons–especially the cute zoobie.

  99. i like food for my family on fb!

  100. This is one of my favorite books!

  101. FB Follower (Kristen Laura)

  102. This is great! I would love to win!

  103. Thanks for this splendid giveaway

  104. I would love to win this for my daughter!

  105. Thanks so much! My sons would love this!

  106. Thanks for the opportunity to your readers. Love the Hungry Caterpillar & can’t wait to read it to my grandbabies soon!

  107. I follow you on FB!

  108. I love this book!!

  109. It’s s such a cute book! I’ve actually read that one myself….

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