If you have a child in your life, between the ages of 1 and 4, you REALLY KNOW this book. You have read this book again & again, and said child never tires of it! Luckily it is beautiful - I am not sure being subjected to any other book OVER & OVER & OVER again would be as pleasant.
Mr. Carle's parents - German immigrants in the States, when he was born - moved back to Germany when he was a young boy. He relocated back to the States in 1952, and published this beloved book there in 1969. His life seems to be full of many ties with Germany, good & bad - it makes for interesting reading (curiosity over the author of this book had me researching him). You can watch him reading the German version of the book here - it is quite wonderful!
Any way... all that to tell you that the young Hungry Caterpillar fan in our lives turned two & as part of her gift I made this cushion - with fabric I found searching all the lovely fabric stores in Gouda in December (Thanks Mart!!!!!) and have been keeping for this very project.