The Very Hungry Caterpillar Storywalk at the Birmingham Zoo

Calling all book lovers! The Birmingham Zoo has partnered with Penguin Young Readers to host The Very Hungry Caterpillar Storywalk now through June 30 in the Alabama Wilds. This special exhibit re-creates “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” through a larger-than-life storywalk and gives families the opportunity to read their way through the exhibit and experience the beloved classic together.

With its vivid colors and innovative hole-punched pages, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle teaches lessons in counting, the days of the week, the process of metamorphosis, and the importance of choosing foods wisely. The book has wiggled its way into the hearts of generations of readers and become a bookshelf staple in homes and classrooms nationwide. Since its publication in 1969, more than 54 million copies of The Very Hungry Caterpillar have sold globally and it has been published in over 70 languages. Today, every 30 seconds, somewhere in the world, a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar is sold

*Storywalk experience is included in the price of general admission for the day and free for Zoo Members.

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