Booktrust, a British charity organization that aims to encourage reading, recently celebrated Children’s Book Week 2013 by hosting a poll to name the Top Ten Children’s Books. The results are in and the Eric Carle classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar was No. 4 on the list of the best books to read before the age of 14. Additionally, the iconic Eric Carle story was named the favorite book for children under five.
The global popularity of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the centerpiece of The World of Eric Carle, has helped The Joester Loria Group build a successful licensing program that spans developmental and educational toys and games, home decor and apparel as well as several other categories.