The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children's book published in 1969, written and illustrated by Eric Carle. The story is about the amount of food a small caterpillar eats, the number growing each day.
- In a 1993 episode of Sesame Street, Lillian reads the book to the kids and The Count, who helps count the food shown in the book.
- In a Trash Gordon insert, Oscar gives Slimey his choice of bedtime story. Among the titles he declines is "The Very Angry Caterpillar."
- A Plaza Sésamo cartoon about the letter O featuring an oruga (caterpillar) is modeled after the book.
- Brian Cummings narrated the American dub of the 1993 animated adaptation.
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