Fun Fact Friday – 27th March 2015

Fun Fact Friday – 27th March 2015

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We all know that we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But what about it’s title?

Ever heard of a book about a green bookworm that eats through all the pages of a book?

What about if I told you the book was called ‘A Week with Willie Worm‘?

Still never heard of it?

Well, actually you have and quite possible you have owned or still own a copy today. You see this was the original title of a book that has sold over thirty million copies worldwide and has been translated into at least forty different languages.

The book? Well, it’s the famous children’s story book ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar‘ by Eric Carle of course!

Eric Carle was advised that a book about a worm wasn’t a good idea as people don’t like worms, so the worm became a caterpillar and the story was altered to fit in with the caterpillar’s life and the rest as they say is history.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

 

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