Since Monkey was tiny one of our favourite books to read was the Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Its such an iconic book and it reminds me of my own childhood. For Monkey’s first Birthday we even held a Very Hungry Caterpillar themed party. So when we were offered a Very Hungry Caterpillar outfit for Kipper I was excited to see how cute he would look in it!

I was not disappointed. The outfit comes from Marks and Spencers and is available in three sizes – 18-24 months, 2-3 years, 3-4 years – Kids Hungry Caterpillar Dress Up. Because Kipper is such a chunky Monkey we opted for the 2-3 age and it fitted him really well.

Unlike some other dress up versions of the well known character there is plenty of room for movement. Even with it being slightly padded around the middle. Kipper didn’t mind wearing it at all which says something for a temperamental toddler. The costume is well made, with lots of extra details including felt fruit and a metallic fabric.

I know I am biased but I think he looks totally adorable in this costume and will be wearing it to nursery today.

It makes a great costume for World Book Day and to celebrate the day I have costume from Tu Clothing and a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar to give away! Please enter via the gleam application below and please note the T&Cs: Win a Very Hungry Caterpillar Costume and Book

  • Competition is open to residents of the UK aged 18 and over
  • There is no cash alternative offered
  • The winner will be drawn at random and will receive a costume in size 3-4 from Sainsbury’s along with a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • The giveaway will close on the 1st April at midnight, the winner will be notified through Twitter
  • The Winner will be asked to provide an email address and full postal address

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  1. Such a cute little costume. My nephew would look adorable in it.

  2. Ursula Hunt Reply

    My youngest granddaughter would look great in this, Congratulations on your anniversary

  3. Kayleigh Watkins Reply

    I absolutely loved this book when I was a child, I would love to win for my children, I think my Mollie who is one on monday would make a cute caterpillar, she has lovely chubby cheeks lol, my five year old daughter would love to play the game too, thank you very much for the opportunity to win, and happy 3rd blogversary xXx

  4. Hayley Colburn Reply

    ahhh my little one’s favourite story! this is possibly the cutest costume I’ve seen, thanks for sharing and the giveaway

  5. Sue McCarthy Reply

    Loved this story since I was a kid. He looks adorable in his little costume.

  6. Chris Andrews Reply

    my great nephew is already a bibliophile . . . . he would love this

  7. What a fantastic costume, so cute!!! The Very Hungry Caterpillar has always been a favourite with my kids. Such a great story, with loads of different ways to encourage so much learning!


    My granddaughter would love dressing up as the Very Hungry Caterpillar

  9. My grandson would look so gorgeous in this delightful outfit. My daughter’s favourite book was The Very Hungry Caterpillar so I know she’d love this book and costume for him.

  10. My little one lovews the Hungry Catterpillar book. he wouldlove this fro his coming Birthday!!

  11. Rosemary Tily Reply

    Perfect – it would take hours to make and all children (and adults) love this story!

  12. Laura Pritchard Reply

    This is adorable, I’d love to win this for my nephew!

  13. I think this is one of the most true to book Very Hungry ? I’ve seen! And your boy totally rocks it! #blogcrush

  14. Carrie-Anne Brown Reply

    How cute! I have only dressed my little on for Christmas and Halloween but would love to dress him for other occasions

  15. June Etherington Reply

    Gorgeous. My grandchildren love dressing up & the Hungry Caterpillar books. Double whammy prize for me. It we make me the most popular nanny & great nanny of all time. .

  16. Fantastic costume, my grandchildren would all want a turn at wearing this!

  17. This is so cute! I love the padded rolls around the middle – adorable!

    And congratulations because someone loved this post so much, they added it to the BlogCrush linky! Feel free to collect your “I’ve been featured” blog badge 🙂 #blogcrush

  18. Helen Stratton Reply

    This outfit is adorable and looks great – a fantastic accompaniment to an amazing book!

  19. Heidi Borchardt Reply

    I love this Caterpillar Costume, it is beautiful, colourful and cute too!

  20. Sheila Sloan Reply

    Lulu would love this. She goes to several fancy dress parties in a year. Then it would be passed on to her sister, Mimi.

  21. Lorna Ledger Reply

    So very cute! Love this, be great for my Nephew, can wear it all the time too!

  22. Tina Hewitt Reply

    Lovely costume and would be a lovely change from princesses for my granddaughters

  23. Sue Bowden Reply

    Love the Caterpillar Costume, it’s bold bright and gorgeous and would look lovely on my grandson who loves being read the book x

  24. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of the best children’s books ever and its popularity is enduring. I have seen children’s clothes with the artwork but didn’t realise there is a cute costume as well. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  25. Kelly louise dover Reply

    My daughter freya os obsessed with the book and most recently the animation too.

  26. Nicola Marshall Reply

    My daughter loved this book, I’ve yet to introduce my little boy to it. I love the costume it’s

  27. Laura Scott Reply

    This was one of my favourite books as a child. I’d love this costume for my daughter!

  28. Oh it’s so cute! My 17 month old daughter would look adorable in it!

  29. This costume is just the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen! Our grandson would look so cute in it

  30. Such a lovely giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win!!! Good luck everyone x

  31. We love the book in our house and my little boy loves dressing up so this cute costume would be ideal.

  32. Tracy Gladman Reply

    This is gorgeous and this is my favourite book of all time.

  33. I would love to win this for my youngest he loves the hungry caterpillar

  34. nikki easton Reply

    Oh that’s just the cutest costume I’ve ever seen! My favourite book as well, never get bored of reading it!!

  35. Joanne Gardner Reply

    Such a cute costume and the book is a classic favourite b

  36. Gemma Louise Reply

    My sons fave book is the hungry caterpillar, he love it, love this costume.

  37. Helen Swales Reply

    Such a lovely costume and the board book too; would love to win this for my nephew, George who is 18 months.

  38. Leanne perrett Reply

    this is a great giveaway my sons love to read but still we havent managed to get round to this one

  39. Would be great to win foe my little emily she is 3 and had memorised the book bless her

  40. Danielle Graves Reply

    That costume is absolutely adorable. We love the hungry caterpillar story x

  41. Natalie Crossan Reply

    How cute is this outfit – and it really is one of the best kids books ever 🙂 xx

  42. Oh my goodness! Cuteness overload! A favourite story in my family for around 35 years!

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