World Book Day with the Very Hungry Caterpillar

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

I have some other giveaways running at the moment so please check them out in the Blog Giveaways Page above.   Signature

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  1. Solange
    March 1, 2018 / 6:29 am

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

  2. Tracy Nixon
    March 1, 2018 / 7:11 am

    Happy Blogiversary!

  3. Ursula Hunt
    March 1, 2018 / 8:55 am

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

  4. Kayleigh Watkins
    March 1, 2018 / 9:42 am

    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

  5. iain maciver
    March 1, 2018 / 8:56 pm

    perfect for my niece

  6. john prendergast
    March 1, 2018 / 11:09 pm

    very cute

  7. Hayley Colburn
    March 1, 2018 / 11:12 pm

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

  8. Sue McCarthy
    March 2, 2018 / 7:28 am

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

  9. Kerry Taylor
    March 2, 2018 / 9:13 am

    Oh wow! That is adorable!!

  10. kirsty umney
    March 2, 2018 / 12:03 pm

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar is my 4 year olds fave book

  11. March 2, 2018 / 12:58 pm

    That is just sooo cute! #bc

  12. Chris Andrews
    March 2, 2018 / 1:26 pm

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

  13. SEN Fun London
    March 2, 2018 / 2:15 pm

    Absolutely adorable

  14. March 2, 2018 / 3:35 pm

    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!

  15. Andrea Fletcher
    March 2, 2018 / 5:27 pm

    This costume is lovely my grandson would love it.

    March 2, 2018 / 5:55 pm

    My granddaughter would love dressing up as the Very Hungry Caterpillar

  17. Tasha
    March 2, 2018 / 7:10 pm

    My daughter would look adorable in this

  18. Jules
    March 3, 2018 / 4:29 am

    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.

  19. kelly gregory
    March 3, 2018 / 7:49 am

    my younger sons both love the hungry caterpillar

  20. LORNA W
    March 3, 2018 / 2:13 pm

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

  21. Hannah Wallington
    March 3, 2018 / 6:14 pm

    What a great costume , so cute!

  22. Laura Walker
    March 3, 2018 / 9:54 pm

    So cute perfect for future book days

  23. Rosemary Tily
    March 4, 2018 / 9:13 am

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

  24. Kirsty Hosty
    March 4, 2018 / 9:30 am

    Love this costume

  25. Laura Pritchard
    March 4, 2018 / 4:08 pm

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

  26. Ashleigh Allan
    March 4, 2018 / 7:44 pm

    Great prize

  27. March 4, 2018 / 10:10 pm

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

  28. Sharon Turner
    March 5, 2018 / 11:14 am

    Very cute model.A lovely prize

  29. Carrie-Anne Brown
    March 5, 2018 / 3:09 pm

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

  30. Sarah Courtney
    March 5, 2018 / 8:47 pm

    Brilliant for my niece

  31. June Etherington
    March 5, 2018 / 9:06 pm

    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. .

  32. Lynn Neal
    March 6, 2018 / 8:31 am

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

  33. March 7, 2018 / 11:01 am

    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

  34. Polly
    March 7, 2018 / 11:36 am


  35. Sheila Mckenna
    March 7, 2018 / 2:32 pm

    This would look lovely on my grandson

  36. Leila Benhamida
    March 7, 2018 / 11:46 pm

    Brilliant and colourful. Looking so cute

  37. Jennifer
    March 9, 2018 / 12:37 am

    That’s super cute!

  38. March 9, 2018 / 8:01 pm

    We are big fans of the Very Hungry Caterpillar. This costume is so cute! Hope you had a great World Book Day!

  39. maria
    March 9, 2018 / 11:29 pm

    The suit is so adorable 🙂

  40. Helen Stratton
    March 10, 2018 / 8:01 am

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

  41. Heidi Borchardt
    March 10, 2018 / 11:04 am

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

  42. Catherine C
    March 10, 2018 / 11:11 am

    That’s a brilliant costume!

  43. Ruth Harwood
    March 10, 2018 / 2:58 pm

    fab pressie for my youngest daughter x

    March 10, 2018 / 6:50 pm

    This is just soooo cute.

  45. Sheila Sloan
    March 11, 2018 / 7:18 am

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

  46. Lorna Ledger
    March 11, 2018 / 5:58 pm

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

  47. Shaun tutt
    March 11, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    Would be great

  48. Katy Malkin
    March 12, 2018 / 10:42 am

    We love the book, know it off by heart now!

  49. Tina Hewitt
    March 12, 2018 / 12:48 pm

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

  50. kris mc
    March 12, 2018 / 1:37 pm

    would love this for my son 🙂

  51. Justine meyer
    March 12, 2018 / 4:01 pm

    This is so cut we love it x

  52. Tracy Hanley
    March 12, 2018 / 7:55 pm

    My grandson would look so cute in this

  53. Sarah Austin
    March 13, 2018 / 3:50 pm

    Great competition! Such a cute outfit!

  54. Rich Tyler
    March 13, 2018 / 4:02 pm

    Great outfit 🙂

  55. Sue Bowden
    March 13, 2018 / 5:34 pm

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

  56. katrina walsh
    March 14, 2018 / 1:11 am

    How totally cute! Would love to win this for my nephew

  57. Claire Glace
    March 16, 2018 / 2:02 pm

    As always, a gorgeous giveaway many thanks to you…..

  58. Shelly Wenn
    March 16, 2018 / 9:39 pm

    my twinnies favourite book

  59. Susan B
    March 17, 2018 / 12:03 pm

    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.

  60. Kelly louise dover
    March 18, 2018 / 5:39 pm

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

  61. Nicola Marshall
    March 19, 2018 / 9:29 pm

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

  62. Michelle Ferguson
    March 20, 2018 / 8:21 am

    Classic book and I love the costume

  63. March 20, 2018 / 10:15 am

    Always a favourite book in our house – my daughter knows it by heart

  64. Laura Scott
    March 20, 2018 / 7:26 pm

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

  65. Jodi hill
    March 22, 2018 / 9:33 am

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

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