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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We were gifted the costume and the book for the purpose of this review all words and opinions are my own.


  1. Kayleigh Watkins

    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

  2. Hayley Colburn

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

  3. lisa bradburn

    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!

  4. Jules

    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.

  5. Carrie-Anne Brown

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

  6. June Etherington

    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. .

  7. Lucy At Home

    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

  8. Sheila Sloan

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

  9. Sue Bowden

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

  10. Susan B

    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.

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