Very Hungry Caterpillar

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Name: Very Hungry Caterpillar

Licensor: The World of Eric Carle / Rocket Licensing

Copyright Notice: ™ & © 2018 Eric Carle LLC.

Primary Target: Pre-school girls and boys aged 0-4 years


These are the official Very Hungry Caterpillar licensed characters, Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Rainbow Productions holds the UK’s official licence to manage the personal appearances of the Very Hungry Caterpillar at public events on behalf of the brand owner.

Book our character costumes to attend your corporate event. They provide family-friendly content - perfect for entertaining guests and attracting customers at organisations such as:
  • Shopping Centres
  • Visitor Attractions
  • Retailer In-Store Activities
  • Children’s Festivals
We take care of everything; our full service includes the copyrighted character costume, trained performer and Road Manager (minder) to accompany the character. Please visit our character events page to find out more. Due to the nature of the events we manage, we are not able to supply characters for private children’s parties or similar events. Our licensed character costumes are not available to hire on a costume-only basis. Characters are booked at a single day or an overnight rate, depending on event location, rather than for shorter time periods. Our aim is to bring these famous characters to life to create a magical experience for children when they meet the characters

CHARACTER PROFILE FOR Very Hungry Caterpillar

A green baby caterpillar hatches from an egg. He then has an endless craving for food.

He eats his way through a wide variety of foods. These foods include: Fruit, cake, cheese, salami and much more!

On Monday, he eats an apple.

Tuesday, two pears.

Three plums on Wednesday.

Four strawberries on Thursday.

On Friday, five oranges.  

(And if that wasn’t enough for him) on Saturday, he eats a HUGE amount of food.

He eats chocolate cake, ice cream, a pickle, cheese, salami, watermelon, cupcake, cherry pie and even a sausage!

Soon enough he is full. Very full. He starts to feel ill as he has been too greedy.

After recovering from his mammoth meal, he eats a green leaf and spins a cocoon. He stays in his cocoon for the following two weeks. Later, he springs to life as a bright multi-coloured butterfly with large, gorgeous wings.

Watch his story on YouTube:



Eric Carle’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar was first published in 1969. The loveable insect has since eaten his way into the hearts of millions of children all over the world. And made guest appearances at various events.

Over 38 million copies of Carle’s text have been sold worldwide. It has also won a number of significant rewards and is available in about 50 different languages.

These include: French, Spanish, German, Chinese, Swedish, Russian, Italian, Hebrew and more.

Featuring distinctive illustrations, the book also has ‘eaten’ holes in the pages. It consists of simple text with educational themes. Children can learn counting, the days of the week, foods, and a butterfly’s life stages.

Used by teachers, librarians and parents for reading to children, the story has been described as a favourite of George W.Bush.

Although it doesn’t follow the scientific advice of a caterpillar’s diet, Carle’s creation has been endorsed by the Royal Entomological Society.

It has also been used on a healthcare level in the US to encourage healthy eating.

The story has come a long way. Apparently, Carle was inspired by hole punching a block of paper. He was going to write about a worm, but after discussing the idea with his editor, decided to write the book on a caterpillar and eventually… a butterfly!

In March 2014, Carle’s loveable character joined forces with Action for Children. The team began inviting children in the UK to join in with the first ever ‘’Giant Wiggle’ event. A sponsored walk for under 5’s.

The “Giant Wiggle” won the Progressive Preschool award for Best Preschool Marketing Campaign in 2014.

The hungriest insect we know will be celebrating his 50th Anniversary in 2019!

What better time to hire the Hungry Caterpillar Mascot Costume? He is available for UK events.

He makes a welcome guest at a range of corporate events, particularly those where children are present. He can also work well as part of a healthy eating inspired event.

Book mascot costume from Rainbow Productions by filling in the form below or contact us to find out more.



Very Hungry Caterpillar


Rainbow Productions has 30 years of specialist experience in delivering authentic character appearances within a range of environments. All of our costume characters available for personal appearances are managed under licence and are 100% official. With a trained performer and dedicated road manager, we aim to make your event an experience your guests will love!

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