Win a Very Hungry Caterpillar bundle!

Happy 50th birthday, Very Hungry Caterpillar

2019 marks the 50th birthday of Eric Carle's iconic picture book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar… and he's STILL hungry!

To celebrate 50 very hungry years, we've created five new gift card designs for booklovers of all ages and teamed up with Puffin and Cawston Press to give away 10 very hungry bundles, each consisting of:

  • A special gold collector's edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • A £10 personalised National Book Token, with your choice of Very Hungry Caterpillar design
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar cuddly toy
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar card game set
  • AND a month's supply of Cawston Press fruit juices!

As a special offer until July, get free personalisation (usually £1.99 per card) on our Very Hungry Caterpillar gift cards – create your own.

National Book Tokens gift cards can be bought and spent in thousands of bookshops across the UK and Ireland, online and on eBooks. Our personalised gift cards allow you to use your own photos and words to create a unique gift for any occasion. 

Are you always hungry for more books?

This competition ended on 20/06/2019

Terms and Conditions

10 x winners will receive:
A special gold collector's edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar
A £10 personalised National Book Token, winners' choice of Very Hungry Caterpillar design (residents of the Republic of Ireland will receive a €10 standard National Book Token) 
The Very Hungry Caterpillar cuddly toy
The Very Hungry Caterpillar card game set
A month's supply of Cawston Press fruit juices 

  • No purchase necessary.
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted.
  • The prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives, and subject to availability. The Promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize.
  • Closing date 11:59pm, Thursday 20th June 2019.
  • The competition is open to UK and Republic of Ireland residents except employees of the Booksellers Association and Book Tokens Ltd., and employees of participating bookshops. Please note that personalised National Book Tokens gift cards are not currently available in Euros, so if the winner is a resident of the Republic of Ireland they will receive the alternative prize of a €10 National Book Tokens gift card in a standard design.
  • Entrants must be aged 16 or over.
  • Entrants will automatically collect 5 Caboodle Points. Find out more about How Caboodle Works.
  • Entrants acknowledge that this competition is a game of chance, which does not involve exercising any skill or judgement.
  • Entrants agree to Book Tokens Ltd. using their details in post-competition publicity. Your details will not be used for any other purpose, or passed onto any third parties, unless specified. Winners’ details may be shared securely with a third-party in order to fulfil the dispatch of competition prizes.
  • We will contact winners by email. In the event of a winner not responding after 14 days, we reserve the right to allocate the prize to another winner.
  • The promoters’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted.
  • Book Tokens Ltd. will only use your email address and other personal information as outlined in our privacy policy.
  • Winning gift cards can be used in participating bookshops. To find your nearest participating store, visit
  • Promoter: Book Tokens Ltd, 6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR.

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