Children's author and illustrator Eric Carle has given life and luminosity to, arguably, the world's most famous caterpillar. Since its publication in 1969, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. Known for his whimsical, distinctive method of collage illustrations, Carle traces the metamorphosis of one ravenous caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly in his beloved, visually striking picture book. Listen to a reading of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” then, weather permitting, head outdoors to decorate the Monarch Waystation with butterfly-attracting plants in honor of Carle's childhood classic. 1 p.m. Blue Manatee Children's Bookstore. 3054 Madison Rd., Oakley. 513-731-2665, bluemanateebooks.com.