Book Caterpillar (Switzerland)

Book Caterpillar is a reading promotion project for 4–7-year-olds, which aims to familiarise children with books, especially children from backgrounds where books are not part of everyday life. The caterpillar is a long ‘creature’ made of colourful cloth with pockets containing picture books, which ‘crawls’ along in kindergardens and schools. The children empty the pockets, find a book they are interested in, look at it, take it home and ask family members to tell them the story or swap the book with friends.

This project is run by The Swiss Institute for Children’s and Youth Media (SIKJM) (Switzerland).