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Looks like our kids really will grow up in a paperless world. This year, Eric Carle’s sweet book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” will be celebrating its 45th anniversary. Want to bring a classic children’s book into the future? There’s an app for that.

GalleyCat announced that interactive book make StoryToys partnered with the licensing agent for the World of Eric Carle. StoryToys CEO said The app’s” aim is to build beautiful apps that will enable children to interact with their favorite Eric Carle characters in totally new ways.” That means you’ll keep seeing toddlers in the checkout aisle swiping left and right on mommy’s iPad. This app, the first in a series based on Carle’s books, will be available on March 20.

This revamping of Carle’s classic, gorgeous books is definitely modern but it’s a little sad. Even if everything is getting done on a computer, it’s nice to have physical books. And plenty of studies have found that all that screen time isn’t the best thing for little developing brains or eyes.

Will you download “The Very Hungry Catepillar” for your kids?

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