Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Love from the Very Hungry Caterpillar - a bookwrap

 The month of February has Valentine's Day tucked inside ready to be celebrated.  February 14th is the day we focus on the theme of love.  A book is the perfect gift to show your little ones how much you love them! Eric Carle's new interpretation of the classic "Very Hungry Caterpillar" will be sure to delight both you and your child.


by Eric Carle

Ages 0-3

Unwrapping some illustration fun...

About the book...

Oh how everyone loved "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" book.  It was first published on June 3, 1969.  It was the winner of many, many children's literature awards and a major graphic design award.  According to Wikipedia it has sold 30 million copies worldwide.  It has been described as having sold the equivalent of a copy per minute since its publication and as one of the greatest childhood classics of all time.   It is now 47 years old and has been published in 47 different languages.

He's back once again munching, crunching and chewing his way through another amazing book to show kids how much he adores them.  Eric Carle has taken his famous little character and created a minute book (little hands will appreciate it) that expounds on the multitude of ways "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" loves his reader.

He pours out adoration by proclaiming..."You are the bees knees" and "You make the stars sparkle" and the final, "You make my heart flutter."  What a gem of a book to build self-esteem, confidence and a deep sense of being loved and belonging.

The classic illustrations burst with joyous colour and animates the text making it come alive to your little ones.

"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" spreads the love from page to page instilling in your children that they are special thus making their world a brighter and more accepting place in which to live.  

This book is a perfect gift to give on Valentine's day and the good news?  It contains no calories nor will it promote cavities, which are two very good things!  I highly recommend it.  

The author...

Eric Carle is the acclaimed and beloved creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. He has written and illustrated more than seventy books and recently won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for Lifetime achievement in children’s literature. His books, as well as the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts, continue to keep him at top momentum. Eric Carle divides his time between the Florida Keys and the hills of North Carolina. Visit him at

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