Thursday, March 19, 2009

Very Hungry Caterpillar celebrations

Sometimes it helps to have relatives on the other side of the world, like when they alert you to the fact that tomorrow is the 40th Anniversary of the publication of Eric Carle's Very Hungry Caterpillar (which they discovered because they can see Google's snazzy decorations for it, since it is already March 20 for them!). I came across this site with events to celebrate the anniversary, and thought I would share it, in case any of you live near to them and want to check any out.

Here's a repost of when we reviewed this classic:


The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Board book), by Eric Carle. This brightly illustrated board book (full version also available) follows a caterpillar's journey from egg to butterfly, and his dietary intake along the way. After seeing how popular it was with other infants (or at least their parents), I was disappointed that our little man didn't like it more at first, but at around 13 months, he suddenly started enjoying it due to his realization that it contained a drawing of a piece of watermelon. Hopefully he will move beyond that page eventually.

Excerpt:

"One Sunday morning the warm sun came up and - pop! - out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar."

Infant's Interest: "muh! muh! muh!" (translation: watermelon).


I'd post more, but it's time to feed my Very Hungry Bibliophile.

2 comments:

Valerie said...

Last Spring we kept a terrarium indoors with caterpillars and watched them turn into butterflies. So beautiful! We are going to do it again this year... can't wait!

SkylarKD said...

Thanks for the head's up! I so often don't hear about these kinds of anniversaries/events until after they've passed!