Sunday, October 7, 2012

{ 31 days of books - eric carle }

Every generation there are a few authors that really catch your attention.  Whether it's the artwork or the story, and if your lucky, both that draw you in let you explore a magical world.  One of my favorite authors to read with my children is Eric Carle.  

This is one of my very favorite books in the world.  I remember reading it as a child at the library and I love reading to each of my children.  The colors and artwork are extraordinary and we never, ever get tired of reading it.

The moral of this story is a good one but what gets me every time is the detail work inside.  The spiderwebs are embossed and little ones can run their fingers over it and feel the spider web grow.

I hadn't read this book as a child and the first time we checked it out from the library I kept hearing this noise from the bedroom that evening and it was actually starting to freak me out.  My super investigative skills deduced it was coming from the book.  Huh?  When you turn the pages there is a little compartment inside the book that makes a clicking sound- just like the beetle!  It's pretty awesome.

This is a great book to use to show children about how working through your frustration and anger and how not to take it out on others.  When one of the kids would get cranky we'd ask them if they were a grouchy ladybug and it was usually enough to get them to look at their actions.

I love the What Do You See? series.  We've read them so much that eventually the kids memorize what's coming next.  This is actually the first book that the preschool reads to the children on the first day.  I love that kind of tradition.

What's your favorite Eric Carle book?


  1. We love The very hungry caterpillar, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see?, the Bad Tempered Ladybird (which is the same book but different title as the grouchy ladybug) and our new fave is Mister Seahorse. Loving your book posts.

  2. I love Eric Carle!!! I read his books with my preschoolers last year, and they LOVED it!

  3. Oh I absolutely loved the very hungry caterpillar! Definitely a childhood staple.
    You are picking some amazing books my friend.


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