Monday, March 20, 2017


Today is THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR DAY! We're so thrilled to team up with Penguin Random House, to celebrate. This beloved book is one I vividly remember falling in love with early on in elementary school. Since then, this is a book I've enjoyed reading over and over to my kids when they were young, and have enjoyed reading to younger elementary age kids I've had the chance to read to. 

This book is both a good teaching tool, and one that inspires creativity. From learning to count, to colors, and naming the food The Very Hungry Caterpillar eats. Creativity wise, kids can make their own stories about The Very Hungry Caterpillar, can create their own artwork from the caterpillar on leaf, eating the various food, and turning into a butterfly at the end. Check out these great craft/artwork ideas on Pinterest here and these games, here. Scholastic offers some great teaching ideas for pre-k & up, herehere.

Thank you to Penguin Books, we have a printable VHC Day Activity Packet you can Download. I've been having problems getting the download to work here on blogger. This links sends you over to our friends at Novel Novice, to download. Download the VHC Day Activity Packet here.


Eric Carle's classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, in board book format.

A much-loved classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has won over millions of readers with its vivid and colourful collage illustrations and its deceptively simply, hopeful story. With its die-cut pages and finger-sized holes to explore, this is a richly satisfying book for children.


Thank you to you Penguin, you can enter for a chance to win one (1) of five (5) copies of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (ARV: $21.99 each).

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on March 20, 2017 and 12:00 AM on March 27, 2017.  Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about March 29, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. 

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I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~