Sunday Spotlight – My Favorite !

The Spotlight is on

The Very Hungry Caterpillar. by Eric Carle

When I sat down to think which book is my absolute favorite, the one that kept coming back into my mind was this classic. As a child the holes the caterpillar made in the pages fascinated me, the colors enchanted me and I remembering being amazed that the caterpillar turned into that huge colorful butterfly! In university while studying elementary education I chose this book as the literary inspiration for a cross curricular unit study for grade 1. I made math lessons with fruit, science lessons about observing insects and the butterfly life cycle and health lessons about smart food choices. Then teaching preschool I used this awesome book to teach the days of the week, basic counting and more. When I was pregnant I chose this book along with a few other favorites to be my son’s nursery theme. Now that my son is 2 we often pull down the Very Hungry Caterpillar felt board and play with it as we read the story. To me this book is a given, and for every stage of my life, student, student teacher, teacher, mother it has come along for the ride!

If you are an Eric Carle Fan ( and you should be!) you must check out his personal blog. It’s always fascinating to have a insider look at someone you admire!
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Celebrate With Us!

This week is Children’s Book Week , a week celebrating my very favorite thing! Did you know it’s been celebrated since 1919! I admit I had no clue it’s been going on that long. I spend a lot of time both with my son and after he has been tucked in for the night reading children’s books. Almost all of my activities have been inspired in some way by a children’s book I have read . Click on the logo above to visit the official website, they have listings of events,activities, and even book mark to download !

To celebrate this we asking you to share your favorite book with us. I have comments closed because I want you to email the title, author and why it’s your favorite. Submissions along with a link to your blog will be posted in my regular book list post on Saturday.

I am excited to find some new books and see some familiar titles too!