Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Stocking Stuffer: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas 1-2-3 by Eric Carle



That cute little caterpillar is back!

But this time he's not scarfing up goodies on each page, but counting up the symbols of the seasons, one Mr. Claus, two twinkly Christmas trees, plus snowflakes and frosted cakes, not to mention penguins, stars, and reindeer.

In cameo appearances, Caterpillar can be searched out on each page, climbing up six Christmas cakes and checking out the snowy foot of one of the seven penguins, perching on the point of one of the eight stars, and curling up for a nap in the snow with the nine reindeer.

And in the true Eric Carle tradition, Caterpillar makes his magical metamorphosis on the final page which features ten Christmas presents and... of course, one brand-new, beautiful butterfly,

Beloved author-illustrator Eric Carle brings another classic character back in a brand-new board book, perfect for stocking stuffing, The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Christmas 123 (Grosset and Dunlap, 2016). Done in Carle's colorful paper collage style, set against bright white pages, the notable creator gives each number, from one to ten, its own setting, shown in numerical form, spelled out in large black font, with the correct number of Christmas objects to count for the youngest readers. A perfect way to complete the countdown to Christmas!

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