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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar | Eric Carle
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A big board book edition of Eric Carle's classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been enchanting generations of toddlers for over forty years. Now you can share this enduring story in a brand new big board book format, perfect for the home, library or nursery classroom.Eric Carle is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of books for very young children. Eric lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Barbara. The Carles opened The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Massachusetts in 2002.Don't miss all the other Very Hungry Caterpillar and Eric Carle books:The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Eric Carle's Very Special Baby Book; Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do You Hear?; The Very busy Spider; The Very Quiet Cricket; The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse; 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo; Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What do you See?; The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pop-Up Book; Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?; The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Buggy Book; Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; The Bad-Tempered Ladbybird; The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Little Learning Library; The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Touch and Feel Playbook; My Very First Book of Words; The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book and Toy; Little Cloud; Today is Monday; My Very First Book of Shapes; The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Sound Book; The Very Hungry Caterpillar; From Head to Toe; The Very Hungry Caterpillar Big Board Book; Draw Me a Star; Mister Seahorse; Do You want to be My Friend?; The Tiny Seed
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galacticbees
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The Very Hungry Cater Pillar, a RF picture book written and illustrated by Eric Carle, would be a great story to use for AS. Eric Carle is very well known for his picture books and students should definitely be made aware of who he is! (Cont.) #ucflae3414su19

galacticbees (Cont.) UDL Strategy 5.1 and ESOL strategy 17 would work best with this resource:
https://www.weareteachers.com/very-hungry-caterpillar-activities/
This resource is awesome and helps you make this story so much more interactive for students. #ucflae3414su19
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tpixie What is RF, AS and the #? From a non- teacher 3w
DrSpalding Respond to @tpixie @galacticbees ❤️📚 3w
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ImperfectCJ
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Today the caterpillar we watched become a chrysalis not long ago (see earlier post) emerged as a butterfly. She was one of three who emerged and flew off today. We reared purchased monarchs indoors for several years in Massachusetts, but this is our first time watching wild monarchs from egg to butterfly.

Crazeedi Just awesome!❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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MeaganM
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children‘s picture book. It is a traditional literature book. A New York Times best seller. It follows a caterpillar who eats his way through foods to eventually become a beautiful butterfly. This book would pair well with EL strategy 43 that requires students to underline key words or important facts in written assignments.

MeaganM This could be taught in tangent with a science unit for Kindergarten life cycles and utilizes UDL 1.3 to offer alternatives to visual processing. A model for the life cycle could accomplish this. 2mo
MeaganM #ucflae3414su19 This would be a fantastic book to launch an author study. He has written many great books similar to this one and it would be a great opportunity to find out where his ideas come from. A website to complete this strategy would be
Https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/eric-carle-author-study/
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DeannaP I agree that It would be a great book to launch an authors study on! I have a good majority of his books and love them! 1mo
DrSpalding Your love for this book has been evident throughout the summer semester. Thank you for sharing his work and your passion for his books. 🐛 ❤️ 3w
DrSpalding Scholastic is a high-quality resource! 3w
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ImperfectCJ
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We have a couple dozen monarch butterfly caterpillars on the milkweed plant in our backyard. It must be feeling crowded to them because I found this one on a geranium on the other side of the patio. I started to move her back to the milkweed, but then I thought maybe she knows what she's doing better than I do.

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NamasteReading
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CLASSIC. love.

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HotMessJess
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Happy birthday to my favorite children‘s book of all time 🥰
Shout out to my @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled for the most amazing outfit there ever could be!! We love you!!

Soubhiville Cute as could be! 2mo
Lovesbooks87 Oh the cuteness! 💜💜💜 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled YAY!! He looks adorable!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Bklover Oh my gosh!!!! He looks adorable! And the socks too!!!!🐛 2mo
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InBooksILive
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My daughter got The Very Hungry Caterpillar for this month from Imagination Library in the mail today. This was my favorite book when I was her age 😊 who didn't love the Hungry Caterpillar?

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Ivanita08
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Genre: RF. Award: American Institute of Graphics Arts (1970). Teaching Strategies: RA. This is an amazing book to read it aloud in the classroom. It is very interactive since it follows a caterpillar‘s change into a butterfly. Website: https://www.weareteachers.com/very-hungry-caterpillar-activities/ (Egg Carton Caterpillar). #UCFSU19. UDL: 3.1. EL: activates prior knowledge and hands on activity to work in groups and/or individually.

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AshleyHoss820
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I mean, come on...It‘s Eric Carle! He can‘t put a foot wrong, in my opinion! This book is bright, educational, and downright adorable! 15/1,001 #1001Books

BooknerdsLife 100% agree with you 🤗 My now teenage daughter still adore this book and will always be our favorite 🙌🏼💖🐛🍎 3mo
AshleyHoss820 @BooknerdsLife Absolutely! I love that she still loves it! Good job, Mom, associating love and good memories with reading! 🥰 My daughter, my youngest, is almost 11 and when she saw I had checked this book out, she said, “When you get to that one, will you read it TO me?” The answer to that will always be yes!! 😊😊❤️❤️📚 3mo
BooknerdsLife @AshleyHoss820 awww Thank you & Same to you too💖🙌🏼 How sweet your daughter still want you to read to her🥰 I really miss that! It‘s so wonderful to be able to share the love of reading with our kids 3mo
AshleyHoss820 @BooknerdsLife It really is!! Probably one of the smartest things I ever did, is raise readers! 😄😄😄 3mo
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jewright
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar cake I made for my niece‘s birthday party today.

DebReads4fun Welcome to Litsy! 4mo
LiteraryinLititz That is adorable! What a cute idea. 3mo
AshleyHoss820 Woah!! This is amazing! 3mo
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ConnorLaCroix

He was a beautiful butterfly!

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ConnorLaCroix

One of my favorite books from my childhood.

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ConnorLaCroix
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Ugh this book brings back so much nostalgia. It teaches kids about colors and counting and I love love love that it has the holes where the Caterpillar at the food. Definitely putting it in my classroom.

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caldwellalex95
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Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" is a popular and classic traditional literature (TL) picture book that captivates its readers. Teachers could read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" during a storytelling session in their classroom. Carle's famous picture book is sold every 30 seconds and is on the New York Times Bestsellers list. For those who may not know or do not remember, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" is about a cute caterpillar with an

caldwellalex95 incredible appetite. The caterpillar eats its way through a variety of food before becoming a butterfly. Because Carle's book is so popular, there are a plethora of lesson plans that revolve around his story. I discovered a great option for a storytelling lesson plan on the "School Time Snippets" website, which is a story sequencing activity! Children will enjoy this activity because it is hands-on, and what child does not enjoy working with 4mo
caldwellalex95 clothespins?! ESOL strategy #48 and UDL's sustaining effort and persistence strategy (8.2) can pertain to this activity. "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" is a beautifully written and illustrated book. All children should be presented the opportunity to have this book read to them. Carle's illustrations are stunning and they deserve all of the praise it receives! #LAE3414SP19 4mo
caldwellalex95 www.schooltimesnippets.com/2016/03/the-very-hungry-caterpillar-sequencing-activity.html 4mo
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MNelson98 This is an absolute classic! Having children do a hands-on activity with this book is a great idea. The students will have a blast. Great choice! 4mo
SofiaRoselli I love this book!! It was so much to read as a kid when you had an enthusiastic reader! 4mo
DrSpalding This is a classic that all children should be exposed to. 4mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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Alexander_Meng Love using this book in my teaching. Such a fun read for the kids 😁 5mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Alexander_Meng me too when I was teaching preschool! 😊 5mo
Alexander_Meng I'm working at a small school, so am teaching both primary and secondary school 😊 so singing and dancing one moment The next I'll be discussing the complicated political affairs in the US 😂 5mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz @Alexander_Meng I salute you! 👍🏼And thank you for what you do! ❤️ 5mo
Alexander_Meng Thank you ❤ do you still teach? 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s beautiful 🦋💗🦋💗 5mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Alexander_Meng nahhh quit to be a full time mom... Looking after my own kiddos now 😅 5mo
Alexander_Meng @Jee_HookedOnBookz for most that's more than enough 😄 5mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Alexander_Meng you know, you're so right about that!! 😅 5mo
vkois88 One of my absolute favorite books ❤❤❤ We have several copies, as well as plushies of both the caterpillar and the butterfly he turned into! 5mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Wow! From where did you get the plushies? 5mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Soooo pretty 💗💗💗 5mo
BooknerdsLife This will Always be my and my daughter's favorite book 😍🐛🍉🍎🍌❤️ 5mo
megnews 😍 5mo
Eggs All time favorite 5mo
vkois88 My favorite. We have a few plushies, several copies, and used to watch it regularly on Netflix as well ❤❤❤ 5mo
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jjbowenkunkler

" he nibbled a hole in the cocoon, pushed his way out.... he was a beautiful butterfly!

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jjbowenkunkler
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The picture of the hungry caterpillar after he become so big and was hungry no more.

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jjbowenkunkler
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Traditional literature and completed in 1987. This story has felt like it's been around forever. When I was a kid I loved having my mom read it to me. The story is about a Caterpillar looking for food throughout the week. He eats all kinds of different fruit on his way. Each day he ate more and more until he was huge. He then built a cocoon, which he lived in for two weeks. Afterwards, he sprung out to become a butterfly.

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marypeyton

“Now he wasn‘t hungry any more- and he wasn‘t a little caterpillar any more. He was a big, fat caterpillar.”

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marypeyton

The pictures are unique because they show each stroke of color. It also has some flaps so it can be interactive for the children!

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marypeyton
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a picturebook written and illustrated by Eric Carle in 1969. This book includes the character of a caterpillar who is on a mission to eat as he grows. The setting takes place in his habitat. This is a classic book that I would love to have in my classroom with young children. We read it in my CDC class and the kids love it.

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Miadolce

“On Saturday he ate through one piece of chocolate cake, one ice cream cone, one pickle, one slice of Swiss cheese, one slice of salami, one lollipop, one piece of cherry pie, one sausage, one cupcake, and one slice of watermelon.”

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Miadolce
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This book is adorable! I love the illustrations and how colorful and simple they are. I love how it is interactive and silly at times. A classic.

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rachelshoemaker

“he was a beautiful butterfly!”

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rachelshoemaker

This used to be one of my favorite books growing up. I love the illustrations

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rachelshoemaker
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Philomena Books 1987
I love this book, it‘s one of my favorite children‘s book. I love how it‘s interactive which makes children even more interested in it.

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kateschaeffer
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This book is about a little caterpillar that is very hungry. This book works on number order woth children and also at the end of the book the caterpillar turns into a beautiful butterflies and this shows the kids that they will grow up and be beautiful!

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cchernitsky

“He was a beautiful butterfly”

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cchernitsky

A classic! Teaches consecutive counting, foods and the life cycle of a butterfly

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cchernitsky
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Publication Date: 1969
Who was the book intended for: Children
Character Development: Yes
Proper Illustrations: Yes
Storyline: A caterpillar can‘t seem to get enough to eat. He eats & eats- grows & grows then eventually makes a cacoon and turns into a butterfly.

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wanderinglynn
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Happy Birthday VHC!

According to the Facebook page (https://m.facebook.com/theworldofEricCarle/), the VHC car & costume tour is going around the country to various places.

ephemeralwaltz 😍😍 6mo
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HotMessJess
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Start ‘em young.

Fun fact: I met Eric Carle as a child when he came to my tiny town for our annual reading parade. He will always be one of my favorite children‘s authors.

#BeckettsBooks #RaisingAReader #EricCarle

AlaMich The little guy is clearly precocious...he is totally into the story! 😊 6mo
JacqMac What a cutie! I think he likes it. 6mo
wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️👶🏻 6mo
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RadicalReader @HotMessJess I still remember reading Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See and The Very Hungry Caterpillar 6mo
minkyb So sweet! 6mo
CouronneDhiver Awwwww ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
Bookzombie So cute! 6mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled ❤️❤️ Also - Im fangirling. Over Beckett. And over your celebrity encounter with Eric Carl. 6mo
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Nebklvr I have always thought he looked a little shifty (edited) 6mo
GingerAntics This explains SO much. 6mo
Kayla.Adriena 😆 6mo
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Craftylikefox 😂 looks so surprised 6mo
Linsy 😝 6mo
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mvegabec
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We have a future Litsy reader 😁💥

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💙💙 7mo
rather_be_reading awesome! 7mo
Crazeedi Awww! Adorable!! 6mo
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MrsFunderwood
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Who Doesn't love this book xxx

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cswaingiggles
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Because no age is too young to start reading to your child. He loves this time with mom already, but that might just be because I‘ll read to him until he falls asleep while we cuddle which a two weeks old is a priority in his world.

BookishMarginalia 💜💜💜🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 #RaisingReaders 7mo
Traci1 😍 what a cutie! 7mo
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taraWritesSci
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📘 the Very Hungry Caterpillar (it was that or Villette; opted for the cute fuzzy guy)
✍️ Brian K. Vaughn (*chanting* Saga Saga Saga)
🎥 Vikings (the History channel show)
😋 Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (goes with anything and fun to say)

#manicmonday
#letterV
@JoScho

JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
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Samplergal
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📚The Very Hungry Caterpillar 🎬Vacation 📚Judith Viorst 🍿 vanilla #manicmonday #letterv

JoScho Thanks for playing 😊❤️ 8mo
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bookcollecter Hahaha oh my 🤔 8mo
CSeydel She‘s wrinkling the pages 8mo
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eshchory
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My Hanukkah present to myself.

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HotMessJess
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Yesterday we celebrated my brewing baby (yes, my shower was beer and mimosa themed!) and we were completely blown away by all the books our friends brought Beckett!

I was especially in LOVE with @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Very Hungry Caterpillar onesie and socks! We feel so loved and can‘t wait for this little one to enjoy these books because we definitely are already!! 🍼👶🏼🍻📚 #raisingareader

AmyG Congrats!!! This is amazing. 💕 10mo
HotMessJess @AmyG so many books they can‘t fit.... and I‘m THRILLED for it :D 10mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Yay!! ❤️😘 10mo
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maggie_azevedo
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October is #nationalbookmonth and in honor of that...

? What is your favorite childhood book? ?

As you can tell by my picture, my absolute favorite book as a child was "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" ?

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Megara Or this one... 11mo
ilyssa.g Was mine 11mo
maggie_azevedo @CoffeeNBooks Agreed...I liked that one too! 11mo
maggie_azevedo @Megara Yes!! My son loves that book!!! 11mo
maggie_azevedo @Megara Frederick is a good one too! 11mo
maggie_azevedo @Soubhiville Yes, those are both excellent books. Where the wild things are is so good! 11mo
maggie_azevedo @BookNerd9906 I love your pics! Those were some of my favs too!!! 11mo
maggie_azevedo @Clare-Dragonfly Definitely!! Such a good book! 11mo
maggie_azevedo @ilyssa.g I like that one too! 11mo
Louise It‘s the 50th Anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar! They‘ve come out with a lovely commemorative edition. 10mo
maggie_azevedo @Louise is it? I had no idea! I need to look into that. Thank you! 10mo
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JennyM
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12 | #SeptemberDanes

#TheDayAfterTomorrow in Australia is Friday.

And on Friday, the very hungry caterpillar ate through five oranges, but he was still hungry 🐛

But don‘t worry, my kids said, Friday night is pizza night so you can fill yourself up then 😆

BarbaraBB 😂😂 11mo
CarolynM 😂😂😂 11mo
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Cinfhen Perfect choice😊 11mo
Kalalalatja Love it 😄😄😄 11mo
Cathythoughts My granddaughter has this one 👍🏻💕💚 11mo
Lel2403 My kids loved this...many years ago now! 11mo
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hgrimes
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This ingenious knitted creation won first prize at the county fair.

IamIamIam Wow, that is really incredible!!!! 11mo
britt_brooke OMG, it‘s so amazing!! 💚 11mo
Megabooks Awesome!! 😎😎 11mo
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ErinSueMreads
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It is day one of the #boardbookbonanza mini challenge! Post a photo and tell us what your favorite, or your kids favorite book was when you or they were tiny. Mine was always The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Be sure to tag @WhiskeyMistress , myself, and the hashtag so we can all chat!

ErinSueMreads @theshadedbuffalo here is day one! 12mo
jbhops I always wanted to eat everything the caterpillar left behind. 😊 12mo
ErinSueMreads Agreed!!! @jbhops 12mo
Wattrat When's day two? I wanted an excuse to post pictures of my son. 😊 12mo
ErinSueMreads Just posted! I‘m terrible at posting at reasonable times on the weekends 😂😂😂 @Wattrat 12mo
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BookishTrish
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My front door

readordierachel So fuzzy! 12mo
Soubhiville Aw, cute! 12mo
Branwen Awwwww! 😊🐛 12mo
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Blooferlady
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Tonight‘s selection: a pop-up book! She‘s at a cute age where she laughs at everything, and using goofy voices was such a hit that we read it twice. 🤓 A baby‘s laughter is indeed music to a mother‘s ears.🤱🏻 It was a great way to introduce her to photos of different kinds of food and basic counting. #readalouds #theveryhungrycaterpillar #ericcarle #gabbisbooks #mylilgabbi #raisingreaders #raisingreadersph #thejoysofmotherhood #newbiemom

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