Did you know that the Pottery Barn Kids catalogs use actual children's books as props in many of their product photos? I recently sat down with the late spring 2011 catalog and played my own version of I-Spy children's books. I started listing the titles on a piece of paper and ran out of room!
Here are just a few of the titles I noticed displayed in the pages of their catalog: The Carrot Seed, Big Red Barn, Little House on the Prairie, Eric Carle's Animals Animals, and The Tale of Peter Rabbit. The actual list is much longer. I even saw some titles that I've never heard of, but plan to look for next time I'm at the library: Tools by Taro Miura, Stanley Goes for a Drive, D'Aulaires' Book of Animals, and A Girl and Her Gator. I'm always on the look-out for new children's book suggestions, even among the pages of a catalog! As far as book related products, Pottery Barn Kids offers Curious George bedding and an adorable Peter Rabbit Nursery set as well as Peter Rabbit Easter items. I think it is great that Pottery Barn Kids recognizes the importance of reading with children and helps promote children's books in their catalogs and during their store storytimes.
If you don't live near a store and want to have your own Very Hungry Caterpillar Day Celebration, here are some helpful links and resources:
The Official Eric Carle Website
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Eric Carle Blog
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day activity kit from Penguin Group
Reading Rockets The Very Hungry Caterpillar Literacy Bag
Hubbard's Cupboard The Very Hungry Caterpillar Booklet
Crafts & Activities listed on Mommy Blogs:
No Time for Flash Cards: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities
1+1+1=1 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Tot Pack
Celebrate the Very Hungry Caterpillar Day with a giveaway! One Brimful Curiosities reader will receive a special prize pack containing a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, a Very Hungry Caterpillar bath mitt and the Very Hungry Caterpillar bubble set.
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