Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Giveaway - Celebrate the Very Hungry Caterpillar Day at Pottery Barn Kids stores on March 20th

On Sunday, March 20 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., all Pottery Barn Kids stores will be hosting The Very Hungry Caterpillar storytime in celebration of the 3rd Annual Very Hungry Caterpillar Day. The event includes free activities for families as well as a reading of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and his adventures into becoming a butterfly. If you are looking for a fun, free, family-orientated activity on Sunday, make sure to stop by your nearest Pottery Barn Kids store.

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

PDF Files:
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.


To enter this contest, leave a comment relevant to this post. Do you have a favorite Eric Carle book?
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• Contest ends on Monday, March 21st, 2011 at 11:59 PM CST.
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Thanks to the Very Hungry Caterpillar and Pottery Barn Kids for sponsoring this contest. I did not receive any products in exchange for this writing this post. I am an Amazon affiliate and may receive a very small commission for products purchased through my Amazon links. (View my full disclosure statement for more information about my reviews.)

93 comments:

Melissa Taylor said...

You might like this guest post I wrote for No Time for Flashcards on making art in Eric Carle's style:http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2009/09/guest-week-imagination-soup.html

Amy said...

How funny we are having a VHC themed birthday party on Saturday. It's my son's favorite book!

candy said...

My 4 year old loves this book we read it over again. She would absolutley love this wilcarvic
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Raven In A Blue Room said...

this is the first time I heard about Eric Carle but his books seems to be very adorable

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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Theresa N. said...

The Very Hungary Caterpillar is my favorite book, but all of his books have that wonderful bold look.
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Theresa N. said...

I'm an e-mail subscriber. Thank you.
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Bridget R. Wilson said...

My favorite Eric Carle is 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo.

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Bridget R. Wilson said...

I follow your blog through Google Reader.

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Sarah said...

Ahh--we love Slowly, Slowly, Slowly Said the Sloth at my house!

Great giveaway--thanks!

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alissa4illustration said...

My son's like: Have You Seen My Cat. It's repeats a lot, but they think it's funny.
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mommy days said...

my daughter loves Eric Carle books. its difficult to pick one. some of her favorites are ""brown bear, brown bear what do u see", "The Mixed-Up Chameleon" and "very hungry caterpillar". johnson.dony@gmail.com

Stephanie said...

I love this book. It is my favorite Eric Carle book.

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Katt said...

We're looking forward to our Pottery Barn Kids trip on Sunday!

Terra H. said...

My favorite is The Very Quiet Cricket. Thanks.
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Anonymous said...

At our house we like The Grouchy Ladybug! Thanks for the chance to win!

McKim said...

My grandson likes The Lamb and the Butterfly.
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Renee G said...

Our favorite is The Mixed-Up Chameleon.
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Anonymous said...

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I would love to enter to win the prize

ossmcalc said...

My favorite Eric Carle book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I am going to call my daughter and tell her about the celebration of Very Hungry Caterpillar Day at Pottery Barn Kids stores. My grandson will just love it.

ossmcalc said...

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/#!/ossmcalc/status/48931532458565632

Thank you,

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ossmcalc said...

I am a subscriber via email and RSS reader.

Thank you,

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Lauren said...

Our favorite is actually The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We got it from the library recently. Would love to own it! :)

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apple blossom said...

I do like the Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Tiny Seed is another good one.

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Anonymous said...

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MY GRANDSON WOULD LOVE THIS BOOK

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

MY favorite would be the Very Hungry Caterpillar, but my Bebe Boy's favorite is Where Are You Going? To See My Friend! Thanks for the chance to win!

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Nichole said...

Brown Bear, Brown Bear is read quite frequently at my house!

(I linked to your giveaway on my giveaway page too! Thanks for linking to me on your giveaway page)

Mia J. said...

I enjoy all of his books especially the Very Hungry Caterpillar.

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Audrey said...

All of Eric Carters books are great, we love the Very Hungry Caterpillar. Thankyou
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Giant Sis said...

I think The Very Hungary Caterpillar is my favorite!
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Sue E said...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of my favorite books. Thanks for the chance to share it with my 3 yr old

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Wehaf said...

I always loved "Polar Bear, Polar Bear..."

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Julie D said...

I was introduced to Eric Carle in my children's lit class in college 20 years ago. (wow! that makes me sound old!) I love the artwork and repititive lines that make it easy for young kids to "read" along

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Melissa B. said...

My favorite is the Very Hungry Caterpillar. I read it to my preschool class when we're on the letter C. We also sort fruit and do color sheets.

Rita M said...

My granddaughter is all about the ladybug - so The Grouchy Ladybug was the 1st book I added to her book collection.
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Rita M said...

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Rita M said...

I'm a confirmed e-mail subscriber -
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AEKZ2 said...

I'm a huge fan of pandas, so my favorite is Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?

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Piper Family said...

We always read Brown Bear Brown Bear ... I should go grab Hungry Caterpillar though. I think my son would love it.
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Piper Family said...

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/marilynbmonroe/status/49728445256695808

miloannjohnston said...

when i was younger the hungry catapillar was one of my fave books. I have 3 year old and 19 month old who i would love to read this to :)
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lyndseyluvsjj said...

My favorite book by him is Brown Bear, Brown Bear.

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Anonymous said...

our fav book is brown bear, brown bear
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Kristy Thiel said...

My favorite would be the very hungry catepillar! Thanks for hosting!

coliebear said...

I like polar bear, polar bear, what do you hear.
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susansmoaks said...

very hungry caterpillar is my favorite
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rubynreba said...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is our favorite. If we could win it, we wouldn't have to check it out at the library!
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Diane52 said...

I follow via google. My kids love this book and have it memorized. We go crazy over all of Eric Carle's books.
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t said...

my 4 year old nephews love The Hungry Caterpillar.
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dlhaley said...

My daughter liked the Very Hungry Caterpillar and now I would like to give my granddaughter the book.


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Barrie said...

my daughter would love to celebrate!
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Pamela S said...

We've read several of the Eric Carle books and loved them all. The lovely rhyming and the bold and colorful illustrations are perfect for kids. This looks like a darling gift set. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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mail4rosey said...

It is the Very Hungry Caterpillar that we love. It's been a tradition in our family for years to read it to the little ones, and now we have a new little guy in the family (3) who would love it, I'm sure!

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liliesrnice said...

We haven't read of any of his books yet, but we'll look for them at the library!

GabbyLowe said...

i haven't read my of these books yet but my kids love capterpillars

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