Thursday, February 27, 2014

"Still Hungry" for The Very Hungry Caterpillar Giveaway


This week we have been celebrating the 45th anniversary of Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar and even though the book has been around for that long and I have been reading it over and over for the last 21 years, I am "still hungry" for it!


In honor of the book's 45th anniversary, Penguin books has graciously offered to give away 2 limited edition anniversary totes and 2 copies of The Very Hungry Caterpillar board book to one lucky winner- one for the winner to keep and one for the winner to share. Keep reading to find out all of the details.

 Here is a little bit about how we used The Very Hungry Caterpillar this week. We used the book as a springboard for talking about patterns in books and how they help us as readers. This anchor chart came from Kim Adsit's Discovering Patterns unit. We read the book and talked about it had both a growing and a repeating pattern. Kim's unit also has a great anchor chart and lessons for talking about several different types of patterns.
After talking about ways patterns help us when we read, we made patterns using bingo dabbers. After the dots tried, we made caterpillars to add to them. To make the caterpillar we clipped corners and rounded. The original idea for this caterpillar came from TLC Lessons. I modified it slightly for what we did. I found the idea behind this activity on Pinterest. Unfortunately, the link did not take me back to the original source so I cannot give the person credit.




Keeping with patterns, we revisited our study of patterns in events. We discussed the life cycle of the butterfly and how it is a repeating pattern. We made this map to show the pattern. Students worked in small groups at their tables to create each part of the life cycle. We constructed the map and labeled it together as a class. 

About the anniversary
2014 marks the 45th anniversary of Eric Carle’s pre-school classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The anniversary will be officially celebrated on the annual “Very Hungry Caterpillar Day” which takes place every year on the first day of spring (March 20th).

Since its publication in 1969, 36 million copies of the book have sold worldwide and it has been published in 55 languages. That year the book was also named one of the best children’s books of the year by The New York Times, and it has since become a beloved, must-own classic. Today, every 30 seconds, somewhere in the world, a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar is sold. 

Eric Carle (www.eric-carle.com) is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. He has illustrated more than seventy      books, many best sellers, and more than 100 million copies of his books have sold around the world. 

In 2002, Eric and his wife Barbara opened The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (www.carlemuseum.org) in Amherst, MA, a 40,000 square foot space dedicated to inspiring a love of art among children by introducing them to picture book art by renowned artists from around the world.

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To enter the giveaway, simple leave a comment saying why you are "still hungry" for The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Don't forget to leave your name and email. The giveaway ends at midnight on Sunday, March 9th. 

29 comments:

kelly willis said...

i would love to have this for my boy this was my fav book when i was little
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Kenya Stacey said...

I am still hungry for The Very Hungry Caterpillar because it is a classic that never gets old. The illustrations are timeless

Karyn said...

I'm still hungry for The Very Hungry Caterpillar because my students love it so much and we use it in our butterfly unit!

Karyn
Kideducator@comcast.net

Chelsea said...

I'm still hungry for The Very Hungry Caterpillar because it's such a cute book, I love using it in butterfly units and the illustrations are beautiful.

Chelsea said...

I'm still hungry for The Very Hungry Caterpillar because it's such a cute book, I love using it in butterfly units and the illustrations are beautiful.
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Katie Nussbaum said...

I'm still hungry for the caterpillar because it has been a favorite of mine since I was a young child! It is a great way to learn about the lifecycle of a butterfly and it is a silly story that the kids love!

Katie Nussbaum
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Eileen Boyle said...

I love Eric Carle. i met him once and he signed a book for me. i would love to win.
Eileen2002@msn.om

Susan Hooper said...

I love The Very Hungry Caterpillar! My Kinders love to watch the progression and we use it as part of our animal/spring unit. I would love to have the bag!!
Susan Hooper
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Jessica Wyatt said...

I always loved how parts of the book were "eaten." I bet my son would love this (and I would love to reread it again years later!) How can you NOT still be hungry for this book? :)

Heidi said...

I love that the green leaf felt so refreshing after all the junk food. It’s so true!

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Karen said...

I'm still hungry for the hungry caterpillar because it's my theme for open house every year and this year it happens to be on March 20!

Luella said...

I still hungry for The Hungry Caterpillar because it is such a classic book and I would love to pass my love of the book and reading to my youngest granddaughter.

Cherie said...

The book is a classic!

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Mrs. Brown said...

I am still hungry for the Hungry Caterpillar! I have always loved this book-the creativity in the illustrations is just awesome!

Kelly Brown/Mrs. Brown
kellybrown28021@gmail.com

Lori said...

This book is a classic and Eric Carle is a favorite in my class! Love all his books!

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Kim Durno Toms said...

Love all of Eric Carle's books, but The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a class favorite. I am so happy to know that my birthday (March 20) will be celebrated along with The Very Hungry Caterpillar:) Yay!!!

Kimberly Toms/Mrs. Toms
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Anonymous said...

I am still hungry for the Very Hungry Caterpillar because it is a classic and my favorite part about teaching is introducing and sharing favorite timeless books with my kids!

Karen Aguilar
karen.aguilar@gpisd.org

Michelle Stiger said...
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Michelle Stiger said...

I love this book and remember it as the book I read to my daughter our first year to do the summer reading program at the library. She was just over a year old and absolutely loved it! Michelle Stiger stigerm@district87.org

Jennifer W. said...

I am still hungry for the The Very Hungry Caterpillar because I love watching the faces of my kindergarteners who've never heard it before. They always ask for me to read it again.

Jennifer W. said...

I am still hungry for the The Very Hungry Caterpillar because I love watching the faces of my kindergarteners who've never heard it before. They always ask for me to read it again.

(oops...forgot my email! jenlwebb1@gmail.com)
Jennifer Webb

Anonymous said...

There are so many lessons to be taught through this classic story. The illustrations draw me in every time. This book is the reason I'm an Eric Carle collector.
Mary Hartman
Mary.hartman@tusd1.org

Mariann Brown said...

I am still hungry for this book because it was the first one I read on my first after school job in a daycare center. That was 28 years ago! I love it and will continue to share it with my Kindergarten class this year.

Breanne Simons said...

I'm still hungry because every year my kids love to read this book and make beautiful art activities afterward! :)

Cinderella10383 said...

I am still hungry for this book because I adored it as a child. It was favorite book during story time and read quiet time.

Jamie Brigham
PrettyInPinkWife @ aol dot com

Cassandra Eastman said...

I'm still hungry for the hungry caterpillar because it's a classic! So fun to read to my toddlers, and I love the illistrations!

Kara said...

I'm still hungry for this book because I laugh along with my students every time we read it.

Kara Arany
karastutz at gmail dot com

Terri Moore said...

I am still hungry for The Very Hungry Caterpillar because I can integrate it into so many subject areas with my Kindergarten class!

Anonymous said...

I am still hungry for TVHC because it has been around a long time and is still so popular to teach many subjects. I am able to find lots of neat ideas for it all the time! stephanie_lewter@hotmail.com