The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Christmas 123

By Eric Carle (Puffin)

Age 3-5

Eric Carle’s lovely illustrations make the perfect Christmas counting story.  Starting from 1 Father Christmas and ending with 10 presents, this is a cute way to introduce Christmas ideas and counting for little ones.  The Very Hungry Caterpillar does make appearances on every page and there’s lots of fun in spotting him.  Perfect Christmas stocking board book!



*If you don’t yet have the original The Hungry Caterpillar – this is a must-have on every child’s shelf.  With one sold every 30 seconds around the world, Eric Carle’s classic is the best baby shower buy. We love Carle’s approach: “My aim with my work is to simplify and refine, be logical and harmonious. I like to use simple shapes, bright colors and a lot of white space. I write for the child inside of me. That is always where I begin.’

If we could remember that child inside us, how differently would we parent?


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