Thursday, June 11, 2009

What My Children Are Reading Meme, June 11, 2009 edition

Welcome to this week's edition of What My Children Are Reading! This week has been an Eric Carle week for us.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar was one of the first books we introduced to our daughter when she was just a baby, and two years later, it hasn't lost it's magic with her. The simple story, the colorful tissue paper illustrations, the different foods featured, and the adorable caterpillar make this a winner in our house. We have the board book version, as always, it's the holes the caterpillar chews through the foods that keep my daughter coming back to the book again and again. She can't resist putting the tips of fingers in them and holding the book up to her eyes to look through the holes. It's no wonder this is still a bestseller 40 years after its first publication.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See by Bill Martin, Jr. with illustrations by Eric Carle has been another long-time favorite in our house. It sat on the shelf for a while after my daughter learned to identify all of the animals, but now that she's learning her colors, it's a must-read nearly every night. I can't sing enough praises about this book, and we're going to some of the other books, such as Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? to our library soon.

What have your kids been reading? Leave your link in Mr. Linky below. If you don't have a blog, I'd still love to hear what you're reading with your kids in the comments section.

If you're leaving a link, please link back to the post that talks about what your kids are reading instead of your main URL so others can find it easily.


  1. Since we are tlaking classics here - this week is that been Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel - which we love. At first I dreaded reading it, so loooong right before bed. But now I love it. It is such a heartwarming story, and we love talking about all the 'old-fashioned' cars and trucks... good stuff.

  2. We LOVED the Hungry Caterpillar! I loved the artwork, too. Beautiful stuff.

  3. Wasn't there a joke about the caterpillar being an advocate for obesity so we should ban The Very Hungry Caterpillar? J/K. Eric Carle is a great illustrator.