Posts Tagged ‘Very Hungry Caterpillar’
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
Next week marks the anniversary of the publication of one of our very favorite books, The Very Hungry Caterpillar! We hope you can help us celebrate here at The Carle this weekend. We’re kicking off festivities with a Members’ Pancake Breakfast in the morning, followed by a day of Caterpillar-themed storytimes, films and activities. We hear there will even be an appearance from the Caterpillar himself! Here are all the details:
Annual Pancake Breakfast Celebrating Very Hungry Caterpillar Day
Sunday, March 17, 2013
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
First Seating – 9:00 am
Second Seating – 10:15 am ETA: Now full!
Free to members, but space is limited. Reserve early at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebration of the 2013 Very Hungry Caterpillar Day
Sunday,March 17, 2013
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission
Celebrate The Caterpillar’s special day with us!
Join us for special story times, films, art activities and a visit from The Very Hungry Caterpillar! Plus Museum Shop sale – 15% off all caterpillar-related books and toys!
12:30 pm – The Very Hungry Caterpillar Film
1:00 pm – Meet the Caterpillar
1:30 pm – Storytime
2:30 pm – Picture Writer: The Art of Picture Books Film
3:00 pm – Meet the Caterpillar
3:30 pm – Storytime
4:00 pm – The Very Hungry Caterpillar Film
There will be fun all-day art activities and all children will receive Butterfly temporary tattoos. Bring your camera!
If you can’t make it to the museum consider participating in our friendly competition by creating your own version of the Very Hungry Caterpillar using found materials and submitting a photo of your creation. Winners will win an original doodle by Eric Carle and more! Check out the details here: http://www.carlemuseum.org/studioblog/?p=2677
Today we’re also giving away a very soft and plushy Caterpillar to one lucky blog reader. To win, leave a comment below BEFORE 12 pm EST Saturday, March 16th. Tell us, If you were to invite The Very Hungry Caterpillar over for a birthday dinner celebration, what would you prepare for him? Good luck and we’re announcing the winner on Sunday, March 17th.
Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
Today is the anniversary of Eric Carle’s bestselling picture book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar! Hooray!
To celebrate 41 years of a classic book that has reached and delighted so many children all over the world, today we are giving away a very special gift to one lucky reader. The winner of this giveaway will receive a hardcover copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, autographed by Eric Carle and a copy of the new, award-winning DVD about Eric Carle and his work, Eric Carle: Picture Writer: The Art of the Picture Book.
To enter, leave a comment below before 12:00 pm EST Wednesday, March 21st. We’ll randomly pick one winner from the comments on Wednesday. Good luck!
UPDATE: Submissions for the giveaway are now closed. Congratulations to the winner of this giveaway, Brook Gideon!
What lovely comments! It’s so nice to read how The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle’s books have impacted so many of you and your families. And especially nice to hear how many of you have been able to visit us here at The Eric Carle Museum! Here’s to many more years of bringing the joy of Eric Carle books into your lives! Happy Birthday to you, Very Hungry Caterpillar and Happy Spring!
Thursday, February 9th, 2012
I just had to share with you this wonderful matching game made by one of our customers. Marabeth Nally, a teacher at the RMSC Preschool in Rochester, New York purchased some of the Very Hungry Caterpillar Color Dot fabric and Very Hungry Caterpillar Sticker Set. I was so delighted when she recently stopped by to show what her classroom had made with these and a few other easy, recycled materials.
This adorable pouch is filled with an assortment of multicolor lids. The children and their families collected them from milk and juice and other beverage bottles and then recycled them into a fun game. The children then stuck matching sets of stickers onto the bottle lids to create a memory game.
To play the game, place all the lips face down and turn over two at a time. Try to remember where each image was to create matching pairs. Marabeth even made an adorable tag for the game that says “Reduce, Reuse, Rejoice!” Isn’t that a wonderful idea? Thanks for sharing, Marabeth!
Have you brought Eric Carle’s books into your classroom in a creative way? Tell us about it!
Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
I received something in the mail the other day. Flat Stanley!
Do you know about Flat Stanley? Flat Stanley first appeared in a book by Jeff Brown, called Flat Stanley, illustrated by Tomi Ungerer (we had an exhibition of his artwork here at The Carle this past summer) in 1964.
Flat Stanley has since been re-illustrated by other authors and a book series of early readers track his worldwide adventures. The books have inspired the Flat Stanley project. Kids can create their own Flat Stanley out of paper send it through the mail to other children and adults who document Flat Stanley’s travels. Kids can track their characters as he has adventures around the country and even the world!
This Flat Stanley was sent to me by my nephew whose 2nd grade class is doing a unit of geography and are using Flat Stanley’s travels to help their lessons. I decided to take Flat Stanley to work with me and send back pictures of what a great time Flat Stanley had at The Carle. I thought you might be interested to see them as well. I’ll let Flat Stanley take it from here:
I can’t believe I met the Caterpillar!
Here I am in front of a giant mural painted by Eric Carle. Blue is my favorite color.
I made some new friends. Here I am with Knuffle Bunny, the Caterpillar, and a Wild Thing.
What? Is there something behind me?
I browsed the amazing bookstore.
I read a lot of great books.
I made some art in the Art Studio. Being made of paper, I was very careful with the scissors.
I even helped out at the cash register. “That will be one million dollars, please.”
I also visited the gallery, but sorry, no photos allowed in there! I had such a great time at The Eric Carle Museum! Thanks for inviting me!
Have your children or students ever made a Flat Stanley? Where would you take your Flat Stanley visitor? And if you ever want to send your Flat Stanley to visit the Eric Carle Museum just let me know. We always have a great time here!
Monday, December 5th, 2011
The Carle Bookshop is offering a Very Hungry Caterpillar Rocker Toy to one lucky winner in Ohdeedoh’s Holiday 2011 Giveway today!
This Caterpillar rocker toy ($120) has a soft plush body, sturdy wooden handles and frame and is perfectly sized for toddlers. It would make a great addition to your nursery or playroom or a fantastic holiday gift. It’s been such a hit in our brick-and-mortar store when it’s out on display. Even adults want to sit on it!
So, head on over to Ohdeedoh to enter to win! Entries are open until 12:30 pm Thursday, December 8th. Good luck!
Thursday, August 18th, 2011
I just wanted to share with you these pictures sent to me from a customer in Australia. She bought some Eric Carle fabric and made the most adorable pinafores with matching ruffle pants for her granddaughters.
These are made using our Junk Food fabric, by individually cutting out the foods and appliqueing them onto the dress. The ruffles include a strip of the Junk Food fabric. I love the combination of the Eric Carle fabrics with the solid colors. So bright and cheery! Here is a similar dress made by cutting out the animals from the Brown Bear Animals fabric. Doesn’t this just inspire you to go make your own?
Brown Bear Front
Brown Bear Back
Thanks for sharing with us, Pam!
Friday, July 29th, 2011
It’s Summer Sidewalk Sale time in Northampton, MA! Every year, downtown shops and eateries in Northampton celebrate summer with four days of great deals, food, music and fun. This year for the first time, The Carle Museum is sharing a booth with Eric Carle’s downtown Northampton studio. The Carle Bookshop will be there all weekend selling a sampling of the goodies we regularly sell in our brick-and-mortar shop in Amherst, as well as online.
Check out our sidewalk set-up!
Our booth is stocked up with all sorts of toys and books (including bestsellers and super-sale discount deals). Even if it rains, we’re prepared. Look at those super cute umbrellas!
We have some special book signings lined up at our booth as well, so stop on by and meet the authors and illustrators behind your favorite books. Yesterday we had a great event with Jeff Mack.
Friday at 1 pm: Jane Dyer
Andy and Jane Dyer at the Northampton Sidewalk Sale
Sunday at 1 pm: David Hyde Costello
If you’re in the area, stop by and say hello! Look for our Very Hungry Caterbillar VW Bug. You can’t miss it. Hope to see you there!
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
Hooray for summer! School’s out and the weather’s nice. It’s now time for summer vacations and staycations! Whether you’re planning a trip or staying close to home, this month we’re giving away a bag of summer goodies from our bookstore that will make any day more fun!
Here’s what you get:
Entering to win is easy. Just leave a comment below letting us know your favorite summer activity. Comments close Friday, June 24th at 12 pm (EST) and one lucky winner will be randomly chosen. Good luck!
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Wow! I had SO much fun reading through all your comments about how you love to spend your summer. Now I’m really in the mood for summer vacation! We randomly picked a winner for the summer fun bag. Congratulations Laura Clements! Laura wrote “I love to knit while sitting on the beach.” Happy summer all!
Thursday, May 19th, 2011
It’s no secret that we LOVE birthday parties. After all, we do sell all the goodies to throw the very best Very Hungry Caterpillar party in our bookstore. In celebration of Lillian’s (one of our fabulous booksellers here at The Carle) birthday today, I want to share with you some of the lovely birthday moments (and yummy treats!) our customers have shared with us from their own parties.
Photo courtesy of Jacquie Graves
Photo courtesy of Jacquie Graves
Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ranno
Photo courtesy of Leyna Cleavenger via Facebook
Photo courtesy of Leyna Cleavenger via Facebook
Do you have a caterpillar party moment that you’d like to share? Send us an email at email@example.com and your party could be featured here on ShopTalk!
Thursday, March 17th, 2011
Happy Birthday to the Very Hungry Caterpillar!
Sunday, March 20th is Very Hungry Caterpillar Day and we feel like celebrating another great year with our favorite Eric Carle character! How better to celebrate 41 years of such a memorable and beloved book than throwing a party!
Today we are giving away a suite of Very Hungry Caterpillar-themed party supplies. These are some of our hottest sellers on our website and for this special day, we’re giving one lucky blog reader a complete set so they can throw their own Caterpillar party! They make the perfect decorations for birthday parties, baby showers or for any kind of party, really.
This giveaway includes 1 package each of:
Paper plates, cups, bowls, party hats, party horns, balloons, cupcake wrappers, big bowls, a tablecloth, invitations, thank you notes, pin badges, stickers, bubbles, favor bags, birthday banner and birthday garland! You can check our website here to see how many of each come in a package (usually about 6-8 per package).
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below before Friday, March 18th at 12:00 EST. After that we’ll close the comments and announce the lucky winner. Good luck and party on!
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I’m a bit late announcing the winner because we are having such a busy and wonderful birthday weekend here at The Carle, but the winner of the party supply set is….Jana Putos! Congratulations, Jana. We’ll be in touch with you shortly about sending your prizes. Thank you all for your lovely birthday wishes and we’ll be back in April for another giveaway!