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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Written & illustrated by Eric Carle
Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar deserves its reputation as a much-loved classic. Full of bright and imaginative illustrations and ingenious cut-out details, it charts the progress of a very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through the week. The pictures readily engage children's attention and involve them in the reading process, while helping them learn about numbers, days of the week and time. This is a fantastic book for pre-school children, who are sure to demand it time and time again.
Oct 23, 2019
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep. Die-cut pages illustrate what the caterpillar ate on successive days.

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$21.99
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$18.69
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$17.09
Used $1.66
Prices as of Jul 4
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I Love You, Bunny
Written & illustrated by Alina Surnaite
'Alina Surnaite's debut picture book is quiet but full of emotional resonance. Exploring the common experience of children being afraid of monsters in the shadows, Suzy's story doesn't shy away from how scary it can be to imagine there are bad things in your room at night, but shows children that there's nothing to be afraid of. The soft pastel artwork, often full of shadow, is a perfect context for the story and Surnaite has a lovely eye for the warmth of detail in drawing animals and young children.'
Feb 14, 2018
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Sometimes Suzie gets scared in the night, but Bunny White is always there to look after for her. One night, a strange shadow creeps into the room, and Bunny White is nowhere to be found. I Love You, Bunny is a beautiful debut about overcoming being afraid of the dark, illustrated in a classic, nostalgic style. The heartwarming story is perfect for before bed reading, and Alina Surnaite displays a rare drawing talent reminiscent of Shirley Hughes and Martin Waddell.

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$16.99
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$14.44
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$9.27
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