Apr 032016


The first trimester of 2016 is all done and dusted and Easter already behind us, isn’t this year just flying by? Looking ahead on the calendar I noticed that Mother’s Day is only 5 weeks away, time to put my thinking cap on and come up with some sweet Mother’s Day gift ideas. This lovely little gift idea from Penguin Books Australia is perfect for small people (and small budgets):

I Love Mum

If you loved Eric Carle’s story about the famous critter with the rather large appetite you are sure to enjoy this super cute version, written especially for all the wonderful mothers (and mother figures) in the world. People of all ages have fallen in love with Eric Carle’s colourful illustrations and this adorable book is full of them.

How wise they are, the way they hold you, the way they lift you up and how they show you the way… Using a range of different animals ‘I Love Mum with the Very Hungry Caterpillar’ celebrates all the things that make a mum special. What a nice way for the youngest of the family to show much they love mum! Priced at under $15 it’s an ideal ‘pocketmoney friendly’ gift idea for Mother’s Day.

To find out more about ‘I Love Mum with the Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle and to order a copy online visit www.penguin.com.au.

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Jul 082014

Penguin Australia

As you may have guessed our bookshelf has a mix of English and Dutch books on it and of some titles we even have both the Dutch and the English version. I guess it says something about the popularity of a book when it is translated in multiple languages and the kids love comparing the words. Whether you call him Rupsje Nooitgenoeg (Caterpillar Neverenough) or The Very Hungry Caterpillar, everyone loves this adventurous little critter and his insatiable appetite and now even the youngest kids can start enjoying Eric Carle:

Eric Carle Cloth Book

The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Cloth Book is a gorgeous soft and very huggable cloth book that makes a wonderful first introduction to the famous Eric Carle story. There are eight colourful pages featuring eye catching illustrations accompanied by some simple words and sentences, teaching babies a selection of fruits and other easy words like moon, stars and leaf.

Hungry Caterpillar

Whether you just read what’s on the pages, stick to the original Eric Carle story or use your imagination and create your own version, there is lots of room for variety. Practise the names of the fruit or talk about different colours, it’s amazing how much you can with this sweet book. Little ones will love flicking through the pages, you don’t have to worry about your baby bending or ripping them and there’s no chance of accidental eye poking with sharp corners.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Cloth Book comes packaged in a beautiful gift box making it a perfect present for a new arrival or a baby shower.

To find out more about The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Cloth Book ($19.99) by Eric Carle, published by Penguin Books Australia, and to order online visit www.penguin.com.au.

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