March 16, 2015


Penguin Kids is spending the month of March celebrating Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar with the Very Big Wiggle book tour.

I was contacted and asked if I wanted to share in the celebration.  I answered yes very quickly.  And here's why.

When my daughter was little she loved this book.  We read it over and over and over.  We even had it on DVD.  It was one of her most favorite books.  But here's the funny part - every time the caterpillar changed into a butterfly she would get mad! She wanted it to stay a caterpillar and not change.  It was so cute, because she'd be enjoying the story- counting all the food and then BAM! as soon as the butterfly came out she was like "No! No!".  We tried explaining it to her, but she just insisted that it should stay a caterpillar.  And interestingly that has been her as she has grown up.  She's really big about being who you are and not changing.  Maybe it all started with a passion for this story!

Ok now to the Giveaway and Celebration

Penguin Kids is hosting giveaways through Pinterest from March 16th-27th.   Once there you can create Very Hungry Caterpillar inspired crafts, recipes, activities, and other creations and post them to Pinterest boards that Penguin Kids will be re-pinning from. There will be a few steps for you to enter to win a copy of the book and $100 AMEX gift card. 

Plus a cross-country tour will include a costume party at each stop, AND a branded VW Bug will be wiggling to stores across the country, kicking off on the West Coast at The Reading Bug and heading East to end at The Eric Carle Museum on Very Hungry Caterpillar Day, also known as the first day of spring. 

Go to The Very Hungry Caterpillar website at Penguin Kids for all the details.  They even have fun desktop wall papers to use on your computer!

My giveaway!
Penguin Kids is also letting me give away a copy of the book!

If you would like to win a copy of the book enter below.
Must be at least 13.
Must be a US resident.

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  1. My daughter loves the Grouchy Ladybug.

  2. My son's most recent favorite book is Giraffes Can't Dance.
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