Eric Carle Turns 88!

March 20 is Happy Very Hungry Caterpillar Day! To celebrate we asked our staff to share their favorite Eric Carle books.

Tell us your favorite by posting in the comments!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

AL_MOLLIE: I love The Very Hungry Caterpillar not only because it's a childhood favorite, but because it reminds us that we are all beautiful inside.

AL_ALICE: My daughter used to act out the scenes in The Very Hungry Caterpillar when she was about 3. She'd wrap up in her baby blanket when she was in the cocoon. We had to read every word in the book, including the dedication "To My Sister Krista." Very fond memories of that book.

Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me

AL_ELIZABETH:  I love how this is such a soothing book, showing the intimate love between a father and daughter.

The Very Quiet Cricket

AL_KELSEY: This was my fave book as a kid, in general!--I totes wore out the cricket noise at the end of the book.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

AL_SUSANJBrown Bear, Brown Bear What Do you See? was my boys' favorite. If I had a dollar for every Eric Carle book I have read to my children I could retire to the beach!

AL_ALYX: I know it's cliche but Brown Bear, Brown Bear is my favorite. It is timeless and has a magical power over children that is mesmerizing!

The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse

AL_HANNAH: The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse - A wonderful array of colors and beauty!

Eric Carle's Animals, Animals

AL_SUSAN: Eric Carle's signature art accompanies this collection of poems that is a wonderful ode to animals.

The Very Busy Spider

AL_TINA (that's me!): I can't count the number of times I read this to my kids when they were small. So sad those days have passed, but I still love this book!

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