Friday, May 01, 2009

A book made for travelling

I recently purchased this sweet little board book. Everyone knows the Hungry Caterpillar (don't they?).  I knew that my sister had been gifted this book early in her pregnancy - no need for me to double up! I did however spot the 'buggy' or 'pram' version at a local store. Perfect. It is small and light weigh. It attaches to your pram or cot with a bright red, stretchy coil. Each page contains a bright picture of a particular food the caterpillar munches through coupled with a single word like 'apple'. 
I try to buy simple board books for Eva. Simple stories, single words or even no words paired with beautiful, bright illustrations.  I haven't saved this book for her return... This one flew over to London to begin its life in the right place, right on her buggy!

5 comments:

Anna said...

Eva is all Eric Carled up now, she's got the VHC in various formats, stacking blocks, mini books the lot. He's a wonderful author and illustrator

hausfrau said...

Have you seen The Very Quiet Cricket ? It is another Eric Carle book, we have the board book and it chirps when you get to the last page! Both kids have loved it, and despite being nearly ten years old, the battery is still going strong.

Alby Mangroves said...

I have seen these in the bookshop =, really wished mine were still little enough to warrant a purchase :)

mistybliss said...

I remember this book from my childhood and loved it. I've shared it with all my children, but have never seen the 'pram' version... I'll have to find a copy for Ziggy!

norma said...

have you seen in the bookshop angus and robertson the hardcover books of these with all blank pages , make for great drawing books and cheap too ?