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Gift Guide 2015 Day 6: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of the most beloved picture books of all time, and that shows in the number of products available featuring the caterpillar, fruit, and butterfly. Any of these would make wonderful book-inspired gifts, but I think we have chosen some that really inspired young readers' creativity, curiosity, and imagination. Aren't those the best kinds of presents you can give?

We are halfway through our Book-Inspired Gift Guide! You might also enjoy Day 1: Holiday BooksDay 2: Peter Rabbit, Day 3: Olivia, and Day 4: For Little Artists and Creators.

Don't forget to check out our Very Hungry Caterpillar post, featuring recipes, art activities and more inspired by the book.

 

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Does reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar pique your young readers interest in the minuscule world of bugs? Help them out with this Very Hungry Caterpillar Magnifying Glass, perfectly sized for small hands!

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How much fun would it be to act out the story with these puppets? Simply pull out the play food, and start with the Caterpillar Hand Puppet...

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...then finish the story with the Butterfly Hand Puppet! Complete the play by making our Cardboard Box Puppet Theater together!

 

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You can also recreate the entire story with this exquisitely handcrafted felt play set from Etsy shop Sew Smart Home. Young readers can thread the caterpillar through all the foods from the book, then watch as the butterfly emerges from the cocoon. Comes with a trifold book to keep track of all the pieces. Amazing!

 

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Young readers can color their own version of the books with this Very Hungry Caterpillar Coloring Book. Hint: They can use some of the art supplies from yesterday's post to bring their story to life!

 

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