the olive tree: eric carle.

Monday, September 8, 2014

eric carle.

One of my favorite memories of Elisabeth is when she was about 3 years old and she was sitting on her bed "reading" The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Could she read at the age of 3...of course not...she just had all the pages memorized because we had read that book so many times. Her little tiny voice announcing "him was a big fat cappillar" makes my heart swoon. 

Our copy of Eric Carle's The Very Hungary Caterpillar is extremely loved on, it has been taped, stapled, and fixed more times than I can count. The same applies to our Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? book. Brown Bear, Brown Bear is one of my favorite books to use to teach my kiddos their colors. Three kids in, each kiddo of mine has loved and still loves Eric Carle's bright and vibrant illustrations and books. When Gymboree announced that they were teaming up with Eric Carle to launch a line of pj's and clothing featuring beloved book characters ... all I could think was...It's about time. 

After all what is cuter than littles in pj's...nothing...the answer is nothing.

In fact I put on this pj set on Lyla in the morning so I could basically take photos, and she refused to take them off all day long... I am fairly certain it was 90 degrees that day...girlfriend didn't care...she was not taking off the caterpillar.  You can check out the full line at Gymboree.

Also, have you checked out the FREE app from Eric Carle? So much cuteness!

*This is a sponsored blog post. I received compensation from Gymboree. The opinions and text are all mine.

p.s. Inspired by Eric Carle’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See, from 9/2-9/30, we will be hosting a photo contest, where we are encouraging parents to help their little ones take a picture of what they see. Entrants can submit a photo via Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr or via our designated direct photo upload site, using the hashtag, #WhatDoYouSee.

Entrants of the #WhatDoYouSee contest will have the chance of winning one of ten Eric Carle gift baskets including: A House for Hermit Crab book, a signed copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar book, figurines, stickers, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Sippy Cup, Chunky Colored Pencils, Match and Munch Game, Place Mats Book, and Stage & Play (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) $144.99).

The winners will be announced at the end of the contest period, which is 9/30/14.


Ginger Bergemann said...

What a little cutie! I can just hear her 3 year old voice saying "cappillar".

Kelly said...

Hi cutie Lyla!

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Susan Liberatore said...

She looks just adorable!!! xox

Jenni Price illustration said...

I loved that book as a kid. Lyla is such a cutie and what an adorable outfit!