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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

By Bill Martin, Jr.
Illustrated by Eric Carle
This book asks animals of all different ilk what they have seen on their travels, and discusses the colors of the things that they see.
Great pre-k book about colors and animals.
Awards: Caldecott Honor
Accessed: Augusta County Library

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

By Eric Carle

Published by World Publishing, 1969

One day, a very small caterpillar begins eating.  He is very hungry, so he continues to eat his way through leaves, plants, and flowers, but that is not enough.  Finally, the steadily growing caterpillar eats his way through cake, pie, a lollipop, and several other goodies…and then feels a bit ill.  He wraps himself in a cocoon and emerges as a beautiful butterfly in the final spread.

This book is a beloved library staple for young children.

Awards: Selection du Grand Prix des Treize in France in 1972, and the Nakamori Reader’s Prize in Japan in 1975

Accessed: Augusta County Library

 

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The Very Busy Spider

By Eric Carle

Published by

Numerous animals want to spend time with Spider, but for the entire book, she is “very busy spinning her web” on the facing pages.  On each page is a tiny fly– the object of her diligent efforts.  Finally, at the end of the day, the spider catches the fly, eats it, and rests for the evening.

Great for beginning readers because they can easily grasp the repetitive language.  Even after just one read, my 4-year-old son was confident enough to “read” the story back to me.

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Accessed: Augusta County Library

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