I love looking for books to showcase on my Throwback Thursday posts. This week, I decided to take it back to the early school years. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle was one of my older son’s favorite books when he was in Pre-K. I can’t remember how many times I read this book to him before going to bed. I love Eric Carle’s books. This one is my favorite as well. For that reason, it made my Throwback Thursday post this week.
I consider this book to be a classic and should be part of every child’s early reading experiences. It still has a special place on my bookshelves after all these years.
Suitable for children, this title covers colorful collage illustrations and its deceptively simply, hopeful story. It features die-cut pages and finger-sized holes to explore.
About Eric Carle
Eric Carle (born June 25, 1929) is a children’s book author and illustrator, most famous for his book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which has been translated into over 30 languages. Since The Very Hungry Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 71 million copies of his books have sold around the world.
It is Throwback Thursday so I thought about the books that I read as a child. I was fortunate to have a librarian living across the street when growing up. She would always bring me the latest books for me to read. I still recall reading Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Series among so many other fantastic books. It is because of this librarian, Lorraine, that I developed the love of literature.
One of my favorite books, which I must have read over 100 times with my friends was Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret by Judy Blume. Judy Blume has always been one of my favorite authors of children’s books. Even today, she is still a favorite in my own classroom. As an educator, Judy Blume books are all over my classroom and are read on a daily basis.
So, I am curious. What books take you back to your childhood? It’s Throwback Thursday. Share your favorites in the comments.
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” No one ever told Margaret Simon that eleven-going-on- twelve would be such a hard age. When her family moves to New Jersey, she has to adjust to life in the suburbs, a different school, and a whole new group of friends. Margaret knows she needs someone to talk to about growing up-and it’s not long before she’s found a solution.
“Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret. I can’t wait until two o’clock God. That’s when our dance starts. Do you think I’ll get Philip Leroy for a partner? It’s not so much that I like him as a person God, but as a boy he’s very handsome. And I’d love to dance with him… just once or twice. Thank you God.