I remember reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar to my sister when she was growing up, and it was one of the first books I purchased for my first child as well. There hasn’t been a moment in my kids’ lives where this book wasn’t front and center and at the top of the bedtime reading list. It is Magnus who is currently fascinated by its bright illustrations and the pictures of food.
For the very hungry caterpillars in my own home, it’s important for me to teach them how to eat healthy by presenting them with healthy meals and snack options. We’ve been covering some ways of how to get your children to experience and accept a wide variety of foods in the picky eater series, and reading is a fantastic way to drive home those points as well. Books like The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Green Eggs and Ham make this easy. Green Eggs and Ham shows us how trying new foods can lead to fun discoveries and open does for food. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, along with its counting and biology lessons, also illustrates how terrible you can feel when overindulging on junk food, the importance of eating healthy and how great green leafy vegetables are for you.
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the American Academy of Pediatrics are joining together with We Give Books and The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle to send the message to families about teaching healthy eating habits in the home. They will be donating copies of The Very Hungry Caterpillar to over 17,500 pediatrician offices across the United States.
As part of Very Hungry Caterpillar Day on March 20th, they’d like to offer books to Food for My Family readers as well!
Enter the Giveaway:
- (1) winner will receive a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and a Very Hungry Caterpillar Zoobie
- (2) additional winners will receive a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar
1. Leave me a comment below.
2. Follow @FoodforMyFamily on Twitter and tweet the following. Then come back and let me know you’ve tweeted!
Enter to win a Very Hungry Caterpillar prize pack from @FoodforMyFamily: http://bit.ly/hUJgUP #HealthyCaterpillar
Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, 3/23. Winner will be chosen using Random.org and notified by email. In the event that the winner doesn’t respond to the email within 48 hours, I’ll choose a new winner.
******UPDATE: Congratulations to Kelly K., who won the Very Hungry Caterpillar Prize Pack, and a huge thank you to everyone who entered!