First 5 Years

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other stories by Eric Carle

BPL - FFY, Songs and Rhymes, The Very Hungar Caterpillar an dother stories by Eric Carle, illustration by Eric Carle of the very hungar caterpillar

Here's some of our favorite books illustrated by Eric Carle! We've paired each title with songs and rhymes. 



Book Jacket: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
by Martin, Bill, Jr. and Carle, Eric
ISBN: 0805047905(board)
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Rhyme: "Round and Round the Garden"
Round around the garden walk fingers in a circle on baby's palm
Goes the little bear  
One step, two steps walk fingers up arm towards armpit
Tickly under there! tickle under the armpit
Round and around the haystack walk fingers in a circle on baby's palm
Runs the little mouse  
One step, two steps run fingers up baby's arm
To his little house! tickle baby's chin and neck


Book Jacket: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Carle, Eric
ISBN: 0329042076
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Song: "The Little Caterpillar"
(Sing to the tune of "Itsy, Bitsy Spider)
The little caterpillar crawled up into a tree,  
Spun his cocoon and slept so quietly,  
All through the winter he didn't make a sound,  
He dreamt of his new life when he could fly around.  
While he was sleeping the snow did gently fall,  
Winter came and went, then he heard the robin's call,  
Come on, Mr. Butterfly, out of your cocoon  
Spread your wings and fly for me, while I sing my tune.  


Book Jacket: Ten Little Rubber Duck
Ten Little Rubber Ducks
by Carle, Eric
ISBN: 0060740752
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Rhyme: "One Little Two Little Three Little Duck"
(Have your child count this fun rhyme on their fingers!)
One little, two little, three little ducks  
Four little, five little, six little ducks  
Seven little, eight little, nine little ducks  
Ten little ducks go  
Quack, quack, quack!  
Ten little, nine little, eight little ducks..... Count backward