I am so excited about this post!!! I can't even begin to tell you!!!! This is not going to be a normal MONDAY MORNING MIX-UP!!!!
About a month ago, I was contacted by Chelsy with Big Honch Media. She asked me if I would be interested in reviewing the book and hosting a GIVEAWAY for my readers.
Um - yes!!! I love The Very Hunger Caterpillar. (check out their site!)
This book is one of our favorite books.
Can you tell???
Our book has seen better days! We read it often!
I love this book for many reasons!!!! It is colorful. It teaches the days of the week. But most importantly -- it teaches our beliefs on nutrition.
Did you know it has a nutritional message???
Here is how we see it! The Very Hungry Caterpillar ate an apple, 2 pears, 3 plums, 4 strawberries and 5 oranges. But then he goes for not so good choices! A piece of chocolate cake, ice cream cone, pickle, swiss cheese, salami, lollipop, piece of cherry pie, sausage, cupcake and watermelon. (Ok - some those those things can be good. Let's hope the meat is grass fed and nitrate free and the cheese is raw! :))
Thankfully, those last foods the caterpillar ate gave him a tummy ache. Most importantly, the last day The Very Hungry Caterpillar chose a BIG LEAF (leafy greens! :) ) and his tummy was all better!!!
Encouraging fruits and green leafy foods is a must in this day and age where kids are often promoted fast foods and processed JUNK. Our 3 year old is well aware that JUNK makes your belly hurt and is learning the better choices. (more to come on that!) He has told me, "Mommy, my belly is hurting, I think I need some greens because they will help!" (tear!)
I am so thankful that Eric Carle wrote this book and that my 3 year old loves it so much!!!!
Here is a little video on Eric Carle.
I love the story of how this book was created!!! Thank you hole puncher!!! :)
In honor of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day, Sunday March 20, I will be hosting a giveaway.
THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR
One winner will WIN a copy of the Very Hungry Caterpillar Finger Puppet Book
Two additional winners receive copies of The Very Hungry Caterpillar
HOW DO YOU WIN?????
HOW DO YOU WIN?????
1. Comment! Comment today and comment all week to up your chances!
2. Follow us! Become an Enjoying Healthy Foods Lover (on the sidebar) or "Like" us on Facebook.
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** Let me know if you do so for SOME BONUS POINTS & entry!
3. Spread the love! Tell a friend or two and let me know that you sent them our way! Write about this giveaway on facebook or your blog. Get the word out about Healthy Eating and this great book!!!! :)
4. Winner will be announced in Friday's Fun Fact post - make sure to check back, on Friday, to see if you are the WINNERS!!!!
HAPPY COMMENTING and Best of Luck!!!
Giveaway is sponsored by Penguin and is open to addresses in the U.S.
About the Healthy Eating Partnerships:
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the American Academy of Pediatrics have joined with the best-selling children’s book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, and with We Give Books to help families learn about healthy eating habits at home. The Eating Healthy. Growing Strong campaign is an important part of the Alliance ’s mission to combat childhood obesity.
This spring, more than 17,500 pediatrician offices across the United States will receive free copies of specially created The Very Hungry Caterpillar books, together with growth charts and parent handouts that encourage doctors and parents to have meaningful conversations about the importance of healthy eating. You can read more about the initiative and download the growth chart and parent handout on the Healthy Children and Alliance for a Healthier Generation campaign websites.