I’ve mentioned a few times before how much we love The Very Hungry Caterpillar in our house. Jake made his very own caterpillar in a previous blog post it has pride of place in our living room. We were recently sent some lovely new products from The Very Hungry Caterpillar range to review. Jake was delighted to open the box of goodies and find lots of things inside for him to enjoy.
Eric Carle designed, wrote and illustrated The Very Hungry Caterpillar almost 50 years ago and it’s been a bookshelf must have ever since. The iconic book has sold over 45 million copies worldwide!
I have lovely memories from childhood of listening to the story at school. I kept up the tradition by reading the story regularly to my own children. We already have a little collection of hungry caterpillar merchandise and I’m always excited to see new products being released. Here’s a little about the new products from the range that we received.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Press Out and Play RRP £4.99. available from Debenhams, Amazon, WHSmith and Toys ‘R Us.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Let’s Explore RRP £4.99. Available from Debenhams, Amazon and Sainsbury’s.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Placemats Pad RRP £9.99. Available from The Works.
Jake loved colouring in the colourful characters from the Eric Carle stories. We also read the pages and talked about all the different characters, what they are and where they lived. Once he had coloured the character in we pressed it out and assembled it. It’s now taking pride of place on Jake’s bookshelf. We have plans to create more of the characters to add to his bookshelf too.
Both children had lots of fun completing the activities in the Let’s Explore book. Daisy loved the stampers that come with the book and stamped each page once she had completed an activity. She even incorporated some of the activities in to her homework. This book and activity really captured her imagination.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Happy Tin RRP £16.99. Available from Asda, Debenhams, Amazon, HMV, Tesco, The Works and Sainsbury’s.
Where is the Very Hungry Caterpillar ? RRP £7.99. Available from all good bookshops.
Jake was really happy to find some colouring and activity books inside the beautifully illustrated tin. There is also a sheet of stickers and a pack of felt pens inside. Jake loved arranging it all back in to the tin when he had finished and has asked for his ‘tin of caterpillars’ every day since.
This book has been a big hit in our house. The kids love books that have lift up flaps, they enjoy the element of surprise. The pages are bright and colourful and the characters are beautifully illustrated.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Melamine Sectional Tray RRP £8. Available from www.portmeirion.co.uk.
The melamine tray is such good quality and feel very durable. Jake has been enjoying his afternoon snacks on it. I think this would make a lovely gift for the little hungry caterpillars in your life.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cloudy Apple Drinks RRP £1.89 for 3 x 200ml. Available from Waitrose, Ocado and Tesco.
Both my kids enjoyed the cloudy apple drinks, they are the perfect side for lunch boxes too.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar 2018 Family Calendar RRP £9.99. Available from The Calendar Club and Amazon.
I’m looking forward to brightening up my kitchen in the new year with these fun family calendars. I think they would make lovely Christmas gifts for any very hungry caterpillar fan.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Age Cards RRP £2.25 each. Available from independent card and gift shops.
I love these colourful age cards, they have a greeting inside along with black and white artwork.
We thoroughly enjoyed all of the products we were sent. There’s such a fantastic range to suit all ages and they make perfect gifts too.
Disclosure: We were sent the Hungry Caterpillar merchandise free for the purpose of the review. All opinions are my own.