When reading to the littles, I always try to include at least one Eric Carle book. My personal favorite is The Grouchy Ladybug because even the youngest child can see that fighting is wrong. Plus I love doing the ladybug’s voice.
Whenever I shop for used books, I always try to find an Eric Carle book to add to my collection. New, hardback books can be so expensive, especially on a teacher’s budget. As an ECE teacher, it is helpful to have several copies of the same book because:
- littles don’t share well
- littles can’t wait for their turn
- much loved books fall apart
I was excited one day to be in Kohl‘s and to discover that they had Eric Carle’s books on sale! I’ve heard that they often participate in these types of sales but I’d yet to experience one. The sale included several Eric Carle titles and a coordinating stuffed animal to accompany the book. Each item was only $5! I quickly grabbed two books missing from my collection. They were:
and Does a Kangaroo have a Mother, Too? Isn’t that kangaroo cute? Yes, it is, in fact, SO cute, that they did not have any left. I did grab a cute lion.
I was still excited to buy two books worth over $20 each for five bucks!
Have you gotten a good deal lately?