Eric Carle books and stuffed animals

Last week, a very kind person on Facebook announced that Khols had their new children’s books and animals out for sale. This new set consisted of four Eric Carle books along with stuffed animals to go with each book. Khols sells these items at $5.00 each to raise funds for their “Khols Cares for Kids” program.

Many of us rushed out to get a set and I was told that many of the books and animals sold out in the very first day! My mother, who follows my facebook page, also went out to buy a set. She called me and said that she got the very last book at the Khols nearest her. I did manage to buy me a set in the rush and was so thankful for the heads up on Facebook.

I use the stuffed animals for all kinds of activities, like this circle time read-aloud activity, but Wy was the first to play with this set of Eric Carle animals. He sorted them out on some tape shapes (which I wrote about the other day) that we made on the floor.

Included in the set was “The Grouchy Ladybug”

“The Very Hungry Caterpillar”

“The Mixed up Chameleon”

And “The Foolish Tortoise”

I tried to get my dog to move out of the way for this photo but he really liked the stuffed animals too and was not moving!

After playing a bit with the stuffed animals, it was time to wind down our evening so I read one of the books with Wy…

Then it was time to climb up in bed and get some sleep until Mommy comes to pick him up!

Look who else got a set and what they are doing with Eric Carle books and animals!!

By |2011-01-06T10:00:31+00:00January 6th, 2011|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Katherine January 6, 2011 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    I’m so happy you reposted that on facebook to share, we are loving them in our classroom! Kids who did not care to visit the library center are suddenly a little more interested 🙂

    • Deborah J. Stewart January 6, 2011 at 11:47 pm - Reply

      Katherine – I could not remember who else had blogged about getting this set until you left your comment! Hurray – now I can add a link to your site too! Thank you for stopping by and I am thrilled your students are suddenly developing an interest in the library center! How cool is that?

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