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The Little Green Caterpillar: 12/14/06
Before Sean's two "rough days" at school he brought home The Little Green Caterpillar to read. It is one of the books that Miss Christina is using to teach from for the younger class (2 to 3 1/2 year olds). She said Sean could borrow it but he had to bring it back in the morning. Fortunately he remembered the next morning to take it back school.
The Little Green Caterpillar is translated from a French children's book and is very similar to The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle except that the caterpillar doesn't come off as such a glutton as the one in the Carle book. Rather than making the story about how much the caterpillar eats, Hooker makes it about the different kinds of things the caterpillar eats and the different creatures he meets before making his cocoon. Of the two books, I much prefer The Little Green Caterpillar as it seems to take a healthier approach to the story of eating and growing up.
Gratitude #14: Irma:
I'm going to use today's gratitude post to say a special thank you to the lovely Irma (aka isk on BookCrossing) for the huge bag of clothes she has given Harriet. They are hand-me-downs in beautiful condition from her grand-daughters (who are adorable, by the way).
Her daughter was looking to pare down on things her children no longer need and I'm so tickled that Irma thought of Harriet first. In the photo she is wearing some of her new clothing. Today she is wearing a cute one piece decorated in colorful hand and foot prints.
Harriet of course is also using a lot of her brother's hand-me-downs, especially her bedtime clothes. When we lived in Pacifica it was always so cold that Sean spent most of this first year of life (until he started walking) living in fuzzy footed jammies. Harriet's daytime attire tends towards the onesie and trouser combination.