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An Afternoon with the Very Hungry Caterpillar

April 1, 2011

Sophie and I had the pleasure of meeting The Very Hungry Caterpillar of writer Eric Carle fame. Well, not the real caterpillar. His understudy, if you will.

Warwick’s Book Store – an independent bookstore located here in the beautiful beach community of La Jolla (in San Diego) – hosted a Very Hungry Caterpillar party for children. The event featured a meet-and-great with Mr. Caterpillar; storytelling of the famous book; caterpillar treats; and very cute take-away stickers, tattoos and coloring sheets.

I can’t say enough wonderful things about Warwick’s Books. You can spend hours in the store – even the kid’s section is beautiful. And they have a great blog too. If you’re in San Diego – or planning a visit – go to this store! You won’t regret it; especially if you’re a reader.

While Sophie wasn’t too fond of the actual caterpillar, she had a wonderful time and left with a new book. It was a lovely afternoon!

Sophie and me with the Very Hungry Caterpillar. Sophie liked him from afar.


Warwick’s beautiful display of The Very Hungry Caterpillar books.

Enjoying her time in the children’s section.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. April 1, 2011 12:21 am

    How sweet! Can’t think of a better way to spend the day. Looks like you both had so much fun! 🙂

  2. April 1, 2011 1:44 am

    it looks like so much fun and on the very last picture Sophie finally relaxed.

  3. April 1, 2011 4:44 am

    Beautiful pictures and cute post. It looks like you guys had fun!

  4. April 1, 2011 6:03 am

    Awesome! That is one of my favorite children’s books. The look on Sophie’s face up close to the caterpillar is priceless!

  5. April 1, 2011 7:16 am

    I’m with Sophie. I would probably be freaked out by a caterpillar twice my size as well. Looks like you guys had a great time though 🙂

  6. April 1, 2011 8:48 am

    Oh my gosh… This was one of my all-time favorite books! I LOVE the Hungry Caterpillar! Thanks for allowing me to relive a little of my childhood!

  7. April 1, 2011 9:50 am

    Great post, Leah. I don’t blame Sophie for being a little freaked out by that caterpillar. He was a bit overwhelming. Just can’t tell you too many times wheat a colorful beautiful writer you are. Your choice of language is so “just right.”

  8. April 1, 2011 12:02 pm

    Adorable! Brings back memories of when I read it to my son…

    Sophie looks a little worried about that catapillar in the 2nd picture!

  9. April 1, 2011 12:03 pm

    I LOVE that book so much, too! Sophie is sooo cute, although–as you say–from the photo we can see that she wasn’t so sure. Precious and priceless! What a fun event to attend.

  10. April 4, 2011 5:09 pm

    Have to love those independent bookstores! I just blogged about our trip to Strand, a bookstore out here, that has a weekly family hour with stories & crafts. Love it!

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