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Hungrycaterpillarquilt222x300 Hey folks.  If you’re looking to pep up your correspondence with Eric Carle designs or add some jazz to your photos with an Eric Carle motif, then Kodak can help you out.  According to Kodak.com you can “create your own cards with Eric Carle designs” or “tell your stories with exclusive Eric Carle hardbound photo books.” Prices start at $1.49 per card.

If you’re looking for another way to bring a little Eric Carle into your home, you should consider buying a raffle ticket from the Advisory Board of First Book-Deschutes County.  For $5 you can have the chance to win a beautiful The Very Hungry Caterpillar quilt along with the book and DVD.

Oh that Hungry Caterpillar would enjoy a tasty treat in Jill White’s classroom.  Her students are learning about things from the inside out and are using Tomie dePaola’s The Popcorn Book to do it.  According to Jill, “Yes, we even tasted the kernels.”  Wow, hardcore!

Now that I’ve gotten you hungry thinking about hot buttery popcorn I’m going to up the ante by showing you cakes filled with white and milk chocolates. On Chicken Spaghetti this week, you can find links to some ideas for creating your own Dr. Seuss inspired creatures, including a video of the Food Network Dr. Seuss Cake Challenge. The artistry behind these Dr. Seuss sweets is nothing short of spectacular.  (Quick warning, if you’re planning on using this video in the classroom, you may want to pre-screen it for language.)

And last but not least, when I was in England a few summers ago I picked up a copy of Neil Gaiman’s adult book Neverwhere but could simply not get into it.  I finally did a few weeks ago and loved it.  Now I keep seeing Neil’s name everywhere, including as part of this video read-aloud of his new children's title, The Graveyard Book.  To learn more about this award winning writer, listen to the interview on ScottishBookTrust.com.

And with that folks, I am off to hunt down some cake or popcorn, whichever comes first.  You all have a wonderful weekend and keep on reading.


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