A charming story about a cranky caterpillar and Ezra, the little girl who finally manages to cheer him up One day Ezra hears a gloomy blue tune coming from the piano. To her surprise, it's a caterpillar making the sound: a cranky caterpillar. Ezra tries to cheer him up with some fresh air, cakes, and new hats, but nothing seems to work… What can Ezra do to help the cranky caterpillar change his tune? Richard Graham is a new illustrator with a highly distinctive and elp the cranky caterpillar change his tune? Richard Graham is a new illustrator with a highly distinctive and original style. The origins of The Cranky Caterpillar lie in his own artistic sculptural creations: a caterpillar created from the hammers inside an old piano, a band of musical characters, all sculpted from instruments and materials found in his studio. Graham has also been inspired by Wassily Kandinsky's color synesthesia, whereby we are shown the magical colors of music, in this splendidly illustrated book. Children will identify with the struggle the caterpillar goes through, in trying to articulate his emotions, and will delight in the inventive band of friends that succeed in cheering him up. Illustrated in color throughout… read more
Nintendo's latest video game console has taken the gaming world by storm with a wealth of content for everyone from seasoned gamers to younger children. Here are the best age-appropriate Switch games that kids of all ages will enjoy.
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Refresh your children's wardrobe by shopping at these stylish, yet affordable, kid clothing brands that your little one will actually love.
You signed your aspiring wide receiver up for football. Now what? Finding the best football cleat that's touchdown-worthy—no pressure. Don't worry, Nike has you covered when it comes to providing a reliable cleat and safety gear that you'll need to get your little athlete's football career started.
Choosing a reliable football cleat for your child can help prevent injuries and further their ability to achieve their goals at such a young age. Whether your active kiddo dreams of being the next Carson Wentz or Rob Gronkowski, start from the ground up. Be sure to choose a cleat that gives their ankles the support they need, helping them look and feel good on and off the field. Not only will you find your child in the end zone quite frequently while wearing the Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro 3 Football Cleat, but you'll also feel like a true winner knowing your player is safe and secure breaking through tackles and jumping for interceptions.
When school's out for summer and your kids are home during those long, hot days, sometimes a cool treat is just what you both need. But why not make an activity out of that afternoon snack and get your kiddos involved in the kitchen? From popsicles to hand pies, here's our top kitchen gadget picks for making summer treats with your kids.
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Summer vacation means one thing: Your yard is about to become a sea of kids' toys that have found a new home in the outdoors. If you're struggling to keep up with the chaos, shop this list of genius finds from Houzz that make staying organized a breeze.
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As a child, did you pretend to live in a castle by arranging old blankets over the couch and chairs? There was something so fun about sitting underneath mom's old sheets. Now think how much more awesome it would be to actually have a bed that looks like a mini house! Enter the toddler house bed, also known as a Montessori floor bed.
These beds are exactly what they sound like: Picture a house-shaped frame above the mattress, complete with windows, a door and a kitchen (OK, just kidding about the kitchen). But now picture your little angel's precious head resting underneath one of these magical creations.
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After an exhausting month of shopping and planning winter break activities, is there anything more rewarding than the look of wonderment and pure joy on your child's face on Christmas morning? Bright eyes and wide smiles will make all the holiday hustle and bustle worthwhile! In the meantime, here are a few more things to tack onto your to-do list to make Christmas morning a little more magical for you and your family.
Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin's bestselling Dooby Dooby Moo is available for the first time as an individual board book!
Trolls--the most magical creatures with the wildest hair--get ready to sparkle in this colorful storybook featuring glitter pages ...and a glitter poster! read more
The poky little puppy in the Golden Books Poky Little Puppy's First Christmas will impress your little one for sure. It contains a...n interesting story about a little puppy that helps his little animal friend to find his way back to home. read more
Your kids will love to play with the Little Bee Books If You See A Cow Board Book. The book features about domestic animals, and l...ift the flap to find out what sounds they make. read more
Nick Bland's expressive, adorable illustrations complement delightful, rhyming, read-aloud text in this lesson about the importanc...e of sharing with others. Moose, Lion, Zebra, and Sheep take shelter in a cave on a cold and rainy day, only to realize that a bear is there. The bear roars loudly and says that he is trying to sleep. Not understanding why the bear is so cranky, the other animals come up with ways to cheer up the bear. Moose finds antlers for him, Lion gives him a mane, and Zebra paints on stripes. Is there anything the four well-meaning friends can do to help the bear sleep? read more
Treasure hunting is a wiggly, giggly good time with Cranky the Octopus! To start the sea-venture, simply equip him with some Play-...Doh compound and turn the crank to grow long, silly legs! Open the clamshell and treasure chests to reveal molds that can... read more
The story will nourish the positive thoughts of a child and the illustrations bring life to the fuzzy, loveable and optimistic cat...erpillar. This book is one that children will request to have read to them over and over again and you will enjoy reading it over and over again. read more
Are you looking for children's books that feel good? Sally M. Harris writes books that make you smile, inside and out! "The Caterp...illar's Dream" is a beautiful rhyming story with pages of colorful art to light the imagination. Kip the caterpillar loves to explore, but you can't go fast when you move in slow motion. In his cozy cocoon, he dreams of flying. But is it only a dream? This is a charming tale of transformation that creates feelings of optimism and self confidence, and gently encourages children of all ages to reach for their dreams. read more
It's time to go treasuring hunting with the Play-Doh(R) cranky the octopus. To get ready, just load him up with some Play-Doh comp...ound and turn the crank to grow long, silly legs! Open the clamshell and treasure chests to reveal molds that can make... read more
Get ready for under the sea fun with this fantastic Play-Doh Cranky the Octopus!Gift Givers: This item ships in its original packa...ging. If intended as a gift, the packaging may reveal the contents.Watch the product video here. Grow giggly, wiggly... read more
Get ready for under the sea fun with this fantastic Play-Doh Cranky the Octopus!Gift Givers: This item ships in its original packa...ging. If intended as a gift, the packaging may reveal the contents.Watch the product video here. Grow giggly, wiggly Play-Doh legs for Cranky the Octopus Treasure chest and clamshell reveal molds for treasures inside Fun lobster scissors and dolphin rolling cutter to customize creations Shape a goldfish with the book-mold and more sea shapes with the half-molds Textured roller imprints coral reef textures into Play-Doh compound Compound not intended to be eaten Note: Contains Wheat What's Included octopus playset lobster scissors treasure chest goldfish book-mold clam book-mold texture roller dolphin rolling cutter 5 cans of Play-Doh Brand Modeling Compound instructions 8.50H x 10.98W x 2.63D Age: 3 years & up Plastic Imported Size: One Size. Color: Multicolor. Gender: Unisex. Age Group: Kids. read more
Featuring Cranky the Crane, Bulstrode the Boat, a plastic dock manager figure, four cargo pieces, and a Troublesome Truck, this de...stination provides inspiration for imaginative, fun-filled play and amazing kid-crafted stories. Children can use Cranky to lift and lower the cargo pieces, and load them into the Troublesome Truck. And for a seamless playtime experience, the redesigned Thomas & Friends Wood toy trains, cargo cars and track are also compatible with classic Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway trains and track. (Track is compatible using included adaptors; Wooden Railway trains and track sold separately and subject to availability.) Thomas & Friends Cranky At the Docks: Age Range: 3Y+Thomas & Friends Wood toy pack includes Cranky the Crane, toy boat, plastic poseable figure, Troublesome Truck, 4 cargo pieces and 2 track adaptors Included track adaptors are compatible with other wood track systems, including classic Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway (sold separately and subject to availability)Made with sustainably-sourced woodConnect to other Thomas & Friends Wood track and train sets (sold separately and subject to availability) to create a bigger railway Use the knob on the side of Cranky to pick up cargo by raising and lowering the magnet connector at the end of his hoist Magnet connectors allow connection of Troublesome Truck to other trains and cargo cars (additional trains and cargo cars sold separately and subject to availability)Thomas & Friends train play helps encourage imagination, motor skills, sensory skills and thinking skills read more
Kip the caterpillar loves to explore, but you can't go fast when you move in slow motion! In his cozy cocoon, he dreams of flying.... But is it only a dream? This companion coloring book to the picture book The Caterpillar's Dream creates feelings of optimism and self confidence and gently encourages children to reach for their dreams. read more
From author Rebecka Ratcliffe and illustrator Steve Ogden comes this hilarious little book about a small shape with a grumpy probl...em. Carl is in a cranky mood, and he takes it out on everyone around him. When Carl realizes that his mood is affecting all his friends, he sets out to find a way to change it. Maybe his surprising solution will work for you, too! Charming illustrations and endearing humor will help your child understand that being cranky doesn’t have to ruin everyone’s day. It’s a normal part of life, and it’s up to us to find a way to the other side of our mood. This book is written for preschool and elementary-aged children, who can be cranky for a whole lot of reasons, or no reason at all, and sometimes just need assurance that it won’t last forever (or a snack). This book would also be a great springboard for classroom discussion about how to keep your cranky mood from hurting your friends or their feelings. This is Book 2 in the Moodrangles series, books dedicated to honoring the emotional lives of children with humor and heart. Check out Book 1, Sally the Sad Shape. read more
Join the Very Hungry Caterpillar for some Christmas counting fun in this delightfully festive board book. The pages are filled wit...h Eric Carle's distinctive artwork, from 1 jolly Santa Claus to 10 beautifully wrapped presents. And children will love to spot the Very Hungry Caterpillar making an appearance with every number in this perfect Christmas gift! read more
A bright and beautiful alphabet book featuring Eric Carle's wonderful creatures.Explore the amazing animal alphabet with The Very ...Hungry Caterpillar in this delightful board book. Featuring Eric Carle's bright, distinctive artwork, each letter introduces beloved animals, big and small. read more
Can a crocodile really be nice? In this little picture book, Benjamin Boo and Ernie Elephant meet a crocodile who does not fit wha...t they have heard about crocodiles. Benjamin Boo and Ernie Elephant learn an important lesson about being friendly and looking at the individual. This is the second book in the Benjamin Boo series. The photograph story pages in the Benjamin Boo books recreate a child playing with toys and using imagination to make up stories. read more
Impressed by the proud caterpillar's boast that she will turn into a butterfly when she grows up, a polliwog determines to watch t...he caterpillar very carefully and turn into a butterfly too. read more
To me this story is about frienship, changing and growing up. It is about a tadpole and a caterpillar who meet and become friends
The Lazy caterpillar is just too lazy to leave his tree or make his cocoon. Will his friends and family be able to convince him to... transform into a butterfly? read more
Mayberry is a beautiful red and black polka dotted caterpillar who lives in the woods inside a tuna fish can. Each day she travels... into the woods for new leaves to eat. One day while gathering leaves Mayberry sees something up ahead inside a bush. As she gets closer she sees it is a butterfly. As she speaks with the butterfly she learns that some day when she grows up she will become a butterfly herself. Excited with this news she rushes home and falls into a deep sleep. She dreams about the butterfly she met and dreams about her being a butterfly and all the places she would travel. The next morning, she wakes up and travels into the woods to find her new friend. Along the way, she runs into her two best friends Harry and Suzie who both want her to stay and play but Mayberry is determined to find her new friend. Eventually, Mayberry finds herself standing at the edge of a meadow with many butterflies of all colors flying high in the sky, and her friend is there too. Mayberry starts to feel like she should build something important. She climbs into the log she is standing on and wraps herself inside a cocoon. When she emerges, she is a butterfly and joins the others in the sky. As time goes by she realizes that she is missing her old friends but when she goes back to them they are nowhere to be found. She flies home but is too grown to fit inside. She finds herself all alone and falls asleep crying. Awakened by the sound of people calling her name she realizes it was all just a dream and she was still a caterpillar. Mayberry climbs out of her tuna can home and goes off into the sunset with her two best friends. read more
Celebrate spring! If your kids love nature stories this book is for them. It is an enchanting story about a caterpillar called Dan...ny Early one morning, Danny the caterpillar emerges from the safety of his egg. Danny soon discovers what it is like being a small caterpillar in a big world! He makes new friends while sitting on his leaf and a particularly attractive female caterpillar catches his eye! Mostly though, he eats and eats. Amazing things will happen to him as he grows, but first he must stay safe. A wonderful, feel good story about nature, ideal for springtime but children will enjoy it throughout the year. Bright, vivid illustrations will captivate childrens attention and add to their enjoyment. read more
Follow Harriet the Caterpillar and her friends, as they play, laugh, grow, and discover the meaning of true friendship.
The Flying Caterpillar is a fun story about Cole the caterpillar. He tries new things but doesn't have much luck. Until, one day h...e wakes up to realize he's more than he thought he ever could be. read more
The World of Eric Carle, the award-winning publishing franchise with over 125 million books sold, promotes the joys of playful lea...rning through timeless stories and vibrant artwork featuring Very Hungry Caterpillar and Friends. An "I Heart Music" Wood Tambourine from the Little Musician collection bears the visage of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, lots of colors and lots of opportunities for tapping, banging, dancing and music-making. read more
Learning lessons of how to be kind and happy everyday is what Lovely wants to teach your kids. They will love learning while readi...ng the book, “The Lovely Caterpillar”. read more