This set, as linked to, was one of Smallest’s first presents. The soft caterpillar annoys me slightly, as it’s been changed from the illustrated one to make it more educationally interesting, and I really didn’t feel that was necessary. We carted it around for a few months, and Smallest didn’t squidge the interesting sounding bits, or play with the artificial tags or indeed really notice it at all, so it’s now in a toybox somewhere.
The book, however, has just come into its own. This is a board book version, which means it can stand up to some rough handling. Just as well, as it gets a fair bit of that. Smallest loves it, something about the simple pictures which nevertheless have complex colouring to them, and the fact that she can stick her fingers through the holes! It also contains many mentions of lots of her favourite foods – apples, pears, strawberries. The caterpillar never munches through a chocolate bar which is a bit of an oversight 😉
Oddly the one page she doesn’t seem bothered by is the beautiful butterfly, so I don’t always get to read that one. Shame, as I rather like it.
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