Friday, 24 April 2009

Friday Fun...(nostalgia)

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of that bastion of fantastic children's literature ... The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle ... here is the little fella:

You've got to love the way he munched through a red apple, two green pears, three purple plums, four red strawberries, five whole oranges on days 1-5 of his existence and then on day six: chocolate cake, ice-cream, pickle, Swiss cheese, salami, lollipop, cherry pie, a sausage, a cupcake and a whole watermelon. Come to think of it, the very hungry caterpillar's diet is a little like mine over the last couple of weeks: his days 1-5 were my ever so virtuous preparation for holiday eating and day six, well day six was like the holiday itself. (I should take note then that on day seven the caterpillar eats only a leaf before becoming a beautiful butterfly! Hmph salad for lunch then!)
Some of my favourite characters from my favourite children's books include:

A. B. C.
D. E. F.
G. H.

Ten points and a big slice of imaginary cake for anyone who can guess which books they are all from.... (I was always read D as an example of me!!)


Rachel said...

A: Postman Pat
C: Miss Tiggywinkle
D: Two guesses - Lucy from Lucy & Tom or Mary Kate.
E: Topsy & Tim
F: Something to do with Ali (my sister had it but I can't remember the title)
G: Something by Enid Blyton?
F: Heidi?

Marie said...

I can recognise Mrs Tiggywinkle and Babar but beyond that I'm a bit useless! Looking forward to the holiday photos!

CeeCee said...

A. The Jolly Postman
B. The Faraway Tree (Great book!)
C. Mrs Tiggywinkle
D. Lucy & Tom?
E. Topsy & Tim
F. Babar
G. The Famous Five
H. Heidi

Rachel said...

Of course, A is The Jolly Postman. Not Postman Pat. What was I thinking!

and Mrs not Miss Tiggywinkle...

Julia said...

a. not sure - the illustration looks like the old postman pat books, but there is an absence of red van and black and white cat...
b. the magic faraway tree
c. Mrs Tiggywinkle
d. Pippi Longstocking
e.Topsy and Tim
f. Babar the elephant
g. Famous 5
h. Heidi

I LOVE the hungry caterpillar. There is now a set of childrens dinnerware out that I am in love with.

Anonymous said...

D. My naughty little sister