A book which meant so much in my childhood has already had so much benefit in my daughter's.
The very first school assembly which I was invited to attend included Seren's reception year bringing the book to life.
And building on it with their own hopes and aspirations, where they had been and where they want to go.
And we were lucky enough to share this learning with Seren's brothers after receiving a hamper of 45th Anniversary gifts.
Of course, the favourite items were those which they could get their hands on and get creative.
This stamper kit was such a hit, and now embellishes all of the paper I try to print my work things on!
My favourite, and Seren's favourite by far, was the drinks bottle and melamine plate.
The melamine plate is loved even more for its dividers. We don't use divider plates regularly, they are used for 'treat' meals. The children associated them with picnics and so Seren instantly loved this one. More so she loved the illustrations and the flowers, this is now 'Seren's plate', this is a non-negotiable!
A team favourite is the 'Chunky Strawberry Chalks'. Absolutely perfect for outdoor use, bringing colour to the patio, we loved using ours in the run up to bonfire night, and showing all the fireworks on dark paper.
But more so, Seren loved creating a rainbow, and showing the change from rain to sun.
Whilst we were sent these products for the purposes of this review, I would wholeheartedly recommend them, and buy them.
'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' has and remains a loved part of my children's upbringing. I can't wait for next year when I know I will get to see the boys perform their hungry caterpillar (why change a good format?) as they begin their Reception year.
And if it's worked for forty-five years?
Disclosure: We received a hamper of 45th Anniversary goodies for the purposes of this review. All opinions and views contained are our own.