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Bugs - Eric Carle
Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
Audience
• Pre-school • Schoolage
Books
The very quiet cricket by:Eric Carle
A very quiet cricket who wants to rub his wings together and make a sound as do so many other animals finally achieves his wish. The cricket's sound is reproduced at the end of the book.
The very lonely firefly by:Eric Carle
A lonely firefly goes out into the night searching for other fireflies.
Notes: A battery inserted in back cover provides the fireflies' light.
The grouchy ladybug by:Eric Carle
A grouchy ladybug, looking for a fight, challenges everyone it meets regardless of their size or strength.
The very busy spider by:Eric Carle
The farm animals try to divert a busy little spider from spinning her web, but she persists and produces a thing of both beauty and usefulness. The pictures may be felt as well as seen.
The very clumsy click beetle by:Eric Carle
A clumsy young click beetle learns to land on its feet with encouragement from various animals and a wise old beetle. An electronic chip with a built-in battery creates clicking sounds to accompany the story.
The very hungry caterpillar by:Eric Carle
Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep.
Songs
Ladybug Fly
http://www.preschooleducation.com/sbug.shtml

Sung to: "Three Blind Mice"

Fly, fly, fly
Ladybugs fly
Fly over here
Fly over there
They fly up high and they fly down low.
Around and around and around they go.
They fly fast, and they fly slow.
Oh, ladybugs fly
Five Little Ladybugs
http://www.preschooleducation.com/sbug.shtml

Five little Ladybugs climbing up a door
One Flew away then there were four
Four Little ladybugs sitting on a tree
One flew away then there were three
Three little ladybugs landed on a shoe
One flew away and then there were two
Two little ladybugs looking for some fun
One flew away and then there was one
One little ladybug sitting in the sun
She flew away and then there were none

Also Great to use a a flannel glove fingerplay
Insect Song
http://www.preschooleducation.com/sbug.shtml

Sung to: "The Wheels on the Bus"

The firefly at night goes blink blink blink
Blink blink blink blink blink blink
The firefly at night goes blink blink blink
All around the town

The bees in the flowers go buzz buzz buzz....
The ants in the grass go march march march...
The crickets in the leaves go chirp chirp chirp...
The caterpillar in the field goes creep creep creep....
I'm a Firefly
http://www.preschooleducation.com/sbug.shtml
I'm a little firefly
Look at me!
I'm as happy as I can be.
See my light flicker and shine so bright
Now watch me fly into the night!
Craft
Caterpillar Exchange
"This is a bulletin board where teachers and parents using Eric Carle?s books in creative ways can submit their ideas."
http://www.eric-carle.com/catexchange.html
Other
Additional Items
Book: The art of Eric Carle by Eric Carle
Notes
http://www.eric-carle.com/
I highly recommend this site for anyone who enjoys books by this author. It is outstanding!