Why We Chose This Book: THANKS from The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Thanks from The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Book Selection Committee is proud to welcome an Eric Carle book into the PJ Library canon, and which would be more fitting than one about gratitude? Toddlers and adults alike will recognize and love Carle’s vibrant and distinct artwork in THANKS from The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The colorful creatures in this book show even the youngest reader that being thankful for even the simplest things in life is easy.

This book highlights some important universal Jewish values, such as gratitude (hakarat hatov, which is literally “recognizing the good” in Hebrew) and chesed (kindness). As you flip through the pages, pause with your little one and say todah (thank you) together for the little (and big!) things in life.