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3 Eric Carle Books That Teach Development Skills

Turn to one of these great books by Eric Carle to help your little one struggling with separation anxiety or other developmental issues.

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Eric Carle, author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, says he loves “to teach kids something without them knowing.” Is your little one struggling with a difficult issue? Turn to one of these great reads by Carle:

Overwhelmed children benefit from the sloth’s attitude; slowly is how he does everything — enjoying life! Repetitive text helps beginning readers cement vocabulary. The foreword is by Jane Goodall. Available at, $17.
Got a little painter who uses the “wrong” colors? A yellow cow, a red crocodile, and more mixed-up animals show that sometimes imagining things as they aren’t produces fantastic results. Available at, $18.
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When a little boy’s pal moves away, he goes to the ends of the earth to try to find her. (Spoiler: It’s a happy ending.) Perfect for kids dealing with separation issues. Available at, $18.

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