When it comes to kid's books that I love to read over and over, I think of The Very Hungry Caterpillar from Eric Carle. Sure the story is pretty cute, but my favorite part is the artwork. Over the years his style of art has become so recognizeable to me that when I was shopping around in the baby toy department a while back, I couldn't help but notice the Eric Carle toy line right away!
I bought the pull-string sun shown above, and Mr. F loves it to pieces. It plays a sweet little melody (not an annoying doorbell-type song) and has little flashing LED lights in the plush portion of the sun.
I also purchased the play dome seen below:
This play dome was great when Mr. F started crawling and he loves to look in the mirror and pull the butterfly string to play music. I wish I had bought it earlier when he was into tummy time. I love the bright colors and designs that are synonymous with Eric Carle.
I was so surprised to find out just how many Eric Carle toys are out there. View the slideshow below to check some more of them out: