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Eric Carle Animal Lacing Cards

Eric Carle Animal Lacing Cards

The editors at Chronicle Books
Illustrator:   Eric Carle 
For ages 3 to 5
Chronicle Books, 2007   ISBN: 978-0811860017

Grownups who have young children in their lives are always looking for new, entertaining and educational ways to keep their children busy. In this kit children will find ten colorful and entertaining lacing cards that will serve this purpose to a T. Featuring some of Eric Carle's most beloved animal picture book characters - including his famous hungry caterpillar and his colorful chameleon - the cards offer children the opportunity to add to Eric Carle's artwork by threading brightly colored laces through the holes in the cards.

Working on the cards will help children to develop their hand-eye coordination, sequencing, dexterity, and motor skills. Children will be so proud of their finished work of art and the result will be pretty enough to hang on the wall of their room. Made of heavy duty board, the cards can be used again and again and are perfect for rainy days, car rides, and time spent in a doctor's waiting room.