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For many parents, the name Eric Carle probaby rings a bell. Carle, artist and creator of picture books for young children, has been the source of entertainment for kids and parents alike for generations. Including the most famous title- The Very Hungry Caterpillar- his books have been around since the 1970’s, and I loved them growing up!  

Kohl’s recently began featuring hardcover Eric Carle books with a coordinating stuffed animal as part of their Kohl’s Cares initiative.  The Cause Merchandise program gives back to local communities by dedicating 100% of the net profit from these products to benefit kids’ health and education organizations. The Kohl’s Cares project actively supports kids nationwide with over $180 million raised thus far.

Through the month of April, Kohl’s is offering four popular Eric Carle books with its matching plush animal: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Written by Bill Martin), 10 Little Rubber Ducks, Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? and The Very Busy Spider.

Kids and parents can enjoy one of these colorful books with its related toy for only $5 from Kohl’s stores or website.  This affordable purchase gives back to the community and allows parents to spend time reading with their young kids.

One lucky Mom Central reader will win copies of all four featured books by Eric Carle along with a plush sheep and bear. To enter, leave a comment below by Tuedsay, February 7. The winner will be selected at random and notified by email.


This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to our winner Zoe L.!

Disclosure: Mom Central received copies of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? and The Very Busy Spider along with two plush toys to facilitate this review and giveaway.

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Comments (119)

  1. Erica says:

    ERIC CARLE! I would love to have these for my little kidlets! Even my teenager loves them..

  2. Lauren Sacks says:

    I love Kohl’s Cares for Kids. I think this is the best program for charity. I love that I can get a hardcover book for $5. Eric Carle is one of my favorite authors. I would love to win this for my boys!

  3. Beverly Wahler says:

    The pictures in these books are the best. The stuffed toy would be a great way to interact while reading the books. The kids would love these!

  4. Dianna says:

    We are big Eric Carle fans!! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  5. Lisa C says:

    I would love this for my girls!

  6. Tori says:

    Love these books!!

  7. Anissa says:

    I love the books and toys deals Kohl’s Cares offers. So great and so inexpensive!!

  8. Sus says:

    Oh I would love these for my little one. He loves books!

  9. katie klein says:

    My family is obsessed with Eric Carle. It would be their dream to actually be able to go to the eric carle museum :)

  10. angelia says:

    I love his books! I would love to have these to read to my little one!

  11. Jeryl M. says:

    My kids always love all the books and stuffed animals that Kohls sells as part of Kohls cares.

  12. Cindi says:

    Eric Carle has always been one of my favorite children’s
    book author. It is fun when you have the adorable plush
    animal to play with and illustrate the book with!
    Many thanks to you!

  13. kbbkbb0 says:

    Eric Carle books are the BEST! I would love these for my 2 boys.

  14. Stefanie says:

    I love these books and they would be great to win!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful giveaway!!!

  16. Erica says:

    I have always read Eric Carle books to my children. Great books!

  17. Patricia says:

    My son and nephews love Eric Carle books and askes for them often. Great giveaway.

  18. Melanie Sartain says:

    We love Kohl’s and the Kohl’s Cares program is such a wonderful thing! I always find myself purchasing a stuffed animal for my son at just about every shopping trip knowing that the money goes to such a great cause. These books and animals are so cute & we would be so happy to win, but would be just as honored to buy them!

  19. Kim Davis says:

    Very nice giveaway, I love the plushies!

  20. Aubrey says:

    Oh wow those are really cute! Kids would love those for sure!

  21. Crystal Jo says:

    We love Eric Carle books in our house! Thanks for the chance to win!

  22. Anonymous says:

    I love this author! These are great baby shower or 1st birthday presents for kids

  23. Anonymous says:

    Kohl’s books for kids are always a super deal and the money goes to charity.

  24. Shannon says:

    We love Eric Carle books!

  25. gloria says:

    wanna win love reading and love theses books

  26. sandra says:

    we love brown bear

  27. Costana Hornbaker says:

    My 8 month old LOVES Brown Bear Brown Bear

  28. Charlie says:

    Please choose me!

  29. Melissa says:

    I love Eric Carle, so good!

  30. jen says:

    Eric Carle is a fave in my house!!!

  31. Jackie Griebel says:

    These books and animals would be perfect for my 3 year old Josh!

  32. RG says:

    lovely and awesome giveaway

  33. Quanda says:

    Very nice kid-friendly giveaway.

  34. I love Eric Carle books!

  35. Jamie says:

    How awesome! My daughter loves to read.

  36. Sheryl Wright says:

    Love for my kids to play with them.

  37. Mary Baker says:

    My Grandbbaby would love this ! I love having a book to read to them at bed time and having something tactile to play with that goes with the book! Great set!

  38. Margaret Imecs says:

    very cute!

  39. Jennifer M says:

    Great books!

  40. Christina G says:

    What acute product – I love all the little plush animals.

  41. ashley trent says:

    great giveaway!!!! all kids love books and the animal is like a bonus

  42. Janet says:

    Books are the perfect gift idea. Good luck, everyone.

  43. Anonymous says:

    These kind of things make great gifts. Thank you Kohls and Mom Central.

  44. Kadie says:

    This would make a great gift for my son! He loves books!

  45. Katherine Briggs says:

    My son and daughter would love these!

  46. Clarissa says:

    kohls always has the cutest stuffed animals

  47. Melissa says:

    My girls love Eric Carle . . . how fun!

  48. Deborah Holman says:

    We love to sit and cuddle and read books. What a wonderful gift for little ones.

  49. Elizabeth says:

    My son would love these books.

  50. Staci A says:

    My little ones love his books and artwork!

  51. phxbne says:

    that duck is so cute!

  52. Heidi says:

    I love is books and the toys are so soft looking!

  53. jenny says:

    These are great and fun books… I also love that these benefit charity!

  54. kalnsyd says:

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear is an absolute favorite in our house – great giveaway!

  55. Isabel says:

    The kids will be excited to read the books and play with the toys.

  56. Emily says:

    I love these books!

  57. Madhu says:

    My sons would love to play with these. Thank you for the giveaway

  58. Sara Smith says:

    We love Eric Carle at our house. What a cute giveaway!

  59. Heather says:

    We love to read!

  60. My 17 month old will only sit for Eric Carle’s books. He LOVES them!

  61. Kristie says:

    My kids have had the opportunity to hear a couple of Eric Carle books, but none of these! These would be great to win-we’d all enjoy them! :-)

  62. shelly says:

    I love Eric Carle! His books are so colorful and fun. Thanks for the chance.

  63. Zoe Lee says:

    My daughter loves all the Carle books…especially the Caterpillar, (she holds on to her stuffie while reading) . Thanks for the chance to win one…:)


  64. Rachel Webb-Hopkins says:

    There’s nothing better you can give to your child than your time and the gift of enjoying a great book together, those memories will last forever.

  65. We love Eric Carle. His books are on my sons bookshelf and we read them every night before bed and ever day before naptime. <3

  66. Lily says:

    Love these sets!

  67. Laura says:

    I love books for my son. Eric is one of our fav authors. We have a grow chart designed by him.

  68. January B. says:

    My son would love these!!

  69. nannypanpan says:

    we love 10 little rubber ducks!
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  70. Devin k says:

    I love Kohl’s cares ! We loved Eric Carle our twins now 12 read his books with us non stop. We would love to win this to give to our new god baby being born on Monday so she can experience the colorful, articulate Eric Carle book experience. Book time was always a fave time in our house, still is but now kids read teen books.

  71. Amy R says:

    love it!!!!!!!

  72. Jill says:

    I absolutely love Kohl’s Cares books & animals to match!

  73. Sarah M says:

    Adore Eric Carle. Would love to win!

  74. ria says:

    omg! Eric Carle is one of our faves!

  75. Karol says:

    Huge Eric Carle fans over here.

  76. DebbieKL says:

    Cute! These wouLD be greaT fOR my girls!

  77. Tracy Faris says:

    Absolutely adorable! we would love this!

  78. Krista says:

    We already have two of the 4 books, but I know lots of other little kids! :)

  79. Linda says:

    we love eric carle and would love to win

  80. Cindy Orley says:

    I love Kohls Cares books and stuffed animals, even better now with Eric Carle books!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  81. Lisa R says:

    Great gift for my niece or nephew

  82. Marcie says:

    saw a performance of his books! loved it!

  83. Sue says:

    My grandkids would love these!

  84. Michael says:

    Would love to win these!

  85. Jen says:

    Brown bear, brown bear, what do I see?
    Mom central picking me!

  86. Kathryn Compa says:

    How cute ..This would make a wonderful addition to our family!

  87. Anonymous says:

    how cute and what a good cause this is for!

  88. BarbaraPlatt says:

    I love Kohl’s cares

  89. DENISE says:

    Kohls Cares books and stuffed animals, are great.. we always try to by one , Kohls really does help the community. Also Eric Carle books are great. We would love to win these.

  90. Chris says:

    These are super cute!

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  93. Kim says:

    Would love to add these to our Eric Carle collection of books and the plush toy makes it so much more special and tangible to my children!

  94. Tonya Archuleta says:

    The books are colorful and fun to read so they hold the attention of toddlers all the way to kids who can read on their own!

  95. Carrie M says:

    My daughter LOVES these books, we have many of his books but none of the above. I like that Kohl’s has these available for only $5 and for such a great cause.

  96. cindy says:

    My granddaughter would just love the books. @ almost three she loves to read as much as I did at that age. Book, toy. Book, toy. the book always won!

  97. Starla says:

    My twins LOVE Eric Carle!

  98. Jennifer Fox says:

    my friend is having a baby and already has a little girl and I think she would love this

  99. Adrienne says:

    we love Eric Carle

  100. Pamela / Pamela's Heavenly Treats says:

    My kids love Eric Carle books..this is a awesome giveaway.

  101. Shelby says:

    Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see?

  102. Alyssa says:

    I love Eric Carle – thanks for the chance!

  103. catherine c says:

    cute giveaway- thanks!

  104. My 1yo son just discovered Eric Carle and he LOOOOVES the books. He just got a caterpillar for Christmas, but we would love some extra squishies to read with at night :-)

  105. Anonymous says:

    My kids would really love these books and the stuffed abnimals are so cute they would make great presents for valentines day

  106. Holly Cunningham says:

    My Grandkids just LOVE the Kohls Cares sets, and I do too!!!((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) These are wonderful… Thanks for the chance!

  107. Celebrate Woman says:

    My son would truly enjoy the book on animals!

  108. Lauren says:

    I love Eric Carle. I’d love to win these for my niece. Too cute!!

  109. Wehaf says:

    Two of my best friends are expecting babies this year; I’d love to give them these wonderful books!

  110. Trendy Mom says:

    These are so cute. I didn’t realize that Kohls was selling these. My son will love them and I also love that they support charity!

  111. Kay M. says:

    My husbands niece is expecting, and this would be a perfect gift!

  112. Liz says:

    These would make fantastic gifts!

  113. Julie says:

    Such a fan of Eric Carl & Kohl’s…….love that 100% of the profit goes back to the community.

  114. Bertha Brown says:

    very cute and different.

  115. LyzaJo says:

    I’d love to use these books in my high school creative writing courses.

  116. cluelessmama says:

    I always purchase the books they offer at Kohl’s. It is one of the things I look forward to when I shop there. My children would really enjoy these. Thanks for the opportunity.

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