Giveaway: Tickets to see Brown Bear, Moon and a Caterpillar at Walton Arts Center

If you’re a mama or a grandmama, chances are you’ve spent quite a bit of time reading Eric Carle books to your little ones. It’s been three years since my youngest kid was in diapers, but I think I can STILL recite the words of “Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See?” almost completely by heart.

The simple lines made complete by those one-of-a-kind illustrations have turned Eric Carle’s books into classics that kids want to hear again and again. Now three of those stories andΒ  illustrations will come to life on stage at the Walton Arts Center. This week we’ll be giving away FOUR tickets to see the show on Sunday, December 11th at 1 p.m.

Of course, no outing with the kids would be complete without something tasty to eat, right? So the winning mama and her kiddos will be treated to pizza at U.S. Pizza on Dickson Street in Fayetteville, just a few blocks away from the theater.

ABOUT THE SHOW: Performed by the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, this show brings together old favorites as well as new friends. Featuring evocative music, stunning visual effects and incredible puppetry, the show features three of Eric Carle’s most beloved books. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” will be joined by a cast of adventurous characters from “Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?” as well as “Papa Please Get The Moon For Me.”

ABOUT THE FOOD: We don’t know many kids who don’t love pizza, so we’re sending the winner of this giveaway package to our favorite pizza spot on Dickson Street with a gift card in hand. U.S. Pizza is famous for pizza, but we also love the sandwiches and salads, too, which have won awards of their own. This is a very kid-friendly atmosphere and it’s a great place for families to hang out before or after a Walton Arts Center show. (Click here to see the U.S. Pizza menu.)

HOW TO ENTER: To throw your name in the hat for the show and the pizza, just click on the orange comment button below and tell us which Eric Carle book is your or your kid’s favorite. (My kids always loved putting their little fingers on the holes eaten through the thick pages of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. πŸ™‚ )

You may also enter the giveaway drawing via email by sending your answer to Winners are always chosen at random.

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR ODDS: As always, we give extra chances to win to mamas who help us spread the word about the giveaway. Just email your friends and family about the giveaway and we’ll give you an extra chance to win for every person you tell. Just be sure to put on the CC line of your email so we can give you proper credit.

Be sure to tell your fellow moms and grandmothers who might have little ones in the right age range for this show! It’ll be a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

If you want to ensure your spot in the audience for this magical show, click HERE or call the Walton Arts Center Box Office at 479-443-5600 to reserve tickets. Good luck in the drawing!


  1. My oldest son loves “Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See”. I think we’ve read that book so many times we both have it memorized!!

  2. My kiddos love them all! The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the favorite right now. πŸ™‚

  3. We love ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. My 2-yr. old loves to say ‘POP’ when the caterpillar pops out of his egg.

  4. My 4-year-old likes the Brown Bear book. She is learning to “read” it herself. We have fun with it!! Would love to take her to see this show.

  5. We love ALL Eric Carle books! My son had Brown Bear, Brown Bear memorized at age 1 and The Very Hungry Caterpillar at age 2. πŸ™‚

  6. my 2 year old has brown bear, brown bear memorized!! HE can read it to ME! πŸ™‚

  7. Not sure but believe Ivy’s favorite Eric Carle book is Brown Bear Brown Bear.

    Sh has had Hungry Hungry Caterpillar items around a long time though.

  8. Brown Bear is the favorite. I think her Kindergarten teacher read is in such a super fun way she’s in love with it. Before that it was Polar Bear. I love the Grouchy Ladybug! We all love U.S. Pizza!

  9. The Very Hungry Caterpillar especially since my daughters preschool recited it for a program. Her part was “1 slice of salami”.

  10. Brown Bear, Brown Bear is my 2 year-old’s favorite book! We’d love to see this!

  11. we love the very hungry catepillar and the lonely firefly! love the new background, btw!

  12. My son loves The Mixed Up Chamillian! He giggles and giggles when he has all of the animal parts and can’t catch that fly!

  13. Brown Bear, Brown Bear has been a favorite of both our kids. My husband and I actually recite it in the car to them on long trips…guess we’ve read it A LOT!

  14. “The Hungry Little Catterpillur” Is our favorite…. We would love to see it live!

  15. My boys love “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” This summer we bought all the fruit/food in the book and acted it out and they had so much fun; then they laid down for naps and rolled up in their blankets “like cocoons!”

  16. “polar bear, polar bear what do you hear” is a fave in our house–all ERic Carle’s books are awesome for early reading and learning about your senses.

  17. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is my 5 year old’s favorite! She has had it read to her so often that she can recite some of it! I would love to take her and my niece to see this!

  18. I used Brown Bear, Brown Bear to help me learn colors in Chinese and Tibetan. But my kids love caterpillar!

  19. My child’s favorite book is “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?”. Although he can’t fully pronounce ‘Brown Bear’, he brings me the book and says “Bown Bee? Pease, Mama?” (Brown Bear? Please, Mama?) It’s ADORABLE!

  20. My grandkids love all of the books, but The Very Hungry Caterpillar is their favorite! I would love to bring them!

  21. Brown Bear, Brown Bear is by far my kids favorite! It has managed to teach three of ffour kids (youngest is 15 months) their colors!! We LOVE it πŸ˜‰

  22. Brown Bear Brown Bear is my daughter’s favorite. She memorized the words so she could read it to me every night before bed. πŸ™‚

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