My boys loved books when they were little and loved to be read to. I made many, many trips to the library with them and spent many, many hours reading to them! When they were in pre-school they loved the books by Eric Carle and I think we owned his entire collection.
The Sanguine Gryphon has a number of winter colors named after literature, so when I read the update that the color The Very Quiet Cricket was going to be available in unlimited quantities a couple weeks ago, I couldn't resist!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar was also available, and well... that jumped in my cart too! It only made sense to buy this one also since I was already paying for shipping :-)