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Summary: A caterpillar makes friends with other insects, but is disappointed when they all fly away. After the caterpillar goes to sleep in its cocoon, he emerges as a beautiful butterfly, able to fly with his friends. The caterpillar's transformation into a butterfly is enhanced by a "body" (a colorful, fabric-covered spring) that winds through the book. This is a picture book about where butterflies come from.
Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book, interactive reading
Recommended Age: read together: 1 to 5; read yourself: 6 to 9
Interest Level: 1 to 6
Reading Level: 3.4
Age of Child: Started reading with a two-year-old child.
Young Reader Reaction: S/he loves the caterpillar spring that winds through the book and the bright illustrations.
Adult Reader Reaction: This is a very engaging book with a subtle message that although we all develop differently we are individual and beautiful. Like The Very Hungry Caterpillar (a frequent request), this was an instant hit, too.
Pros: The caterpillar "body" and pop up butterfly are very very strong.
Borrow or Buy: Buy. This is a strong book with a sweet story and bright illustrations that toddlers return to.