Caterpillar Capers

Caterpillar Capers

by Louise Spilsbury

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Part of the "Crabtree Connections" series, this title is categorized as a recount book and it introduces the life cycle of a caterpillar as it grows from a tiny egg into a beautiful butterfly or moth. Told in the first person, a caterpillar relates her life story. It begins as an egg and when the caterpillar hatches from the egg, she is hungry and eats the egg and then starts munching on the leaf where she was born. Also as she grows bigger, she molts or loses a tight skin. During this process and while munching on leaves caterpillars are in danger of being eaten by birds. The caterpillar in this story is able to use camouflage to avoid enemies. As she approaches her final molt, the caterpillar forms a chrysalis which is referred to as a hard green case, and after several weeks emerges as a beautiful butterfly. The butterfly then travels among the flowers drinking nectar and eventually lays eggs and the cycle begins again. There is more information in this introductory book and the photographs are well positioned with factoids presented in colored shapes on the spreads so that young readers will have some trivia to share with family and friends. An engaging early reader that also has a brief glossary, book and Internet references for additional information and an index. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

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Crabtree Publishing Company
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Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.10(d)
530L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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