Charlie the Caterpillar

Charlie the Caterpillar

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by Dom Deluise, Christopher Santoro
     
 

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As Charlie the Caterpillar meets one group of animals after another playing together and having fun, he asks if he can join in. But each time he's told not welcome -- because he's ugly. As winter approaches, Charlie spins himself a cocoon. When spring arrives, the cocoon opens and out comes Charlie -- now a beautiful butterfly. Everyone wants him to be part of their… See more details below

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As Charlie the Caterpillar meets one group of animals after another playing together and having fun, he asks if he can join in. But each time he's told not welcome -- because he's ugly. As winter approaches, Charlie spins himself a cocoon. When spring arrives, the cocoon opens and out comes Charlie -- now a beautiful butterfly. Everyone wants him to be part of their group. But Charlie puts these fair-weather friends properly in their place in this heartwarming story about the meaning of true friendship.

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Children's Literature - Debra Briatico
In this heartwarming story about the meaning of true friendship, Charlie the caterpillar is rejected by various groups of animals because he is "too ugly." After he spins his cocoon and becomes a beautiful butterfly, all the animals want to play with him. Instead of accepting their invitations, Charlie decides to befriend a sad caterpillar named Katie.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-- When Charlie the caterpillar wants to play, the other creatures refuse because they find him ugly. ``Now giddadda here!'' they tell him. Of course, Charlie eventually makes a cocoon, turns into a beautiful butterfly, and finds that the animals who scorned him now want his company. Very predictable stuff, this has little to recommend it. Santoro is a technically proficient illustrator but his cutesy cartoon drawings of Charlie are as trite as can be. No competition for Carle's Very Hungry Caterpillar (Putnam, 1981) here. --Ann Stell, The Smithtown Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671796075
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
04/01/1993
Series:
Aladdin Picture Bks.
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
203,319
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
AD280L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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