Crunching Munching Caterpillar

Crunching Munching Caterpillar

by Sheridan Cain, Jack Tickle
     
 

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Caterpillar REALLY wants to fly like Bumblebee & Sparrow. "You need wings to fly," Bumblebee tells him. So Caterpillar glumly spends his days crunch-munching his way through blackberry bushes. But after a long winter sleep, he wakes up to the surprise of his life! Ages 2-7  See more details below

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Caterpillar REALLY wants to fly like Bumblebee & Sparrow. "You need wings to fly," Bumblebee tells him. So Caterpillar glumly spends his days crunch-munching his way through blackberry bushes. But after a long winter sleep, he wakes up to the surprise of his life! Ages 2-7

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Caterpillar has an insatiable appetite and he just cannot stop eating delicious crunchy green leaves. While he is munching and crunching various creatures come by and visit. Caterpillar remarks to bumblebee how much he would like to be able to fly. Bumblebee tells him that he needs wings to fly. Sparrow remarks that Caterpillar would need to be light and small. Caterpillar, of course has none of these traits. When a butterfly lands and Caterpillar again says how much he would like to fly she said with a smile "Perhaps one day you will fly . . . " The story of the metamorphosis of the caterpillar into a cute butterfly is detailed in the subsequent pages. This is an educational and enjoyable board book that even has a corner that appears to have been munched. 2005, Tiger Tales, Ages 2 to 5.
—Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
PreS-K-Admiring the airborne abilities of Bumblebee, Sparrow, and Butterfly, Caterpillar longs for wings of his own. "Too big to fly," the insect sadly spends his days eating and wishing. Like that other hungry caterpillar, Cain's main character crunches and munches through the book, and then falls asleep to awaken blissfully transformed into a butterfly. Much like his illustrations for Isobel Finn's The Very Lazy Ladybug (Tiger Tales, 2001), Tickle's cartoon artwork features bright colors and large, bold images. The energetic pages are filled with sweet-faced, stylized creatures. Different fonts are used to reflect the action of the story. Attentive listeners may note that Sparrow would be more likely to eat Caterpillar than encourage him, yet most young children will not notice this less-than-realistic detail. Although this tale is not highly original, Cain's simple language and Tickle's engaging illustrations make it acceptable for sharing in a group or individually.-Piper L. Nyman, Fairfield/Suisun Community Library, Fairfield, CA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589254039
Publisher:
ME Media LLC
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Series:
Tiger Tales Ser.
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.38(w) x 6.98(h) x 0.11(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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