Caterpillar Spring, Butterfly Summer

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.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The caterpillar "body" and pop up butterfly are very very strong.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

S/he loves the caterpillar spring that winds through the book and the bright illustrations.

Parent 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.

Type of Book:
This is a picture book about where butterflies come from.
Educational Themes:

A simple story that shows how nature works, and also offers an opportunity for talking about individuality and self-affirmation.

Reading Level:
3.4
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
1 to 5
Age of child:
Started reading with a two-year-old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is a strong book with a sweet story and bright illustrations that toddlers return to.

Title Caterpillar Spring, Butterfly Summer
Author Susan Hood
Publisher Reader's Digest © 2003
Illustrators Claudine Gevry
ISBN 079440149X
Material Board Book
Genres Nature, Animal (Nonfiction), Interactive
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