Published by Scholastic
Summary: A caterpillar notices that others are climbing a tree; they tell him they are going to metamorphosize. He’s never heard of this, but doesn’t want to get left behind. After a few attempts, he manages to wrap himself in a chrysalis, but it’s boring waiting to become a butterfly! Unable to make it the full two weeks, he emerges after a day, only to discover he hasn’t grown wings. Back he goes, and after 14 days of giving himself pep talks, he manages to get through the wait and turn into a butterfly. He’s sure he’s transformed in more ways than one, and plans to be way more patient. The last page shows him joining a butterfly migration, and, of course, asking, “Are we there yet?!” 32 pages; ages 3-8.
Pros: Great goofy fun that will be enjoyed by children of all ages. The whole story is told through cartoon bubble dialogue, and the comic-style illustrations will provide lots of laughs.
Cons: The scientific content is pretty light.