The Very Impatient Caterpillar by Ross Burach

Published by Scholastic

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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.

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