ISBN 10 : 04392 98008
Eat, Sleep, Dream, FlyA pair of wings and a feather-light body are needed for flying. Where on earth, a caterpillar can get those, if he wishes to fly? Simple, all he has to do is crunch and munch fresh blackberry bush leaves and sleep well.
There is a cute caterpillar who wanted to fly. The caterpillar meets a bumble bee and tells his wish. But bumblebee says that the caterpillar don't have wings and he cannot fly. Then the caterpillar meets a sparrow, who says that the caterpillar is heavy and he cannot fly.
But finally he meets a butterfly. The butterfly asks him to sleep well and says that his dreams might come true. After eating, sleeping and Voila!, the caterpillar is now a ...........
Illustrated By : Jack Tickle
Publisher : Tiger Tales
Classification : Moral (Never Let Negative Words Drown You)
Emotional(Dreams & Wishes), Science(Butterfly Life cycle, Flying)
Age : Preschooler, Kindergartener, Grades 1- 3
No kid is ever going to get bored with caterpillars and butterflies. This book would be another successful example for this theory. Apart from a cute story, that any kid would love, this book has adorable layout designs and lovely pleasant illustrations:
- The bitemark at the corner of the book, similar to the marks on leaves bit by the caterpillar (I think this is only in paperback format).
- The font changes with the moods of the story, in some places: The dream version has a different font. The font of the phrase 'stretched and stretched' really stretches and stretches.
- I can see that adorable caterpillar with his lovely smile, again and again.
- The Background colors are vibrant and the exquisite illustrations can hold the attention of even impatient kids.
In the background of this story, I can see two science lessons: 1. Life Cycle of Butterfly 2. Science of Flying. If you want, you can extend the lesson by asking what are the basic necessities for a thing to fly.
For the love of butterflies and caterpillars, travel along with this caterpillar's life.