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Caterpillar Adventures

The Very Impatient Caterpillar by Ross Burach

A caterpillar learns to be patient while trying to metamorphosize.

Caterpillar Dreams by Clive McFarland

Follows the adventures of Henri the Caterpillar, who leaves the safety of his garden to embark on an adventure of a lifetime.

Mr. King’s Machine by Geneviève Côté

Mr. King likes pretty things. He also likes machines. So when he discovers a flower that has been nibbled by a caterpillar, he builds himself a Caterpillar-Catcher. Off he zooms–unaware that his machine is filling the sky with smoke and that his friends are calling him to stop!

Hedgehugs and the Hattiepillar by Steve Wilson

Horace and Hattie watch a caterpillar become a butterfly … and are inspired to attempt a transformation of their own!

Holey Moley by Lois Ehlert

After digging holes and munching on crawly bugs, a chubby mole settles in her cozy burrow for winter. Includes glossary identifying all of the different worms, caterpillars, moths, and butterflies included in the illustrations.

Bye, Bye, Butterflies! By Andrew Larsen

Inspired by the sight of some school kids releasing butterflies up into the sky, a young boy turns into a “butterfly scientist” and helps his teacher and classmates care for some caterpillars as they grow into butterflies.

Bob and Otto by Robert Bruel

Otto the worm is shocked to discover that his best friend Bob is actually a caterpillar who emerges one day as a butterfly.

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