The Crunching Munching Caterpillar: A Pop-Up Story
Illustrated by Jack Tickle
Ages 2 to 5
Tiger Tales, 2006, 1-58925-771-5
Just like all caterpillars this caterpillar was hungry. In fact he was always hungry, munching his way through dozens of leaves on the blackberry bush. Then, one day, a large bumblebee lands beside him. The caterpillar is amazed at the way in which the bumblebee is able to fly. If only he had wings too but instead all he has are legs which are “for walking” and not flying.
Other flying creatures visit the caterpillar and more than ever he wishes he could fly. Then, at last, the caterpillar doesn’t feel hungry any more. Instead he feels tired so he
wraps himself in a leaf and settles down for a long nap. He dreams that he is flying, that he is “as light as a feather, floating on the breeze.” When the warm sun finally wakens him he gives a big stretch and discovers that something wonderful has happened to him while he was asleep.
With dynamic pop-up creations on every double page spread, cheerful brightly colored illustrations, and a charming story full of hope, this is a winning title for young children.
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