Caterpillar Caterpillar (Read and Wonder)

by Vivian French (Author) Charlotte Voake (Illustrator)

Caterpillar Caterpillar (Read and Wonder)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Read and Wonder

"The text does an excellent job of describing the metamorphosis of a swallowtail butterfly, and the closeup, vibrant drawings of each developmental stage are outstanding." -- School Library Journal

The best way to learn about a caterpillar is to watch one close up. With love and care, a grandfather shows his granddaughter the tiny dome-shaped eggs, explains how caterpillars shed their skins as they grow bigger and bigger, and watches with her as one special caterpillar emerges from its pupa transformed into a beautiful butterfly.

Select format:

More books in the series - See All

Other series you might like

Vivian French
Vivian French writes for children of all ages. She is much loved for her comic fiction in the Tales from the Five Kingdoms series and her picture books, including Growing Frogs, T. Rex, and Caterpillar, Caterpillar, but her heart lies in retelling traditional stories and writing fairy tales of her own. Vivian French lives in Scotland.

Angela Barrett is the award-winning illustrator of The Night Fairy and more than two dozen other books for children, including classic tales, fairy tales, story collections, and picture books. She lives in London.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication date
March 01, 2009
Read and Wonder
BISAC categories
JNF003120 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Insects, Spiders, etc.
JNF051000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | General
Library of Congress categories

Subscribe to our delicious e-newsletter!