Caterpillars! What neat little creatures. They start out as cute little worms and then become magnificent butterflies in one of nature’s most dramatic changes. This week, Ready to Read story time at the library focused on these awesome insects. We also made our own caterpillar pictures using cut-out paper. In this way, we mimicked some of the artists who illustrated the stories we read.
Arabella Miller’s Tiny Caterpillar by Clare Jarrett
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert
Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni
Of all the stories, Inch by Inch is my favorite. It tells the story of a clever little inchworm caterpillar who is in danger of becoming a robin’s lunch. The inchworm makes himself useful and escapes being eaten by measuring the birds in the forest, but when a nightingale wants the inchworm to measure his song, the inchworm has a clever solution to all of his problems with the birds! Read it yourself to find out what the inchworm does.
Find all of these books at your library and join us for story time, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 11 am.