Terry and the Caterpillars
Millicent E. Selsam ~ Arnold Lobel ~ Harper & Row, 1962
You all know I love an I Can Read Book and a Science I Can Read Book even more so. This week, my son's been consumed with Benny's Animals, painstakingly cutting out animals from old National Geographics and sorting them into families.Then there's Plenty of Fish, The Secret Three, Seeds and More Seeds! The list goes on and on... can you ever get enough.
Here we have another Selsam/Lobel collaboration, this one involving a girl and her intrigue over the altered states of the caterpillar.
Terry ran into the house.
"I have a caterpillar," she cried.
"Good," said her mother.
"What are you going to do with it?"
"Keep it," said Terry.
"Where?" said her mother.
"In a jar," said Terry.
The best sort of childhood fun always starts with a jar. From cocoon to moth, Terry's experiment leads her on the path to scientific discovery, and so awesome that Lobel's wonderful scratches get to take us along for the ride.
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The Strange Disappearance of Arthur Cluck
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The Secret Three
Seeds and More Seeds
Plenty of Fish
How To Be A Nature Detective
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