Katherine Tegen Books, Hardcover, 9780060289959, 40pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2001
Clara is a cute cabbage Caterpillar. But to Catisha, who is catty and crimson, Clara is only a common caterpillar with no hope of becoming a colorful butterfly. Sure enough, Clara comes out cream colored. And during an encounter with a hungry crow, Clara proves that being colorful and conspicuous doesn't compare with being common, content, and courageous.
Pamela Duncan Edwards and Henry Cole's comic and compelling alliterative collaboration is captivating!
“An interesting combination of realistically rendered backgrounds and insect bodies with faces drawn in the style of Dr. Seuss.”
-School Library Journal
“A freshly minted fable…alliterative adventure that may be set in a garden, but is anything but garden-variety.”
“Children will enjoy the well-told story and Cole’s large-scale, child-friendly artwork.”