Face to Face with Caterpillars
By Darlyne Murawski
(National Geographic Children's Books, Paperback, 9781426304736, 32pp.)
Publication Date: May 12, 2009
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Ever had an in-your-face encounter with a caterpillar? Darlyne Murawski came eye-to-eye with a spiny caterpillar in Costa Ricaand was stung by the harmless- looking creepy-crawly. That’s one of many caterpillar close-ups in this amazing book. Readers study these insects like the experts: witness the astonishing metamorphosis from caterpillar to pupa to butterfly; see the snake-like defenses of some poisonous species; and the silk stitching of other caterpillars’ leafy hideaways.