The Very Impatient Caterpillar by Ross Burach (Scholastic Press, 2019)
This clever sendup of every child's biggest challenge--being patient!--will make you flutter with glee, while also providing a tongue-in-cheek tutorial on metamorphosis.
About Ross Burach
This author of this book loves drawing pictures, making up jokes, dabbling in animation, and hanging out with his family. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. His website it at https://www.rossburach.com
Activities & Links
- You can dowload activity kits for this book at https://www.rossburach.com/activity-guides and print and color bookmarks at https://www.rossburach.com/bookmarks
- A virtual storytime reading of this book from the Missouri Botanical Garden: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaHgBO0DeHg
- Watch a trailer for the companion title The Little Butterfly that Could: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Az04fDde8Y&t=6s
- Learn about caterpillars at https://kidsanimalsfacts.com/caterpillar-facts-for-kids/
- Check out the other 2022 Ladybug Longlist titles related to creepy-crawlies at https://nhbookcenter.blogspot.com/2022/02/ladybug-longlist-creepy-crawlies.html
- If you want more books by Ross Burach check out There's a Giraffe in My Soup and Truck Full of Ducks.
- If you want more books about being patient consider Llama, Llama, Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney or Hoot and Peep: A Song for Snow by Lita Judge.