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TOON LEVEL: 1
INTEREST LEVEL: Age 3+
READING LEVEL: Grades K-1
GUIDED READING LEVEL: J
AUTHOR: Kevin McCloskey
DIMENSIONS: 9" x 6"
SERIES: Giggle and Learn
RELEASE DATE: July 11, 2023
HARDCOVER ISBN: 978-1-66266-508-0
PAPERBACK ISBN: 978-1-66266-509-7
About the Book
Is it a worm? Is it a snake? No! It’s a caterpillar . . .
. . . and it’s on its way to one of the most magical transformations in the insect world, from a crawling digestive tube to a fluttering Glasswing, Luna moth, or Monarch. In the latest addition to KEVIN MCCLOSKEY’s beloved Giggle and Learn series, young readers will explore how caterpillars morph into the many different moths and butterflies that help pollinate our world.
Growing up is scary, but caterpillars can lead the way!
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
"[McCloskey's] endearing cartoon images of various kinds of caterpillars will give young readers good cause to join two budding investigators [...] in learning about eggs, instars (or stages), anatomy, cocoons, and chrysalises on the way to witnessing in sequential views a set of marvelous transformations." --Kirkus Reviews
"A multilayered, richly illustrated examination of a familiar crawling creature, yielding new pleasures and perspectives with each turn of the page."--SLJ
"A small, snug, humorous work that uses comic-book conventions to get its nonfiction ideas across."--Wall Street Journal
Learn more about the Giggle and Learn Series
"Worms, pigeons and fish: Kutztown professor writes graphic novels inspired by nature"--The Morning Call talks to Kevin McCloskey about how he got started writing science books for kids!
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School Library Journal's article "Teaching With Science Comics" shares delightful information about where Kevin McCloskey finds inspiration.
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Kutztown Park StoryWalk showcases ‘We Dig Worms!’ by Kutztown author-- Reading Eagle talks to Kevin McCloskey about worms AND caterpillars!
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The Giggle and Learn series has been featured on WBAA's Book Review. Click to listen >>
Also Available in the Giggle and Learn Series
Our Caterpillars: What Will I be When I Get to be Me? Guide contains a Lesson Plan and Student Activity Sheet to support standards-based instruction in the classroom. Our free guides are designed by a team of passionate literacy experts who specialize in classroom instruction for grades K-3.