Singling out the "array of vibrant verbs and boisterous onomatopeia" and the "kaleidoscope effect" of the textured paper collages, PW called Caldecott Honor artist Fleming's caterpillar safari "ideal for sharing with young explorers." Ages 2-6.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
PreSchool-K-- Bold, bright, stylized collage illustrations capture the eye and the imagination as they depict the simple, rhyming text of this outstanding nature tale. From a caterpillar's point-of-view, children see the many happenings in the tall, tall grass: "crunch, munch, caterpillars lunch/dart, dip, hummingbirds sip" etc. Bees and birds, ants and snakes are among the daytime inhabitants. Then, with the "stars bright, moonlight" come nocturnal fireflies and bats: "good night, tall, tall grass." The childlike illustrations were created by pouring colored cotton pulp through hand-cut stencils, resulting in remarkable images. Colors--shaded and varied--range full spectrum, deep and true through sunny yellow, cobalt, plum, a dozen shades of green. On each double page appears the blue-eyed, yellow-with-orange-spots caterpillar, always in proper perspective to the other creatures. Two-year-olds (and even younger) will enjoy the rhyme and rhythm, three-year-olds exploring numbers will love counting insects, four-year-olds--who are sure they can "read"--will experience success after a few listenings, and adults won't mind the request, "Read it again, please." A real charmer. --Virginia Opocensky, formerly at Lincoln City Libraries, NB
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
My toddlers love reading this book. The colorful photos and large print makes learning to read easy. Read morePublished 8 days ago by S. Russell
What a great book! The kids loved it and wanted to hear read over and over. I used this for our green week. We read it outside while sitting on a blanket in the grass.Published 2 months ago by jennifer lee
I bought it for a friend's baby among other gifts. Had it shipped directly to the recipient so I didn't get to see it myself. They say they love it and the baby loves it.Published 3 months ago by Natalia Kane
My students love this book this is my third copy. It can be used for just the rich language or math or science or all three or just for the sheer enjoyment. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Prai
My daycare children loved this book we use this book along with puppets.Published 4 months ago by Beverly J. Higgs
Fantastic vibrant illustrations and rhythmic text give a fun look at what is in the natural world around us if we keep our eyes open! Read morePublished 9 months ago by Peter & Trisha