Charlie the Caterpillar

Charlie the Caterpillar


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As Charlie the Caterpillar meets one group of animals after another playing together and having fun, he asks if he can join in. But each time he's told not welcome — because he's ugly. As winter approaches, Charlie spins himself a cocoon. When spring arrives, the cocoon opens and out comes Charlie — now a beautiful butterfly. Everyone wants him to be part of their group. But Charlie puts these fair-weather friends properly in their place in this heartwarming story about the meaning of true friendship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780671796075
Publisher: Aladdin
Publication date: 04/01/1993
Series: Aladdin Picture Bks.
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 518,563
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: AD540L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Dom De Luise is one of America's best-loved comedians. He appears frequently on TV, and has starred in many popular movies including The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Silent Movie, Fatso, Smokey and the Bandit II and Cannonball Run I and II.

Customer Reviews

Charlie the Caterpillar 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
aleciagilbert on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a fiction book telling the story of a young caterpillar who turns into a butterfly. The book contains beautiful illustrations and keeps children¿s attention with the use of different talking animals. The book does a great job at describing the transformation of Charlie the Caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly. I rate this book a 4 out of 5 because I felt that part of the story, such as the other animals playing different games, were unnecessary and the story needed to focus more on Charlie¿s transformation.
dennislankau on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is appropriate for 1st-2nd grade students. Charlie the caterpillar is so happy to be alive. He eats and travels, but is saddened by the others that he meets because they call him ugly and don't want to play with him. He becomes so sad that he curls up and hides in his cacoon and sleeps. When he awakens, he finds he has turned into a beautiful butterfly. All of those who refused to play with him because he was ugly, now want to be his friends. He finds true friendship in Katie, a little caterpillar.* Good for teaching diversity* Good for allowing students discuss what makes them feel happy/sad* Students can draw their own butterflies.
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lucpac More than 1 year ago
It's the ugly duckling story told from the point of view from a butterfly. It's a cute story that teaches children to accept people for who they are and to ignore those who have negative things to say.
Dragonlady5 More than 1 year ago
Teaches a lesson. I bought this book to send to my daughter. She teaches in North Carolina. I got the book up to her in time for the last day of school. The first graders really enjoyed it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book teaches five things. How a caterpillar becomes a butterfly, not to dislike another only because of the way they look, not to like another only because of the way they look, not to be rude to another when they need you because one day you may need them but it could be too late, and when you're good to another they just may become a real friend...a best friend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this truly wonderful title! I insisted on purchasing this book when I could hardly read anything let alone this, but I practiced and enjoyed the repetetive lines, as well as the pictures and found it to become my favourite childrens book ever! I recommend this book to anyone, as I enjoyed it and still do!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a beautiful story. My kids usually want a different book to read all the time, but since we received this book I have to read it to them 2 or 3 times a day! :-)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very good. It taught me the value of a true, real friend. I now understand that the inside of a person matters more than the outside. Every one should judge people the same way the inside out.