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The Little Butterfly That Could (A Very Impatient Caterpillar Book)

By Ross Burach   

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338615005 Hardcover
40 Pages | Ages 4 to 8

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338762150 Ebook
40 Pages | Ages 4 to 8

What if I can't?

Which way to the flowers?

That way. 200 miles.

How am I supposed to travel that far?!

You fly.

Can I take a plane?


Then I'll never make it!

This comical companion to Ross Burach's The Very Impatient Caterpillar pays loving homage to every child's struggle to persist through challenges while also delivering a lighthearted lesson on butterfly migration. Remember, if at first you don't succeed, fly, fly again!

Raves & reviews:

Praise for The Little Butterfly That Could:

"Will elicit plenty of giggles, and sly pictorial details will keep a broad range of readers happy during rereads." — Kirkus Reviews

Praise for The Very Impatient Caterpillar:

"Will delight fans of Mo Willems's 'Pigeon' series... absolutely charming." — School Library Journal

* "A good choice for read aloud[s]... There's definitely some science lurking here among the laughs, and preschool and primary classrooms can jumpstart the life cycle units with this super-charged title." — The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

"Burach chronicles this miracle of nature in cartoon scenes as loud as the rapid patter... It won't be just adults chuckling at the interactions between the title character and its patiently pupating companions." — Kirkus Reviews

"Burach's mixed-media digital artwork makes good use of the cartoon style to depict vibrantly colored caterpillars and the protagonist's overwrought emotions. Particularly humorous are the spot drawings showing the inside of the chrysalis, in which he rails against the measured pace of nature... a good choice for science edutainment." — Booklist