Today’s poetry picture book is all about caterpillars in every facet of their lives and in almost every species it could fit in written by the amazing Marilyn Singer.

0-C coverCATERPILLARS is a book that might be easy to overlook, but you absolutely shouldn’t!  It’s one of my favorite finds this year!  As a classroom teacher who has taught about caterpillars and metamorphosis for years, I was stunned to learn new things.  NEW things!

The format for this book is also a clever one too.  Marilyn Singer writes a poem about caterpillars that not only opens the book, it is the backbone of the book.  A line is repeated on every page and it serves to organize the information about these magical creatures, almost like a table of contents!  This is STEAM at its best!

And don’t get me started on the stunning photos.  I don’t quite know who to give credit to for those, but I’m wondering if they’re a set from the publisher, EarlyLight Books.  These are some of the best photographs of caterpillars I’ve ever seen.

I share only part of the originating poem first and then one of my favorite parts of the book.




And if you’re looking for more poetry fun this month, be sure to check out the Kidlitosphere Event Roundup!  Thank you for stopping by! NPM 2023

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