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The Secret Life of the Woolly Bear Caterpillar

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The Secret Life of the Woolly Bear Caterpillar by Laurence Pringle
Hardcover $16.95
Apr 01, 2014 | ISBN 9781620910009

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“The author of more than 100 children’s books looks closely at a familiar creature. Naming but not otherwise anthropomorphizing this stealthy survivor, Pringle follows Bella the woollly bear through a “jungle of grasses, clovers, and wild flowers . . . Paley’s colorful cut-paper and mixed-media illustrations show off Bella and her neighbors nicely . . . Straightforward and informative.” –Kirkus Reviews

“Pringle (Scorpions!, 2013) informatively narrates the life of a banded woolly caterpillar called Bella, so named for its species, the Isabella tiger moth. . . Each page presents plenty of material for discussion, and an afterword offers more information on banded woolly caterpillars and a glossary of terms used in the text . . . ” –Booklist

“In this picture-book equivalent of watching a nature documentary, Bella, a woolly bear caterpillar eats, molts, and eats again in a months-long journey through forests, gardens, and lawns. . . Colorful cut-paper drawings bring Bella and her world to life, emphasizing the texture of her fuzzy-looking black-and-orange body and gloriously displaying the wingspan of the tiger moth she becomes. Further information and a diagram of a woolly bear caterpillar are included in the back matter, all the better to satisfy insect-loving readers.” –School Library Journal

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