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Caterpillar Dreams [Hardcover]

Jeanne Willis , Tony Ross
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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4 Mar 2010
Two curly caterpillars dream of all the things they will do when they become butterflies. Autumn comes, and they settle down to sleep, eager to wake up and have their dream realised. But Nature has a different dream, a different plan for them...

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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Andersen (4 Mar 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1842709135
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842709139
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 27 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 957,018 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jeanne Willis is an award-winning children's author, published worldwide. She has written over 150 books including picture books, novelty, teen novels and poetry. She was shortlisted for the Whitbread for her novel Naked Without a Hat, won the Smarties Silver for Tadpole's Promise, the Nasen Special Needs Award for Susan Laughs and many more besides. Recently, she won the Sheffield for Who's in The Loo and is short-listed for The Red House Children's Book Award for Bottoms Up. Her novel Dumb Creatures is in production.
Jeanne has over 20 years experience as an advertising copywriter and has created T.V, cinema and radio commercials for major clients including Heinz, Mencap and British Gas (If you see Sid, tell him!) She has also written hundreds of T.V scripts including The Slow Norris, Dog and Duck, The Twins, Maisy (Best Script, British Animation Awards) Marvellous Milly, The Ark, Upstairs Downstairs Bears, Dr Xargle and The Wombles.
Jeanne Lives in North London with two kids, two cats, a rabbit, 99 tadpoles and a Bogbaby.

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A dream team of writer and illustrator! (The Times)

Tony Ross's illustrations are wicked, but Willis is simply wonderful...worth buying. (Amanda Craig The Times 2010-04-03)

A celebration of difference! (Nicolette Jones The Times 2010-04-11)

Voted one of the best books for younger readers.

"This touching tale, with lovely crayon illustrations, celebrates difference"

(The Week)

This book is beautifully illustrated and the production values are very high indeed. (Martin Axford The School Librarian 2010-07-01)

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A magical picture book celebrating diversity from the award-winning team behind Tadpole's Promise and Mayfly Day.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, gentle story 6 May 2014
By LesleyP
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Two caterpillars are great friends and they both dream of one day flying together in the sun. But nature has other ideas and one wakes up from its cocoon as a butterfly whilst the other wakes up as a moth. Instead of worshipping the sun, the second caterpillar flies by moonlight.
It has a lovely moral; that we cannot all be butterflies reaching for the sun. Some of us are born to be moths in the dark. But the world needs both to keep turning, turning...
Jeanne Willis uses beautiful, evocative language in this gentle story. And whilst I'm not always a fan of Tony Ross's illustrations, in this book both words and pictures work perfectly together.
Some reviews have suggested it's quite a sophisticated message. I agree that young children won't understand the deeper meaning to the story but they will enjoy the whimsical language and soft illustrations. It's a perfect bedtime story that will remain relevant for several years.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Super story 23 July 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Saw this book at school and was impressed with it. Wanted my own version for grandchildren to enjoy. Arrived in plenty of time and really good value.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice book 12 Feb 2011
This is a nicely written book with nice illustrations. Its got some pretty abstract ideas/concepts/comparisons in it which my 3 yr old doesnt understand but she still likes it. To appreciate/understand it fully i would say it suited 5yrs plus really.
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