Christopher has taught us about recycling, about seeds and growing new plants - and now life cycles.
Not that you'd know it. Another nice story about a curious guinea pig, this time gardening fan Christopher and his new friend Posie find caterpillars eating leaves and decide to keep them as pets. But after a while - the disappear. Where can they have gone?
A more explicit look at the change from caterpillar to butterfly than Eric Carle's famous book, it's also a modern story - emails are sent, lost and found posters put up. There are line drawings coloured in alongside photographed real-life objects within the illustrations, making it look alomst like a small child has drawn it, very appealing.
Christopher come to conclusions any preschooler might, and my son seemed to have no idea where the caterpillars had got to (despite reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar multiple times!), so enjoyed the mystery.
Lovely series, hope there are more in the works! Try them all. For ages 2-6.
Having read the ChristopherNibbles book about dandelions I didn't hesitate to buy this book. It is good but a little disappointed it did not show the chrysalis stage more clearly. However it is still a useful resource for foundation age children and Christopher is a cute character.
Bought this book as an alternative way to teach a p3 class about the life cycle of butterflies. they loved it as did my 4yr old who had it from the library before I bought it!! Well written story with bright pics and a modern edge to it!
A great book which our daughter really enjoys and we enjoy reading too. Christopher is a really likeable character and appears in two other books worth looking out for (Christopher's Bicycle and Christopher Nibble).