Wednesday, July 01, 2009


Oscar is a caterpillar who lives on a plant near the window. Oscar is heartbroken when he comes out from his cocoon and discovers he has short grey wings instead of the gorgeous orange-and-black ones he expected. And instead of the urge to fly to Mexico, he has the urge to eat sweaters and old socks! And fly around a light! Oscar’s friends all mock him for the time he spent learning Spanish and Mexican culture, and he is heartbroken. But that all changes when he finds a note, Edna, his bookworm friend, left behind for him. This book includes after words with some information on monarchs and moths and the difference between the two. The author also scatters Spanish phrases throughout the book. Very colorful illustrations. Written by Peter Elwell. Ages 4-8.

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