Nibbles and the other guinea pigs of Dandeville are back! This time Nibbles and friend Posie discover that caterpillars are eating their precious dandelion plants. Posie suggests that they keep the caterpillars as pets. The two guinea pigs make a list of things they might need to take care of the caterpillars. Things like ping pong balls so they can play soccer, little wooly socks and small hairbrushes. One day they discover that the jars containing the caterpillars are empty! After advertising their lost caterpillars, Mr. Rosetti asks them to bring the caterpillars’ jars to his café. When the lids are opened, out fly the newly transformed caterpillars. The guinea pigs find out that “when you lose a caterpillar, you find a butterfly”. Readers should pay close attention to the numerous details in the mixed media illustrations, especially the pictures hanging in the guinea pig art museum. This book is also a great fiction title to use when learning about the life cycle of a butterfly.
Check the WRL catalog for Nibbles’ Garden: Another Green Tale.