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Coco and the caterpillars

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Editeur : Groundwood Books Ltd

Numéro de produit : 9781773068008

ISBN : 9781773068008

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A boy loves his garden, and everything in it, especially all the tiny insects. But ... his pet chicken Coco loves them too!

When a boy finds a clutch of butterfly eggs in his garden, he can't stop thinking about the beautiful butterflies they will become. He keeps the eggs a secret from Coco, who finds all the insects in the garden yummy! The boy watches as the eggs hatch, and brightly striped caterpillars appear, growing bigger and juicier every day. But one day, when his back is turned, Coco gobbles up the caterpillars and falls ill. The boy is torn between worry for Coco and sorrow that the caterpillars have been eaten. But then he makes a wonderful discovery -- his dream of butterflies in the garden just might come true after all.

Artist Geraldo Valério brings us a charming story inspired by his childhood passion for the butterflies in his family's garden.


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Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:


With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).


Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.


Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.

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