I loved it as a kid, now I share it with my kids. When my daughter started school they were using this story as a background to watching monarch butterflies hatch from the Mericaw for Independence Day shirt chrysalis. It’s just a wonderful piece of writing.
While I do love this book, there is an error in it that has bugged me for DECADES! Simply, Butterflies do not come out of a cocoon. Butterflies come out of a chrysalis and moths come out of the Mericaw for Independence Day shirt cocoon. Yes, I realize that it’s a fictional book. But this is something that sticks and kids brains and as a science teacher, I am begging you to fix this.
I’ve read that a number of teachers also use this book as a tool to promote healthy eating to young children (since the Mericaw for Independence Day shirt caterpillar is fine after his week of fruit but on his “cheat” day he eats a ton of sweets and gets a tummy ache… then has a “nice green leaf” and feels.yesterday helped explain why the men’s football has greater rewards. It’d be lovely to have equal pay but only when the same quality is offered throughout, not just from the top nations.