This is a delightful story of how the Red-spotted Purple butterfly begins her life as a not-so-beautiful caterpillar. It tells why the butterfly must lay her eggs on a particular plant. It also explains molting, how the tiny caterpillar spends the winter, and the magic that happens inside the chrysalis.
Illustrations are based on the authors photographs, enabling readers to use this as a guide to search for and find Red-spotted Purple caterpillars.
The Ugly Caterpillar, A True Story, is a story for all ages from “read to,” to “I want to read it myself,” as well as for parents and grandparents.