This little beauty was a caterpillar late last summer and just became a butterfly this morning. Instead of the usual 7-10 days as a chrysalis, she spent 7 months. I had coffee in the yard and caught her up on what she'd missed, as she dried her wings. I think there's hope for us overwintering types.
She stuck around long enough to have her picture drawn before flying away.
"Sarcone-Roach displays a discipline not always seen in books about the enviornment; she allows her theme of reuse and recycling to emerge naturally from a fine story... Illustrations, unexpectedly cozy-looking, emphasize the story's tone. Structurally and artistically, the book recalls Virginia Lee Burton's The Little House..." - Horn Book (Starred Review)
The Secret Plan
"Adorable character design and superb visual storytelling highlight an endearingly silly tale." - Cookie Magazine
"This anthology does an excellent job of uniting the creativity of words, art, and innovation. It will spark children's curiosity and hold their interest." - School Library Journal