Age 3-5 | Hardback | 32 pages | 250 x 200mm
Publication March 2021 | ISBN 9781913733933
Fletcher finds a caterpillar under a juicy green leaf. With the help of his friends, he introduces it to lots of games. But all it wants to do is munch. When Caterpillar stops munching, Fletcher is worried...but as spring turns into summer, something magical is about to happen!
Join Fletcher and his friends as they discover a shimmering surprise in this joyous seasonal story.
Books in the series:
- Fletcher and the Springtime Blossom
- Fletcher and the Summer Show
- Fletcher and the Falling Leaves
- Fletcher and the Snowflake Christmas
- Fletcher and the Caterpillar
- Fletcher and the Rainbow
Julia Rawlinson is a writer of children's poetry and picture books which have been recognised and sold internationally. Her other recent works include Sweet Dreaming, illustrated by Nicola Wong (Sourcebooks), Dragon's Lost Roar, illustrated by Beccy Blake (Franklin Watts) and Mule School, illustrated by Lynne Chapman (Gullane Children's Books).
Tiphanie Beeke attended the Royal College of Art where she gained a Master's degree in Illustration and has since specialised in children's books. Her recent work includes illustrations for Fast Asleep in a Little Village in Israel by Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod (Apples & Honey Press) and Changes: A Child's First Poetry Collection by Charlotte Zolotow (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky).
'A delightful, gentle story exploring friendship and the joys of nature, ‘Fletcher and the Caterpillar’ is sure to become a firm favourite.' North Somerset Teacher's Book Award
'This story is a warm celebration of outdoor learning for health and wellbeing. It provides a forum for rich discussion, provided that there is plenty of room for book talk and exploration of its fundamental themes.' Sarah Merchant, Just Imagine
'These books have won a firm place on my shelf and in my heart. Fletcher and the Caterpillar is an absolute joy; just perfect for sharing at home or in the classroom. Like all the Fletcher books, it encourages and inspires exploration of the outside world and hints at the possible wonders to be found there. And it has the added bonus of taking us somewhere else, somewhere wonderful, at a time when we have all had to stay where we are.' Fallen Star Stories
'With Julia Rawlinson’s sweet, gentle nature narrative she paints a picture of friendship and of spring; a picture that is echoed in Tiphanie Beeke’s soft, textured, sun-infused art, which shows so well the colours and joys of its seasonal setting and one of nature’s wonderful mysteries.' Red Reading Hub
'Such a joyful spring story and the pages are so pretty filled with all the colours and magic of spring. We have read this so many times and it always leaves us smiling. A perfect story about spring blossom and friendship. Truly enchanting and Fletcher is such an adorable endearing character' EdSpire
'Lovely descriptive language and varied adjectives help the reader to visualise what’s going on as well as introduce them to new vocabulary and sentence structures. A beautiful book to look at, the wonderful characterful and highly detailed illustrations are a real highlight, adding to the sense of magic and wonder through creating an immersive and captivating visual environment which readers of all ages will want to linger over and certainly return to.' Meg Barclay, The School Librarian