Thursday, May 8, 2008
Arabella Miller's Tiny Caterpillar by Clare Jarrett - review
Arabella Miller's Tiny Caterpillar by Clare Jarrett
A book about what now? The life cycle of a butterfly you say? How novel!
No, don't listen to me, I'm totally being a crank today. If you have room in your heart or on your shelf for one more butterfly life cycle book, or if, for some reason, you don't have one yet, you should definitely buy this one.
The art is simple and clear, with a springy palette that suits the subject. The text rhymes, and is set to a somewhat unusual meter. I like it - it makes for kind of a halting read, mimicing the caterpillar's locomotion. I also like that the book focuses on Arabella's observation of her little friend without feeling like a textbook.