Written by Charlotte Middleton
Part of the Christopher Nibble Series
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The wonder of nature is brilliantly captured in this endearing story of what happens when you try to make pets out of caterpillars. Guinea pigs Christopher and his friend Posie love their garden and they love caterpillars too. But they don’t love caterpillars in their garden. Instead, they give the caterpillars the perfect home so, why do they apparently run away? The answer will delight.
Christopher's Caterpillars by Charlotte Middleton
Christopher Nibble is so busy tending his dandelion patch that it's starting to take over his life and he doesn't even have time for football any more. Then he meets his new neighbour, Posie. She offers to help him out in the garden. When the dandelion seedlings start being nibbled by caterpillars, it's Posie's idea to keep them as pets. Mr Rosetti from the cafe gives them some empty sweet jars and Christopher and Posie feed their furry caterpillars and watch them grow. But one morning Christopher and Posie can't see any caterpillars in their jars. They have disappeared! Quite desperate, they make 'missing' posters and put them up all over Dandeville. It takes Mr Rosetti to reveal the miracle of metamorphosis to the two bereft guinea-pigs.
After the mystery is solved, Christopher and Posie's lost-and-found posters showing brightly coloured caterpillars and butterflies delight all the guinea-pigs of Dandeville when they are displayed in a special exhibition at the art gallery. A contemporary environmental tale set in a wonderfully surreal world where guinea pigs drink cappuccino, play football and visit art galleries!
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Praise for Christopher Nibble:
'I adored the illustrations - Charlotte Middleton's guinea pig world is eccentrically realised and the strong environmental message doesn't detract from the overriding humour in the story.' - Askews Library Service Children's Newsletter
'When dandelions begin disappearing it's up to Nibbles to rescue the last plant so new seeds can fly through the air, nearly 3-D, on a beautifully evocative spread.' - New York Times
'Middleton's tale of over-consuming and scarcity is direct but not preachy. Using a bold font for emphasis, the text is simple and age appropriate, but the mixed-media illustrations steal the show. A photo of a cabbage is combined with drawn elements such as insects. The library scene is full of humorous book titles that will elicit chuckles from young and old. Every page features something that draws the eye in for a closer look.' - School Library Journal
'an absolute delight... Recommended.' - thebookbag.co.uk
About the Author
More books by Charlotte Middleton
Oxford University Press
1st February 2012
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