Kid’s Book Review: Caterpillar

Kid’s Book Review: Caterpillar

About the Book and Author

This is a bright and shiny and robust lift-the-flap book for very young children that follows the journey of a caterpillar until it becomes a butterfly.

It is published by Little Tiger Press and has attractive, luscious artwork by artist Bryony Clarkson that you can see examples of as you scroll down this post.

Join a little caterpillar as he munches and crunches his way through the garden before becoming a beautiful butterfly. Full of facts, flaps and fantastic illustrations, little learners will love this rhyming introduction to the natural world.


Caterpillar cover
Harriet Evans

Harriet Evans works in children’s publishing and spends her days researching cool animal facts, imagining awesome adventures and drinking copious amounts of tea.

Bryony Clarkson is a designer, illustrator and collage artist. She studied textiles at Loughborough College of Art before studying for an MA at the Royal College of Art in London. Bryony worked for many years as an embroidery designer for both fashion and interiors, as well as a design lecturer at many UK art colleges.

She has now switched her focus from fabrics and work with a mixture of cut paper collage and digital techniques to create magical worlds and quirky creatures. She loves  making designs that appeal to children, and now specialises in children’s book illustration.

Book Review

He was keen to describe the colours out loud when we read it

Being a huge fan of Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar it was great to have a new caterpillar-based book in our home library!

Dylan loves lifting the flaps up in this book and has found it engaging during our book-time loud when we read it.

This book has been fantastic for him at this time, but I’m sure he will learn lots from it in the coming years too about how caterpillars transform into butterflies.

He loved seeing the butterfly pictures and he was keen to describe the colours out loud when we read it.

It’s got great vocabulary in it and beautiful illustrations.

It’s great to have books on rotation that toddlers can grow with so they last longer!


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Reviewer Profile

Dylan - young reviewer
  • Name: Dylan
  • Age: 2 years
  • Likes: books, Play-Doh and playing with sand and water
  • Dislikes: being annoyed by the dog and being indoors all day
  • Favourite Film: Once upon a Snowman
  • Favourite Song: Hey Duggee - The Stick Song