Kid’s Book Review: Fletcher and the Caterpillar

Kid’s Book Review: Fletcher and the Caterpillar

About the Book and Author

This is a beautiful picture book featuring Fletcher the thoughtful fox. This story by Julia Rawlinson introduces the lifecycle of a caterpillar. In common with the other Fletcher stories the gentle narrative is perfectly matched with stunning artwork by Tiphanie Beeke and this books forms part of a collection of seasonally-themed stories, all published by Graffeg.

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!


Fletcher and the Caterpillar cover
Julia Rawlinson author

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 Nicole Wong (Sourcebooks), Dragon’s Lost Roar, illustrated by Beccy Blake (Franklin Watts) and Mule School, illustrated by Lynne Chapman (Gullane Children’s Books). Our panel reviewed Fletcher and the Falling Leaves last Autumn.

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

Book Review

The picture of the butterfly is my favourite, I love the gold bits.

Fletcher is kind and thoughtful and I really like the way he tries to find fun games that the caterpillar might like to play, but he just wants to ‘munch’ which is funny.

Fletcher was worried when the caterpillar stopped moving, but I knew it would turn into a butterfly so I was not worried.

The picture of the butterfly is my favourite, I love the gold bits.

I liked all the adjectives in the story.

It was fun trying to find the caterpillar in the different pictures. I really liked this story.


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Reviewer Profile

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  • Name: Emaan
  • Age: 5 years
  • Likes: swimming, craft activities and playing in the park
  • Dislikes: eggs and spiders
  • Favourite Book: Betsey Biggalow the Detective by Malorie Blackman
  • Favourite Song: Into the Unknown (Frozen 2)
  • Favourite Film: Frozen 2