Add free shipping to your order with these great books
The Very Impatient Caterpillar : Very Impatient Caterpillar - Ross Burach

The Very Impatient Caterpillar

By: Ross Burach

Hardcover | 26 February 2019 | Edition Number 1

At a Glance

Hardcover


$34.25

or 4 interest-free payments of $8.56 with

Aims to ship in 30 to 35 business days

This clever send-up of every child's biggest challenge - being patient! - is a STEM-friendly, laugh-out-loud comedy about metamorphosis.

HEY! What are you guys doing?

We're going to metamorphosize.

Meta-WHAT-now?

Transform into butterflies.

Right. Right. I knew that...

WAIT?! You're telling me I can become a BUTTERFLY?

Yes.

With wings?

Yes.

Wait for ME!!

Ross Burach's hilarious, tongue-in-cheek exploration of metamorphosis will make you flutter with glee, while also providing real facts about how caterpillars transform into butterflies.

About the Author

Ross Burach loves drawing pictures, making up jokes, dabbling in animation, and hanging out with his family. He is the creator of the picture book The Very Impatient Caterpillar, which earned a starred review from The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, the acclaimed picture book Truck Full of Ducks, as well as the interactive board book Hi-Five Animals!, which was named the best board book of the year by Parents Magazine.

Ross's work can also be seen in Jennifer Hamburg's Billy Bloo Is Stuck in Goo, a Children's Choice Book Award finalist, hailed by Publishers Weekly as a "high-energy cartoon that looks as though it sprang directly from a child's imagination." Ross lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Industry Reviews

Awards and Distinctions for The Very Impatient Caterpillar: 2018/2019 Kid Lit TV morning Book Club Best Books of the School Year 2019 SLJ list of Picture Book Readalouds 2019 TODAY.com Best Gift for 3 year-olds 2019-2020 Florida Sunshine State Jr. Reader List 2020 North Carolina Children's Book Award Masterlist 2020 Gryphon Award Honor 2020 Indiana Read Alouds Too Good to Miss Masterlist 2020 Read Aloud Indiana Book Award List 2020 Michigan Mitten Award Top Ten Title 2021 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Masterlist 2021-22 Arkansas Diamond Primary Award Nominee 2021-22 South Carolina Book Award Masterlist: Picture Book Category 2022 South Carolina Book Awards Reading List "Will delight fans of Mo Willems's "Pigeon" series... absolutely charming." --School Library Journal * "Chunky characters, livid green and thickly outlined for easy group sharing, and speech-bubble dialogue make this a good choice for read aloud[s] with a histrionic bent... There's definitely some science lurking here among the laughs, and preschool and primary classrooms can jumpstart the life cycle units with this super-charged title." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review "Burach chronicles this miracle of nature in cartoon scenes as loud as the rapid patter... It won't be just adults chuckling at the interactions between the title character and its patiently pupating companions." --Kirkus Reviews "Burach's mixed-media digital artwork makes good use of the cartoon style to depict vibrantly colored caterpillars and the protagonist's overwrought emotions. Particularly humorous are the spot drawings showing the inside of the chrysalis, in which he rails against the measured pace of nature... a good choice for science edutainment." --Booklist? ??????Praise for Truck Full of Ducks: "Burach will have readers quacking up, both with the frequent repetition of the title -- 'Did you call for a truck full of ducks?' is a funny line no matter how often it's read or heard -- and over the illustrations... Sight gags and side comments in the pictures add further yuks to this ducky delight." -- Booklist "Children will delight in the extreme silliness of this story and will repeatedly pore over the detailed, colorful, and quirky illustrations." -- School Library Journal ??????? "Burach tells his story entirely through dialogue, packing it -- and his exuberant, crayon-like digital illustrations -- with visual jokes [and] an abundance of funny details to discover in each scene." -- Publishers Weekly ??????? "Silly details decorate every spread... Storytime audiences will quack up." -- Kirkus Reviews ??????Praise for Billy Bloo Is Stuck in Goo, illustrated by Ross Burach: 2018 CBC Children's Choice Book Awards Finalist ??????? "Begs to be read aloud... Gleeful, errant nonsense." -- Kirkus Reviews ??????? "Plenty to linger (and laugh) over." -- Publishers Weekly ??????? "Lots of giggles and goo, and weird characters too, in this rhyming cumulative storytime read-aloud, make this title a must-have for picture book collections." -- School Library Journal

QLD Premier's Reading Challenge : Prep to Year 1

Little Nic's Big Day - Nic Naitanui

RRP $19.99

$18.25

The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! - Mo Willems

RRP $16.99

$15.80

My Culture and Me - Gregg Dreise

RRP $24.99

$21.75

13%
OFF
Tilly - Jane Godwin

Hardcover

RRP $26.99

$22.95

15%
OFF
Little Bird's Day - Sally Morgan

RRP $27.99

$23.75

15%
OFF
Pig The Tourist : Pig the Pug - Aaron Blabey

RRP $18.99

$17.35

Macca's Makeover : Macca - Matt Cosgrove

RRP $18.99

$17.35

Oi Duck-Billed Platypus! : Oi Frog and Friends - Kes Gray
Lucky and Spike - Norma MacDonald

RRP $19.99

$18.25

Kookaburras love to laugh. - Laura Bunting

RRP $18.99

$17.35

Return of the Dinosaurs - Bronwyn Houston

RRP $19.99

$18.25

Dogasaurus - Lucinda Gifford

Hardcover

RRP $18.99

$17.40

I Saw, We Saw - Yolnu Students from Nhulunbuy Primary School

Hardcover

RRP $24.99

$21.75

13%
OFF
Silly Mr. Wolf - Tony Ross

$32.75

Mr Chicken All Over Australia : MR CHICKEN - Leigh Hobbs
My Folks Grew Up in the '80s - Beck Feiner

RRP $24.99

$21.75

13%
OFF
Maui and Other Maori Legends : 8 Classic Tales of Aotearoa - Peter Gossage
Cyril and Pat - Emily Gravett

Paperback

RRP $14.99

$14.25

Beware the Deep Dark Forest - Sue Whiting

RRP $26.99

$25.40

Sandcastle - Philip Bunting

Hardcover

RRP $24.99

$21.75

13%
OFF