Most caterpillars eat leaves, but some carnivores prefer bugs - and can catch them in surprising ways. Caterpillars are low on the food chain, which means many of them have managed to develop the most incredible defenses. This title introduces readers to the world of caterpillars. Through sidebars, it offers tips on how to spot caterpillars.
Susan Jeffers is the highly acclaimed artist of many well-known picture books, including THE NUTCRACKER andt he New York Times bestseller BROTHER EAGLE, SISTER SKY. She received a Caldecott Honor for THREE JOVIAL HUNTSMEN and has illustrated other distinguished picture books including four fairy tales by Amy Ehrlich: CINDERELLA, THE SNOW QUEEN, THE WILD SWANS, and THUMBELINA, which were all ABA Pick of the lists; Longfellow's HIAWATHA, an SLJ Best Book of the Year; Robert Frost's STOPPING BY THE WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENING; and THE MIDNIGHT FARM by Reeve Lindbergh, a Booklist Editor's Choice. She has collaborated with Rosemary Wells on the ever-popular McDuff books as well as LASSIE COME HOME, WAITING FOR THE EVENING STAR, and FOREST OF MY DREAMS.