A caterpillar wanted badly
To become a butterfly.
She hated crawling on the ground
And wished that she could flutter by.
She got her wish in time of course.
(A wish she did regret).
She turned into a butterfly,
Then flew into a net.
— Barry Louis Polisar
From Insect Soup: Bug Poems
This book of charming poems by three-time Parents Choice Award Winner Barry Louis Polisar features in the funniest bugs on the planet. From the praying mantis to chiggers to millipedes, kids will discover that the weird and wacky bugs are the most fun. Even the dung beetle, brilliantly illustrated in a tuxedo and with formal serving tray, finally gets the recognition he deserves as one of the top insects to inspect. An index of the featured creatures rounds out the fun with scientific fact.