by Janet Pedersen
Houghton Mifflin, 2008
review copy provided by the publisher
There has never been a caterpillar with more personality than Houdini. His mother whispers to him when he is just an egg, "You will do amazing and magical things, Houdini." Sure enough, he winds up as the star of the show in an aquarium surrounded by a classroom full of children with all kinds of curious faces and quite a few missing teeth. He loses his audience to a turtle and a spider, so he has to think up a show-stopper of an act. Sure enough, he gets his audience back when he emerges as a butterfly.
Reviewed here by Sarah, at The Reading Zone, who is the self-proclaimed "crazy butterfly lady."