cover image Clara Caterpillar

Clara Caterpillar

Pamela Duncan Edwards. Katherine Tegen Books, $16.99 (40pp) ISBN 978-0-06-028995-9

Pamela Duncan Edwards and Henry Cole, the creators of Some Smug Slug and Four Famished Foxes and Fosdyke, take on metamorphosis with Clara Caterpillar. ""Grow up to be courageous and contented, Clara,"" calls a cream-colored butterfly to the egg she has laid on a cabbage leaf at the story's opening. After ""crimson-colored Catisha"" scorns Clara for her plain coloring, the heroine's camouflage saves the day. ( May)