Once there was a caterpillar named Farfallina, whose best friend was a gosling named Marcel. They did everything together — until one day, as fall draws near,everything started to change. Farfallina feels the urge to climb up on a tree branch and rest, while Marcel's baby fluff starts falling out.
When spring finally comes, Marcel has his adult feathers, and Farfallina emerges as a butterfly. The pair are so different that they don't recognize one another! But when they find each other, they form a new friendship that becomes all the more precious when they realize it's an old one, too. This beautiful and touching story shows that even as life takes different turns, friendship endures.
"A series of paintings follows each friend's metamorphosis Marcel's change in plumage, Farfallina's emergence from her cocoon. Finally reunited, neither creature recognizes the other and again bond as friends nonetheless. When they realize each other's true identities, Keller conveys their joy with the pair's fluttering of wings, and their quiet repose in an eloquently serene spread as they fall asleep 'smiling at the stars.' Keller's ending remains true to both nature and friendship that lasts through the seasons in this perfectly paced book." — Publisher's Weekly
|Recommended Age||3 - 7|
|Publication Date||May 10, 2005|