Marley the monarch caterpillar wakes up and she is hungry. As she is munching her lunch Marley meets a friend. Will there be enough milkweed for both of them?
Munching Lunch Excerpt:
Fluffy clouds covered the sky like a thick blanket, as the itty bitty caterpillar stretched and crawled out of the tiny egg. Marley’s tummy grumbled loudly. It was time to eat. The little monarch caterpillar took a little nibble from the bright green leaf. It certainly was yummy! Num, num, num, num, num. Marley nibbled and crunched the milkweed leaf. Slowly a hole developed in the leaf. And still the caterpillar ate and ate. Marley was growing and the milkweed gave her just what she needed.
The tiny caterpillar tried to watch what was happening around her. However, the milkweed was so delicious she lost track of anything but the juicy leaf. Marley nibbled and crunched until “Ow!” she looked up. There was another monarch caterpillar looking at her and rubbing his head with his feet.
“Oh I’m sorry!” Marley said. “I was so busy eating I didn’t notice you. Are you OK?”
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