Charlie the Caterpillar Author:Dom DeLuise, Christopher Santoro (Illustrator) As Charlie the Caterpillar meets one group of animals after another playing together and having fun, he asks if he can join in. But each time he's told not welcome -- because he's ugly. As winter approaches, Charlie spins himself a cocoon. When spring arrives, the cocoon opens and out comes Charlie -- now a beautiful butterfly. Everyone ... more »wants him to be part of their group. But Charlie puts these fair-weather friends properly in their place in this heartwarming story about the meaning of true friendship.« less
Charlie is dismissed by animals because of his ugliness and feels very hurt and left out, until his transformation into a beautiful butterfly makes them change their minds. This is a cute book with the underlying message that it shouldn't matter what one looks like in choosing friends. Nicely illustrated by Christopher Santoro, this book has a great message for children.