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A magical picture book celebrating diversity from the award-winning team behind Tadpole’s Promise and Mayfly Day.

Two curly caterpillars dream of all the things they will do when they become butterflies. Autumn comes, and they settle down to sleep, eager to wake up and have their dream realised. But Nature has a different dream, a different plan for them...


A dream team of writer and illustrator!

The Times

Another successful collaboration between two well-loved children's authors - Jeanne Willis' language is simple yet lyrical and Tony Ross matches its impact with his beautiful drawings. It's a magical combination for a lovely story.

Urmi Chana, Books for Keeps

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    September 18, 2012


    32 pages

    RRP $18.99

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