Caterpillar came up with the idea of crossing
the five metres that separated the orange tree
from the lemon tree. A flea, ant, ladybird, earwig
and a grasshopper decide to go with caterpillar.
But when caterpillar is on his own at the end
a terrible hornet appears...
The use of accumulative structures and repetition
favour and help to memorize the text.
Using such an efficient formula for first readers
a caring story of collaboration and thanks
develops. The pleasant and expressive
illustrations get away from the typical insect cliché
which is common in the collective imagination.