The Very Impatient Caterpillar
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Ross Burach is the creator of the riotously funny picture books The Very Impatient Caterpillar, The Little Butterfly That Could, and Truck Full of Ducks, as well as the acclaimed board books I Love My Tutu Too!, Potty All-Star, Hi-Five Farm!, and Hi-Five Animals!, named the best board book of the year by Parents magazine. Ross's work can also be seen in the Acorn early reader series Bumble and Bee. Ross lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York. You can visit him online at rossburach.com.

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Praise for The Very Impatient Caterpillar, by Ross Burach: * Chunky characters, livid green and thickly outlined for easy group sharing, and speech-bubble dialogue make this a good choice for read aloud[s] with a histrionic bent... There's definitely some science lurking here among the laughs, and preschool and primary classrooms can jumpstart the life cycle units with this super-charged title. --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred reviewWill delight fans of Mo Willems's Pigeon series... absolutely charming. --School Library JournalBurach chronicles this miracle of nature in cartoon scenes as loud as the rapid patter... It won't be just adults chuckling at the interactions between the title character and its patiently pupating companions. --Kirkus ReviewsBurach's mixed-media digital artwork makes good use of the cartoon style to depict vibrantly colored caterpillars and the protagonist's overwrought emotions. Particularly humorous are the spot drawings showing the inside of the chrysalis, in which he rails against the measured pace of nature... a good choice for science edutainment. --BooklistPraise for Truck Full of Ducks, by Ross Burach: Burach will have readers quacking up, both with the frequent repetition of the title -- 'Did you call for a truck full of ducks?' is a funny line no matter how often it's read or heard -- and over the illustrations... Sight gags and side comments in the pictures add further yuks to this ducky delight. -- BooklistChildren will delight in the extreme silliness of this story and will repeatedly pore over the detailed, colorful, and quirky illustrations. -- School Library JournalBurach tells his story entirely through dialogue, packing it -- and his exuberant, crayon-like digital illustrations -- with visual jokes [and] an abundance of funny details to discover in each scene. -- Publishers WeeklySilly details decorate every spread... Storytime audiences will quack up. -- Kirkus ReviewsPraise for Billy Bloo Is Stuck in Goo, illustrated by Ross Burach: 2018 CBC Children's Choice Book Awards FinalistBegs to be read aloud... Gleeful, errant nonsense. -- Kirkus ReviewsPlenty to linger (and laugh) over. -- Publishers WeeklyLots of giggles and goo, and weird characters too, in this rhyming cumulative storytime read-aloud, make this title a must-have for picture book collections. -- School Library Journal

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