The Kind Cathy Caterpillar

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Cathy Caterpillar


Idea:  (Prompt): Oak Tree

Dictated by: The Little Author (Bambi).

Written by: Mum (Yours Truly) just as dictated.

Me: Once upon a time there was a big Oak tree.

Bambi: On the tree lived a tiny caterpillar. She was called Cathy Caterpillar.

Me: One day she saw a large leaf and thought, ” Ooh! A lovely big leaf! I can munch on it all day.”

Bambi: Nooo, Cathy was a kind Caterpillar. She didn’t munch on Mr Oak’s leaves. 

Me: What did she eat then?

Bambi: Only fruits and vegetables.

Me: But the Oak tree doesn’t have fruits and vegetables.

Bambi: That’s why Cathy moved house. 

Me: Where to? Tesco?

Bambi: No, Cathy moved to the Caterpillar World.

Me: Caterpillar world! Hmm.. Interesting! What’s that?

Bambi: In the Caterpillar World there are lots of vegetables and fruits. So Caterpillars don’t have to eat leaves from the trees. 

Me: (wondering what next) 

Bambi: Cathy ate lots of fruits and veggies for breakfast and lunch in her cocoon and soon she became a beautiful butterfly. 

Me: Great!

Bambi: One morning she went back to the Oak tree and laid an egg on a leaf. After many days a tiny caterpillar came out of that egg. Her name was Rosie. She was also kind like her Mommy. So she went to the Caterpillar World. Her family was happy to see her.  THE END


Nice to note transformation of the Caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly and beyond. Thanks to Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

Once we were done with the story, I thought I could get Bambi to do some painting and so suggested:

Me: How about you illustrating your story now? 

Bambi: Can you please ask Axel Scheffler* to do that?  This story is written by Bambi & Amma BUT Illustrated by Axel Scheffler. 

Me : 😀  😀


*Axel Scheffler is a popular Children’s books’ Illustrator.


13 thoughts on “The Kind Cathy Caterpillar

  1. claowue June 27, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    That’s a great tale. Tell Bambi ‘Thank You’for it. I’ve enjoyed it so much!

  2. pins & ashes June 28, 2016 / 7:01 am

    That’s beautiful Pia.. cuddles to little bambie there to think of caterpillar land and then rosie.. ❤

    • Truly Happy June 29, 2016 / 1:05 pm

      Thanks Ash. Yes Cathy to Rosie, that was nice to hear.

  3. thewallandthem June 29, 2016 / 11:20 am

    Hello. 🙂
    How are you doing today?
    The story was so adorable. It’s heartening to see how your daughter is such a little dreamer. Say hello to her from my side. I could be her far away brother. 🙂
    Take care and have a good day. 🙂

    • Truly Happy June 29, 2016 / 1:02 pm

      Hello there Aitijya! I am well thanks. Thank you for your kind words for your far away sister 🙂 . I will pass on your hello to her.

      I hope you are having a good day too. Will visit The Wall later on in the day.

      • thewallandthem June 29, 2016 / 1:51 pm

        Thank you. Stay strong, safe and happy. 🙂

  4. BellyBytes June 29, 2016 / 12:02 pm

    What a delightful story. Definitely an author in the making . I love this game of spinning yarns …. Children really amaze you with their ideas

    • Truly Happy June 29, 2016 / 1:03 pm

      Thank you BellyBytes. Yes, I love to give Bambi topics like this and note what she comes up with.

      • BellyBytes June 29, 2016 / 4:53 pm

        Will try it with my grandson too. He has a great imagination and an eye for detail too

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