Charlie The Caterpillar
Author: Dom DeLuise
Page Designed by: Pam Ray
Charlie has just been born and
out to find some friends. He asks some monkeys, some rabbits,
some birds and some mice to be his friend, but they all said no.
Charlie wanted to know why and their reply was all the same, "because
your an ugly caterpillar". Charlie is sad and quickly realizes
that friends are hard to find.
Charlie was very upset that no one wanted to be his
friend and began to cry. Charlie wanted to be alone so he found a
quiet place and wrapped himself into a cocoon. Charlie soon
drifted off to sleep and dreamed that he had a best friend to play
with. After a long nap Charlie woke up, and to his surprise he
had become a beautiful butterfly. Charlie spread his wings and
began to fly. He flew by the monkeys, the rabbits, the birds and
the mice. They all wanted to be the beautiful butterfly's
friend. Charlie did not stop and talk to any of them.
Charlie thought that if they only wanted to be his friend because of
his beautiful wings, then they could not be real friends.
One day Charlie was enjoying the spring sunshine
when all of a sudden he heard someone crying. He saw a
caterpillar and asked her name and why she was crying. She said
her name was Katie and she was crying because no one would be her
friend. Charlie smiled and said he would be her friend.
Katie was very happy. Charlie and Katie became good friends.
1. What would you
do to show Katie that you would be her friend?
2. Charlie was teased for
"being the ugly caterpillar". If
you were Charlie describe how that would make you feel.