The Very Sad Caterpillar
Paint Picture and Story designed by: Vanessa Franks


    There one was a very sad caterpillar named Rosie. She was green and fuzzy with rose-colored cheeks. Rosie lived in a tree in the backyard of the Franks' house.  Day in and day out all Rosie did was walk around in the tree munching on leaves. Rosie was sad because she wanted to explore the world.  She couldn't do much exploring stuck in the tree all day.  One day another caterpillar came into her tree, Rosie was so excited to finally have a friend to join her. The older, wiser caterpillar climbed up the tree and told her that she would be able to explore the world soon. Rosie was so confused? How could she possible explore the world stuck in a tree all day. She waited patiently until one day, Spring arrived. The flowers began to bloom. She had a funny feeling inside. She was spinning a chrysalis. She didn't know what was happening, but she had remembered what the older, wiser caterpillar told her.  She became very excited.  She stayed in the chrysalis for several days until she came out as a beautiful butterfly. Her dream had come true.  She would get to explore the world

How would you change the story: (suggested ideas)

1.  How would you change the main character? (Introduction)
2. Where would your story take place? (Setting)
3. What would happen to the main character? (Plot)
4. How would your story end? (Ending)

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