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There was once a caterpillar girl.
She went to school with worms, ants, ladybugs, and rollypollies.

But none of her classmates liked her.
They thought she was not pretty.

"Look at me, I am slimy!" Said the worm, "you aren't slimy."

"Look at me," said the rollypolly, "I have a shell, and I can roll into a ball. You can't do that!"

"Look at me," said the ant, "I'm so strong and red! You're boring!"

"Look at me," said the ladybug, "I'm red and polkadotted. You're plain!"

Even the teacher Mr. Mantis was a bright green.

And the caterpillar girl felt lonely, because she did not have anything the other classmates had.

But one day in the middle of class, she became slimy.

A hard cocoon covered her, thicker than the rollypolly's shell!

Then, she started to turn red!

And then, a pattern appeared.

It was scary at first. All her classmates were staring.

After a while, when it felt right, she pushed her way out of the cocoon.

She had become a butterfly, at last!
A child's book I made up a while ago. It's one of those types that only have one or two sentences per page with a huge illustration... At least, how I see it in my head.

I planned on doing illustrations but I never could draw the ant properly. :)
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Annymosa Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
And here I thought it was a self-pity teenage work! I love how you used animals, not humans in obvious disguise. The tone is light and bright, and in the end, the caterpillar isn't "more beautiful than everyone else" but she had what everyone else had, too. And then she showed her beauty. I believe that it would make a really sweet children's story! :D
DusktheDemon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, I'm glad you liked it more than you originally thought you would.

I hope to someday use watercolors and draw it out~!

I have a close family friend who is publishing a children's book, so I know she could help me if I am able to finish the project.
holayutasan Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Student Writer
That's adorable!
DusktheDemon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
glad you like it
holayutasan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Student Writer
starisis9 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
* first comment dance* interesting!
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