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Ama's Picture Books

My grandmother recently left me her entire collection of picture books and children's literature. The entire collection is comprised of over 300 books. I am attempting to read as many as possible in 2014.

The Girl Who Loved Caterpillars

The Girl Who Loved Caterpillars - Jean Merrill, Jean Merrill

adapted by Jean Merrill, illustrated by Floyd Cooper


I'm pretty sure I read this book as a kid. I liked the story, but occasionally the illustrations didn't match with the text. Not a huge deal, but slightly distracting as I was reading.


The afterword was informative about the original story, but I didn't like the bit about the women's liberation movement. It feels like when (white) feminists try to take Hua Mulan's story and twist it to their beliefs. It ignores the cultural context of the story. But other than that, it's an enjoyable book.