This poem is about the three stages of a caterpillar's life from the point of view of children. It can be used as a riddle if you don't tell the name of the poem.

A Caterpillar's Life - American Children's Songs - The USA - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


Recited by Lisa Yannucci.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

This poem can be found in "The Child's Own Book of Poetry" (1880).

Image: Illuminated Copper engraving by Maria Sibylla Merian, from Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium, Plate IX (1705).