When another caterpillar informs
Nelle that they must turn into butterflies, Nelle resists the change.
But when Franny reappears as a beautiful monarch butterfly,
she motivates her feeble friend with a single phrase - you only have to
ant to change. Once a butterfly, Nelle realizes that change
is often better than expected.
Caterpillar That Wouldn't Change...
The next morning
inches along, Franny said
to Nelle, “Some day we’ll turn into butterflies.”
“What do you mean?” Nelle stopped so quickly her
body turned into a high upside-down U.
“We grow until it’s time to change,” Franny told
her as she started to munch on a leaf. “Change? Do I really have to
change?” Nelle asked.
“You must. That’s what caterpillars do,” said
“Why?” asked Nelle.
“Because you can grow and change. Wouldn’t you
to be a beautiful butterfly some day?”
“I want to stay the way I am,” Nelle insisted with
a bounce of her antennae. Franny huffed and crept along.