written and illustrated by Claire (age 6)
Barbie the caterpillar went to bed one night in her warm cocoon. In the morning, the sun came up, but Barbie didn’t want to come out of her cocoon. She said, “It’s too cozy in this cocoon with my Buddy. I just want to sleep some more.”
But her mom and dad said, “If you don’t come out of your cocoon you won’t go to the restaurant with us.”
“OK, I’ll come out,” said Barbie. “But first I have to straighten my cocoon.”
When she was done, she came out and realized that she had pretty pink and purple wings. Then she went to the restaurant with her mom and dad and had mashed potatoes and peas.