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Monday, February 17, 2014

Inch by Inch

"Inch by Inch" by Leo Lionni won the Caldecott Honor award in 1961.

The inch worm had a busy life trying to keep from getting eaten by other creatures. He had to use his wits to stay alive.

He met a robin, and he told him that he was useful because he measured things. The robin wanted him to measure his tail. The robin was so impressed, he wanted to show his friends so they could be measured too. 

One day, he met a nightingale who wanted him to measure her song. If the inch worm couldn't do it, then the nightingale was going to eat him. The nightingale started to sing, so  the inch worm began to move forward. The bird sang and sang until the inch worm was safe enough away!