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Dora Diller

"My stomach's full of butterflies!"
lamented Dora Diller.
Her mother sighed. "That's no surprise,
you ate a caterpillar!"


From The New Kid on the Block, published by Greenwillow, 1984. Used with permission.


Jack Prelutsky

Born in 1940, Jack Prelutsky is the author of more than thirty collections and anthologies of children's poetry

Date Published: 1984-01-01

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