Written by Roy Bentley
and Illustrated by members of Harpenden Arts Club
Published by n-Beta Limited
Story copyright © 2015 by Roy Bentley
Illustration copyrights as listed in ‘About the Story’ below
Please see the Shakespir Edition, License Notes at the end of this book
Munch started out as a very small and very ordinary caterpillar.
But then one day he found an old mouldy Children’s Dictionary in a forgotten corner of the local public library.
‘This smells nice to eat’, Munch thought.
The first page he came to was A for Apple.
He munched a bit and then turned the page to B for Banana.
He really liked that but when he had finished he turned the page to C for cake.
…and that was even better. On the next page was D for doughnut.
Oh, Munch thought. If I eat all this sweet stuff I will get very fat. But then, that’s what a caterpillar should do!
Next he turned to E for Egg. Is that better for him? He didn’t know.
But then the next page was F for frying; definitely worse!
I must stop all this eating, Munch thought. So he turned the page and there was G for Guitar.
He plucked the strings and made music. He was getting cleverer! Then he munched over to the next page which was H for Hats.
He tried some on. His head was definitely getting bigger! He was so excited!
So he turned over to I for Ice lolly to cool down.
All this learning things had made him hungry again, time for some Jam.
Satisfied he looked around and saw a door with a great big Key in it.
He opened the door and wriggled outside into a tropical garden where he saw Lemons,
… and Mango’s.
The Mango made him a bit ill, so he laid down on a comfy leaf and went to sleep under the stars in the Night sky.
He dreamt he was in a cold icy world and met a Penguin,
… and a Queen!
He dreamt he saw a huge colourful Rainbow.
Waking up he climbed up a long flight of Stairs,
.. up into a large garden growing Tomatoes.
It started raining, but fortunately there was a red Umbrella to keep most of him dry.
He found he didn’t mind getting wet, so went for a swim in the Water in a nearby pond.
He dried off and learnt to play the Xylophone.
Then ate some Yoghurt,
.. watched a Zebra gallop by,
… and then crawled all the way up a tree to visit a owl who was fast asleep.
The ZZZZ’s coming from the owl made Munch feel very sleepy. He crawled into a dark corner, spun a thick blanket of silk all round himself and went into a deep sleep.
In the spring, when it was warmer he woke up and munched his way out of his silken blanket….
… and guess what? He had changed into a beautiful moth!
This eBook was created as the working demonstration of Illustration and eBook creation for the Harpenden Arts Club.
All the illustrations were created by HAC members as below:-
A and K = Peter Hoare; B = Jean O’Grady; C, E and the Cocoon = Peter J Brown; F and I = David Jennings; G = Eva Andersson; H = Eddie Targett; J and P = Debbie Prothero; L and N = Madeline Berger; M = Tsz Yan Lau; O = Marjolene Koster; Q and W = Gillian Goodwin; R and X = Roy Bentley; S and U = Susan Edwards; T and Z = Maureen Carr; Y = Yan Yan Liu; Z = Sarah-Jane Osbourne.
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I am a free-lance author, illustrator, artist and cartoonist working near London, England.
Currently published books on Amazon Kindle are:
The Owl and the Pussy Cat – retold,
The Three Billy Goats Gruff – retold
The Groggs Have a Wonderful Summer
The Groogs Day Out
Spacers Series: Lift Off to Danger, Moonquake, Shuttleburn, Comet Chase and Spacecrash
Currently published on Shakespir are:-
Sally Willow Learns to Swim,
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This book is a work of fiction and any resemblance to persons, living or dead, or places, events or locales is purely coincidental. The characters are productions of the author’s imagination and used fictitiously.