Whoa Nilly

A Nymph Grows Up

by Patti Rae Fletcher



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/7/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 28
ISBN : 9781480882591
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 28
ISBN : 9781480882584
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 28
ISBN : 9781480882607

About the Book

Nilly is an insect baby, known as a nymph. She is tiny without much color. A storm transports Nilly through the air and drops her in a small creek away from her family. She lives beneath the water, feels like an ugly ducking, and has the appetite of a hungry caterpillar. She eats, hides, eats some more, watches, and wishes.

In the water, she realizes there are no other creatures like her. Everything is moving and changing, but Nilly seems to stay the same. She wants to be graceful like the snakes, colorful like the frogs, and have gills and teeth that work like the fish. She is amazed, too, at the birds and how they rise from the water and fly. Nilly wonders what she will be when she grows up, and hopes the growing up happens soon.

For Nilly, a time of great change is coming. She will learn that all things happen for a reason … and at exactly the right time.

About the Author

Patti Rae Fletcher loves all things in nature, insects included. While employed in an elementary school library, her passion for writing grew. She began her career taking several courses through the Institute of Children’s Literature. Patti has contributed to several children’s and family magazines, including Jack and Jill, Woman’s World, and Family, Fish, and Game, along with some work for Scholastic. She and her family live in lower Michigan.