Ross Burach Storytime

Making learning fun isn’t a problem for children’s author Ross Burach! In his newest picture book, THE VERY IMPATIENT CATERPILLAR, Ross hides the science of metamorphosis inside the story of caterpillar who just can’t wait to become a butterfly. With bold, quirky illustrations and silly characters, THE VERY IMPATIENT CATERPILLAR is sure to bring a grin to all readers. Come metamorphosize (and laugh!) with us as Ross reads his new book and signs copies!

This clever send-up of every child's biggest challenge -- being patient! -- is a STEM-friendly, laugh-out-loud comedy about metamorphosis.

"Will delight fans of Mo Willems's "Pigeon" series... absolutely charming." --School Library Journal

Ross Burach's hilarious, tongue-in-cheek exploration of metamorphosis will make you flutter with glee, while also providing real facts about how caterpillars transform into butterflies

Ross Burach loves drawing pictures, making up jokes, dabbling in animation, and hanging out with his family. He is the creator of the picture book THE VERY IMPATIENT CATERPILLAR, which earned a starred review from The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, the acclaimed picture book TRUCK FULL OF DUCKS , as well as the interactive board book HI-FIVE ANIMALS!, which was named the best board book of the year by Parents Magazine. Ross's work can also be seen in Jennifer Hamburg's BILLY BLOO IS STUCK IN GOO, a Children's Choice Book Award finalist, hailed by Publishers Weekly as a "high-energy cartoon that looks as though it sprang directly from a child's imagination." Ross lives in Brooklyn, New York. You can visit him online at

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 11:00am
Event address: 
An Unlikely Story (Second Story)
The Very Impatient Caterpillar Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338289411
Availability: Backordered
Published: Scholastic Press - February 26th, 2019

Truck Full of Ducks Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338129366
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Scholastic Press - March 27th, 2018

Pine & Boof: Blast Off! Cover Image
By Ross Burach, Ross Burach (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062418524
Availability: Available to Order
Published: HarperCollins - November 13th, 2018

Hi-Five Animals! (A Never Bored Book!) Cover Image
By Ross Burach, Ross Burach (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338245677
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Scholastic Press - August 28th, 2018

Signed Copies

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