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Suggested Viewing: The Little Bird and the Caterpillar

By Emily Ohara, Education Program Manager & JBFC Kids Curator 04.23.20

The Little Bird and the Caterpillar 

5 min. 2017. Switzerland. No Dialogue. NR. 


Recommended Age: All

Streaming: Kanopy Kids (Free), Amazon Prime (Free) 

Synopsis: It's summer. High above in a tree the little Bird cherishes and nurtures the green leaves of his home. Suddenly a hungry caterpillar starts to eat the appetizing leaves and the adventure of the flightless bird begins!

Why Education Program Manager & JBFC Kids Curator, Emily Ohara, @TeachEmFilm recommends it: A cute tale of a little bird trying to keep leaves on a tree branch from being eaten by a very hungry caterpillar, will entice young ones to draw once they see the simple, colorful and hand drawn world. With no words and playful comedic moments, the story saunters to an ending of delightful surprise. 


Fun Fact: 

The film was made in the country of Switzerland and the original title is, Der kleine Vogel und die Raupe.


Take it Further:

  • Watch the little bird again encounter new characters and fun challenges in The Little Bird and the Squirrel. Streaming on Kanopy Kids (Free), and Amazon Prime (Free) 

  • Grow your own butterflies and watch them transform into beautiful butterflies! These Butterfly Kits will give you everything to get started.