This book is about a 4 year old boy named Jared who has an insatiable curiosity about the natural world, especially little critters. Always pleading to keep these found critters for his very own. He finally convinces his parents to let him keep a Woollybear caterpillar. His attachment to this caterpillar and the way he cares for it is heartwarming. It then teaches children the valuable lesson of letting go. It's a story most young children can relate to and enjoy. It also includes teaching of the seasons and the life cycle of a caterpillar.