About this Blog

On an average day, my daughter’s question-to-declarative sentence ratio clocks in at a healthy 5:1. Fortunately, she asks really interesting questions. Many are easy to answer, but some are real stumpers. Especially for an English major like me. This blog explores what happens when “I don’t know” is followed by “Let’s find out!”

Caterpickles primarily chronicles the crazy questions a curious second grader asks (and the experiments that naturally follow from them) such as:

Inevitably, though, books are read and talked about here too.

(The books on Caterpickles are mostly picture and chapter books suitable for sharing with preschool and early elementary school children. If you’d like to learn more about the books I read when The Seven-Year-Old isn’t around, come visit me on my other blog, BostonWriters or on Goodreads.)

Necessary Disclaimer:

Nothing on this blog should be viewed as anything other than a mom looking for fun ways to spend time with her daughter. Some questions we’ll explore lend themselves to hands-on experimentation and some don’t. That’s why I carry an iPhone at all times in the field. The system’s limitations generally mean that I can only access one or two sites before losing my daughter’s interest, but that’s usually good enough to get me to the next question. While no parent wants to pump her child full of misinformation, I’m also working with a Seven-Year-Old here, and so am not concerned about doing the sort of thorough research you’d want to see in actual science.

So while I hope you enjoy my site, I wouldn’t base your next science report on it.

6 Responses to About this Blog

  1. I love this!! You are a great mom, who has the best interest of her child at heart. Have fun, I am glad you like Too Much Butter and The Magnolia Cafe. Stop by soon.

    Much Love,
    Ann

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  2. Hello, your blog is super cute! You and your readers may be interested in this free ebook for kids about zebras. “Yipes! Stripes!” is the first book in the Monkey Says series of informative and funny books for kids. You can read the book here: http://www.monkeysays.net/yipesstripes.html

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  3. I like this site so much, saved to my bookmarks. “I don’t care what is written about me so long as it isn’t true.” by Dorothy Parker.

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  4. AIR MAX says:

    Dude, you’re f’n hilarious. Love the sarcastic sense of humor. I found a link to this post while doing some research on bhw and i let this page sidetrack me for a good 10-12 minutes just because of your personality. Haven’t check out the rest of your site, or anything else about you but If it’s more of this I’m lovin’ it. nike free 5.0 http://www.sicticino.ch/hinweis.asp.

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