Ever had an in-your-face encounter with a caterpillar? Darlyne Murawski came eye-to-eye with a spiny caterpillar in Costa Rica, and was severely stung by the harmless-looking creepy-crawly. But she still got the picture. It's one of many caterpillar close-ups that illustrate this extraordinary book. Readers learn to study these insects like the experts. Witness the astonishing life cycle with its metamorphosis from caterpillar to pupa to butterfly. See the amazing snake-like defenses of some poisonous species, and the silk stitching used by others to build leafy hideaways. Face to Face with Caterpillars encourages an active study of this intriguing insect. How to find caterpillars, how to raise a monarch, how to help preserve their habitats, how to photograph the caterpillar, and how to learn more: It's all in Darlyne Murawski's fun book.