Eric Carle's books are beloved by children everywhere, not only for the striking beauty of the collage illustrations and the fun of the stories, but because children sense his real interest in their own deepest concerns. In this book he deals compassionately with their universal feelings of awkwardness as they go about learning new skills — and encourages them to keep on trying until they succeed.
When a little click beetle falls onto his back, it asks for help from a wise old click beetle. "Look at me," says the older click beetle, giving a loud CLICK and flipping onto its feet. But try as it might, the clumsy click beetle just can't seem to land feet first — or can it? Listen to the little beetle as it CLICKs through the colorful pages and somersaults into your heart.